JON DEE GRAHAM & JESSE SUBLETT SUNDAY NITE

The Skunks playing Raul's 1979, Jesse Sublett, Bill Blackmon, Jon Dee Graham.

The Skunks playing Raul’s 1979, Jesse Sublett, Bill Blackmon, Jon Dee Graham.

Jon Dee Graham and Jesse Sublett (right), playing the darkest, starkest bluest murder ballads to be found in Austin, Texas..

Jon Dee Graham and Jesse Sublett (right), playing the darkest, starkest bluest murder ballads to be found in Austin, Texas..

Last minute booking, I will be playing with Jon Dee Graham at his Sunday night residency at the Continental Club Gallery (upstairs). The series is billed as “Jon Dee & Friend.” Jon Dee has lots of friends, since he’s been a landmark in the Austin music scene since 1979, when he replaced Fazz Eddie Munoz in The Skunks , (read about how this story for more info on The Skunks. As I said in my memoir, Never The Same Again: at first, skeptical fans were saying, “Where’s Eddie gone? Who is Jon Dee Graham?” but after a gig or two, they were all saying, “Wow! This guy is on fire! … Who the heck is Eddie Munoz?” That’s nothing against Eddie. Eddie is a fine guitarist. Jon Dee just took over, that’s all. Anyway, between then and now Jon Dee has become one of the leading figures of the Americana scene and renowned worldwide for his brilliant songwriting and moving, hilarious, unforgettable stage persona.
He had a rough year in 2008, nearly dying in a car wreck and then nearly dying again as his spleen ruptured, then fracturing most of his ribs during a fall while putting up Xmas lights (something one should not do if still recovering from a broken back from a car wreck). I wrote a song about my reaction to nearly losing Jon Dee called “That’s How the Devil Rolls” “ Go ahead, check it out now or wait until we play it Sunday night. We’ll also be doing some Sacred Steel music, some crazy blues, and who knows what else. I hope you can make it.
PS. Jon Dee has a new record coming out called “It’s not as bad as it looks.” Go to Freedom Records for more details.

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