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Austin musician Carter Beckworth, 27, recorded his first song at age 13

By Michael Barnes - American-Statesman Staff



Half a lifetime ago, Carter Beckworth made his first recording.

He was 13. Because of the way that people passed around whole libraries of songs on Napster in 1999, more than a million people ended up sharing what Beckworth had put together with fellow Houston eighth-grader Tom Banks and their band Lithium.

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