Live Form Austin features most of the songs from their debut album, as well as a few additional songs that have been live staples for the band. All of the songs have been written by them, as well. The highlights of theshow were the back-to-back performances of "Man To Beat" and "Onda", as well as the encore of "End Of A New Beginning". "Man To Beat" features some impressive harmonica playing by Henry, followed by some terrific guitar soloing. Henry is obviously very influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan and at times seems to be channeling him, as his mannerisms, technique, riffs, and use of the Fender Strat are all homage's to SRV. I'd bet he probably uses those extra-heavy gauge strings like Stevie too. "Onda" begins with a fantastic five-minute guitar solo before forging into a terrific Latin-flavored, blues-jam that sounds just like a classic Santana jam. Henry shows that his styles and influences are definitely not one-dimensional, as you can hear a little bit of Santana, Clapton, and Hendrix in his playing. Ringo also shines on this number as well. At times you would swear he had the Santana percussion section backing him up. Fantastic drumming! The encore performance of "End Of A New Beginning" was the absolute icing on the cake. Here, Henry and Jo Jo pull out all the stops; playing behind their necks, fretting each others guitars, and effortlessly holding their guitars high in the air with only their fret hands as they continue to pound out riff after monster riff. Jo Jo even lays his bass on the stage floor, props a rolled up towel under the neck, and lays down some serious Jeff Healy-style licks on those six thick strings. These young brothers certainly know how to put on a great show.
Thankfully, the DVD production was as good as the performance. Everything was nearly perfect. Clear, sharp widescreen presentation, with superb camera work, complimented by some outstanding Dolby 5.1 surround, and PCM stereo mixes. Each instrument and vocal was at the perfect level and the rear surrounds provided the perfect amount of crowd noise to make you imagine you were right there in Austin. There were some nice special features included, as well, featuring footage from various personal appearances and promos, an introduction to Garza families, and a tour of their hometown of San Angelo, Texas.