It was another scorching summer in Texas, with long stretches of 100-plus degree days, and even a few hot high-notes around 108 degrees. But many Texas musicians still had to slug it out in the punishing heat. At an outdoor June gig, Texas Tornado (2022) bassist Wes Stephenson commented on Facebook, “Dude…it should be illegal to have a wedding outside in Texas during the summer. Got us out here lookin like crisp bacon.” Over in East Dallas, even the squirrels were “splooting,” splaying out flat to cool down. Andy Timmons Band bassist Mike Daane captured this photo in July as proof.

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