Rachael Ray and Austin

I was cleaning out the ERR story idea archive and found this article about how much Rachael Ray and her husband John Cusimano love Austin. The photo to the left is of Rach and her husband singing at the SXSW festival held there each year. They also started hosting a party at the festival.

As a result of writing this blog, there are very few factoids about Rachael that I haven't run across before, but this article had one! Apparently Rachael took up drum lessons at 37. Who knew? Here are a few highlights from the article:

On her music taste:

“We have very eclectic taste. We listen to everything,” Ray said in an interview with the American-Statesman in Austin Friday night. “We are both devout followers of the Foo Fighters. We both love John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, opera and indie rock. That’s what I like about Austin, it’s not just one scene.”

On how she ended up visiting Austin:

“I wanted to come here because it was the live music capital of the world. And, I wanted to see Bob Schneider,” Ray said. “He’s just such a great musician, a great storyteller. We (Ray and Cusimano) were both listening to his music on the plane on the way down.”

Photo from Every Day with Rachael Ray.

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