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Half Price Books Gig, Tertulia

Saturday, May 30, 1 PM – 3 PM, Austin Gangsters Take Over Half Price Books North Lamar. A few murder ballads plus Q&A. I’ll be signing “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital.” But actually, I’ll sign anything. Come by. Eddie Wilson has promised to buy you a …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOLF

Chester Arthur “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett, born June 10, 1910, died January 10, 1976. Not just the greatest of the blues singers and performers, he was one of the greatest of all American artists, period. He not only helped bring what we call “blues” into the mainstream, he helped invent rock …

Noir blues weekend

RA-howlin-wolf2012-3webThanks everybody who came out to Opal Devine’s last night for Noir at the Bar. We had cool music from Chris Hoyt (and I played a pretty cool song too), fine readings from Barry Graham, Jonathan Wood, Peter Farris and myself. For me the definite highlight was Peter Farris’ reading …