Sunday, June 12, at 5 PM: I’ll be playing a handful of new songs before Ace Atkins book signing at BookPeople. Ace is a great crime writer. See his info here. His most recent novel is called Ranger, see the rave review here. His previous novel, Infamous, was about Machine Gun Kelly. His first book, Crossroad Blues, wove a mystery around the mysterious death of the primal bluesman Robert Johnson, whose ghost still haunts and inspires countless musicians today.
Sun. June 19, 2011, 8 PM: Jon Dee Graham & Friend show, featuring Jesse Sublett, Continental Club Gallery (Upstairs), Austin. Jon Dee & I first started playing together in my band, the Skunks, in January 1979, replacing original guitarist Eddie Munoz.That adds up to 32 years that Jon Dee and I have been playing together, swapping songs, and most important, being friends. Over the past years, he’s become a real Austin icon and recognized around the world as a great musician, writer, and all around artist. That’s been a vicarious thrill for me, and I’m really looking forward to this gig.
These Sunday night shows are from 8-10 PM, cover $15, intimate setting, unique, only in Austin, only on South Congress Ave.
WHAT YOU MISSED, RECENTLY:
My third annual HOWLIN WOLF BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE Friday, June 10, at the Continental Club. This was the 101st anniversary of his birth. We had a great, great, great night. All the bands and guests were superb, excellent, rocking.
JESSE SUBLETT & THE BIG THREE TRIO
GREG IZOR & THE BOX KICKERS,
Plus these special guests: LZ Love, Sonny James, Ted Roddy, Tom Lewis, Dominique Davalos, Sam Kanoff, Chelsea Toler, Craig Simenchek, Bevis Griffin, Grant Sides.