Rockin’ Axes to Perform Favorites by Rush, Black Sabbath, Edgar Winter

Nacogdoches 12, 2019 - The Rockin’ Axes at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a rock concert at 6pm Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.

The Rockin’ Axes is directed by Nick Lambson, a Sound Recording Technology faculty member within the School of Music. One of three SRT performance groups, the Rockin’ Axes will perform “YYZ” by Rush, “Schism” by Tool, “Part III” by Crumb and “Frankenstein” by Edgar Winter, among other rock favorites.

The SRT program added a new, third ensemble this year to meet overwhelming student demand. “We have also made each ensemble smaller,” Lambson said. “This allows each student to perform on more songs, and it also became more competitive.

“As a result, we are working on some more advanced music like ‘YYZ’ and ‘Schism,’ which are technically and musically complex, with challenging rhythms, like changing meters,” he said. “We are also using music technology for special effects and using timbales for Winter’s ‘Frankenstein.’”

Music students attending this concert will receive recital credit. For additional information about the Rockin’ Axes, visit

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit

Cutline: The Rockin’ Axes at SFA will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.