HOWLIN WOLF BIRTHDAY SHOW UPDATE: The gig is Thursday June 10. That’s the day, 100 years ago, Howlin Wolf was born.
Everything is shaping up beautifully for the show. We’ve got lots of great guests and 4 super solid Austintatious ensembles assembled to pay tribute to the works of this giant of American music, Chester Arthur Burnett, a k a HOWLIN WOLF. Below I have added some information to the show schedule so you can find when your favorite musicians will be appearing. By the way, John Burnett, the NPR reporter, will be playing with us and also reporting from the gig on the legacy of the Howlin Wolf! More info to follow.
10:15 PM CHURCHWOOD (Joe Doerr, Bill Anderson, BillySteve Korpi, Julien Peterson)+ John Burnett
10:40 Greg Izor & the BOX KICKERS + Michael Ramos
11:05 Jon Dee Graham & Jesse Sublett’s MURDER BALLAD SHOW w/ Terri Lord + Izzy Cox, Sam Kanoff, Michael Ramos, Lee Shupp
11:45 EVE & the EXILES Mike Buck, Eve Monsees, w/Jesse Sublett, Michael Ramos, David Murray, Gary C. Clark, Bevis Griffin, Sonny James, Dominique Davalos, Greg Izor
12:30 BIGFOOT CHESTER (Bill Anderson, Walter Daniels, Davy Jones, Jesse Sublett, Brad Fordham, Tom Lewis) + Claude McCann & Michael Ramos
For more information about Howlin Wolf, go to howlinwolf.com. This site is maintained by the authors of the definitive Howlin Wolf biography, “Moanin At Midnight.”
The Blues Search Engine has some cool stuff, too.
You can see some fantastic footage of the Wolf playing, along with several other incredible musicians, including Son House & Skip James, in a film called “Devil Got My Woman.” It was shot in a fake “gin joint” set up during the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival. Clips from the film are all over youtube, but nothing beats watching the whole thing start to finish.
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