Antone's 42nd Anniversary: "The Godfather of Austin Blues" W.C. Clark, LeRoi Bros, The Tail Gators


Antone's 42nd Anniversary: "The Godfather of Austin Blues" W.C. Clark, LeRoi Bros, The Tail Gators

Don Leady & The Tail Gators

Thu · July 13, 2017

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

$15.00 - $17.00

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.
LeRoi Brothers - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
LeRoi Brothers
All Hail the Austin Legends!

This Austin, TX, rock & roll band was formed in 1981. One of the longest-lasting bands on the eclectic Austin scene, the original lineup consisted of drummer Mike Buck (founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds), guitarist Don Leady (later forming Tail Gators), guitarist Steve Doerr, and bassist Alex Napier (now a member of The Mystic Knights). Over the years, various members have included Joe Doerr, Jackie Newhouse, Sarah Brown, Evan Johns, and Pat Collins. The core of the band has always centered around Buck's solid drumming (probably the finest drummer Texas has to offer) and Steve Doerr's rocking vocals and songwriting, while the band as a whole can capably take on anything from blues to rockabilly to cajun to country to the grungiest of garage rock & roll. Consistent winners of the Best Roots Rock Band award in the Austin Chronicle's reader's poll, the band has retained a loyal following both here and abroad. The band's current lineup also features the dynamite Eve Monsees on guitar.
Don Leady & The Tail Gators - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Don Leady & The Tail Gators
Photo by Bob Zink
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701