Austin’s blues history didn’t start in the Seventies at Antone’s. It began in the juke joints and bars populated by African-American performers on the Eastside. Dialtone Records owner Eddie Stout reminds Austin of that annually with his Eastside Kings Festival, a 12th Street club crawl stocked with the best of Texas blues. The late summer fest has continually showcased a treasure trove of brilliant veterans like Miss Lavelle White, Bill Campbell, Blues Boy Willie, Jewel Brown, Classie Ballou, and the recently departed Hosea Hargrove, plus emerging talent like Jai Malano and Tomar & the FCs.
Eastside Kings Festival
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