Antone's 42nd Anniversary: "The Godfather of Austin Blues" W.C. Clark, Omar & the Howlers, The Tail Gators


Antone's 42nd Anniversary: "The Godfather of Austin Blues" W.C. Clark, Omar & the Howlers, The Tail Gators

The Tail Gators

Thu, July 13, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Austin, TX

$15.00 - $17.00

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W.C. Clark Blues Revue - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
W.C. Clark Blues Revue
“If the blues is played right,” says Austin, Texas native W.C. Clark, “it makes your soul feel clean.” Indeed, master guitarist/vocalist Clark – known as “The Godfather of Austin Blues” – has been playing the blues right and cleansing souls from the east side of Austin to stages around the world for over 40 years. He's been mentoring countless young blues and soul players in the finer points of the music for almost as long. Blues stars from Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan to Angela Strehli to Lou Ann Barton to Marcia Ball have all perfected their craft under Clark's tutelage. Clark's mix of modern Texas blues, searing guitar and heartfelt, Memphis-style soul vocals have made him a favorite of blues and R&B fans alike.
Omar & the Howlers - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Omar & the Howlers
Omar Kent Dykes has been playing rocking blues for over 50 years. He began playing at twelve years old in McComb, MS, sneaking out of the house at night after his parents went to sleep to cross the railroad tracks into Bear Town where the black community lived. His friends in Bear Town taught him how to play the blues with soul from the heart. Omar moved to Austin, TX in 1976 and quickly became one of the hottest bands in town, playing with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and countless other bands that laid the foundation for Austin becoming the "Live Music Capital of the World." Omar and the Howlers began extensively touring globally in 1984. Since then, they have played in over 30 countries and 49 states. With influences of Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Bo Diddley, Omar has 27 releases since 1980 and continues to crank out material on a regular basis. He has been awarded the Netherlands Edison Award, Band/Album/Song of the Year by the Austin Chronicle Music Awards, and was the 2011 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from AMP for his contribution to the Austin Music Scene.
The Tail Gators - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701