HOWLIN WOLF TRIBUTE Thurs June 10 UPDATE

UPDATE 5.15.10

HOWLIN WOLF BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE SHOW

Lordy, Lordy, Mizz Izzy!


June 10, 2010, Howlin Wolf, a k a Chester Burnett, would have been 99 years old. So we're having a big, bad birthday party at the Continental Club with many of Austin's coolest musicians.

Happening: THURS. 6/10/10
ROCKIN BLUES, BEAU COUP GUEST STARS

SEE THE POSTER HERE.

Latest developments: Davy Jones, who was out is IN! …. IZZY COX, who was almost OUT, is DEFINITELY IN…. Posters have been printed… ensembles are rehearsing… (soon)

The Boilerplate:

This June 10 marks 100 years since the birth of one of the greatest artists of all time. Chester Arthur Burnett, named after a president, then renamed after that primeval beast and that spirit that takes possession of so many of us in those wee hours of the night, HOWLIN WOLF

You mixed my drink with a can of Red Devil Lye.

Here’s a few song titles to stir those frozen memory banks: Spoonful, How Many More Years, Wang Dang Doodle, Back Door Man, Killin Floor…

a k a THE MIGHTY WOLF.… a k a the godfather of rock n’ roll, blues, punk and everything that howls in the night.

Here’s some more: Smokestack Lightning, I Walked From Dallas, You Gonna Wreck My Life, Commit a Crime, I Asked for Water, You Gave Me Gasoline

Join me on Thursday, June 10, at the Continental Club, that world-famous Mecca of Cool on South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas. We will be playing all-Wolf, all night. We are still working on the details, but so far, the list of performers includes:

Jesse Sublett, my terrible self, your loyal correspondent
Jon Dee Graham
Terri Lord
David Murray

DAVY JONES
Izzy Cox
Tom Lewis
Walter “Big Foot Chester” Daniels
Gary Clark, Jr.
Dominique Davalos
Bill Anderson & Joe Doerr of Churchwood
Bevis Griffin
Kathy Valentine (tentative)
Greg Izor & The Box Kickers
Eve Monsees & Mike Buck (Eve & the Exiles)
Sonny James
Sam Kanoff (super hot 16 year old six-string assassin)
John Burnett (NPR + WhoDo )
Brad Fordham
Michael Ramos
Madman Charlie Terrell
Lee Shupp

And more to be announced soon. Check back for updates. It’s gonna be a helluva party.

Cheers,
Jesse

PS: Ain’t Superstitious, Cadillac Daddy, Oh Red, Just My Color, Built for Comfort, 300 Pounds of Joy, Goin Down Slow, Dust My Broom, Forty-Four, Howlin’ For My Darlin, Do the Do

The Mighty Wolf

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