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Eddie Stout Is a One-Man Historical Blues Society
On the eve of his Eastside Kings Festival the Dialtone Records founder remains doggedly preservationist
Music Story  September 7, 2017, by Kahron Spearman
"...Worth singer-guitarist U.P. Wilson...."

Armadillos to the Highest Bidder
Eddie Wilson banks at Saturday’s AWHQ auction
DAILY Music  January 19, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Neither would Ebay. Eddie Wilson’s massive unloading of concert posters, antique beer advertisements, and local music artifacts called for a live auction...."

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
The first of Austin's premier photographers shares some music history through his photos.
Music Story  May 18, 2001, by Ken Lieck
"...Photographer Burton Wilson doesn't take pictures anymore...."

Threadgill’s WHQ Will Close After Thanksgiving
Eddie Wilson done “clinging to the curb”
DAILY Music  September 12, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Amid rising rent and lease uncertainty, Threadgill’s owner Eddie Wilson tried everything over the last couple of years to keep “clinging to the curb” at 301 W. Riverside...."

Threadgill’s Upstairs Store for Rent
Owners seek contributors to “cultural petri dish”
DAILY Music  February 5, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...“People have asked me the same question every day for decades: ‘What’s that place back there?’” So reveals Threadgill’s owner Eddie Wilson about the two-story, corrugated steel building behind his North Lamar restaurant, also known as Old No. 1..."

Days Numbered for Threadgill’s WHQ
Eddie Wilson’s iconic business will close after SXSW unless ...
DAILY Music  October 20, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Eddie Wilson told “Playback” today that he doesn’t currently have a lease for his vaunted Threadgill’s World Headquarters restaurant and concert venue on Riverside Drive, and that he’s informed employees that it will close after South by Southwest in 2018...."

Threadgill’s WHQ Signs New Lease
Beloved restaurant/venue secures a few more years
DAILY Music  November 8, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Threadgill’s proprietor Eddie Wilson confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that he’s inked a lease keeping his iconic restaurant and music venue on Riverside open for a few more years...."

'The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle'
Once upon a time, at a venue far, far away, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band made their name in Austin
Music Story  March 16, 2012, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Eddie Wilson, owner, Armadillo/Thread­gill's: We'd been doing a number of Arma­dil­lo shows with Wild West Productions out of Houston. Those guys learned early on that they could make friends with an entertainer by talking him into playing the Armadillo..."

Family Style
The Threadgill's secret to longevity
Food Story  July 8, 2011, by Claudia Alarcón
"...We were like a big, silly, multicultural family. I think it was Chavez who started referring to Eddie Wilson, proprietor of Threadgill's, as papá...."

Playback: “Hastily Prepared” Ordinances Head to City Council
Revised drafts of Agent of Change and OMV permitting head to Council, but again, live music interests raise alarms
Music Column  June 8, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Long before yuppies employed "SoCo" and "SoFi" to describe two South Austin thoroughfares, Eddie Wilson pitched his tent betwixt the two. His Armadillo World Headquarters cross-pollinated local music culture there at the corner of Barton Springs Road, 1970-80..."

I Spy
Fans of the mid-sixties CBS series starring Bill Cosby as the Rhodes Scholar-cum-secret agent Alexander Scott and Robert Culp as co-spy-cum-tennis bum Kelly Robinson are apt to leave the theatre...
Film Review  November 1, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Betty Thomas. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Malcolm McDowell, Famke Janssen, Gary Cole and Phill Lewis..."

Blue Streak
Call this one Beverly Hills Cop: 1999. Presumably because he's also black and funny, Martin Lawrence has been shunted into the Eddie Murphy role in this new cop comedy/caper movie....
Film Review  September 24, 1999, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Les Mayfield. Starring: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, William Forsythe, Dave Chappelle, Peter Greene and Nicole Parker..."

Folk Music Fireball!
Sixty years ago this month and next, Elvis Presley destroyed Austin
Music Story  December 23, 2015, by Tim Stegall
"..."The basic difference between then and now is that Austin was a whole lot darker at night," says Armadillo World Headquarters co-founder and current day Threadgill's owner Eddie Wilson. "You could turn west on Lamar, and 90 seconds of hard driving later, you were out of town."..."

The Heartbreak Kid
Ben Stiller stars in this smart and winning remake of a 1972 Neil Simon-penned comedy about a man who falls in love with another woman on his honeymoon.
Film Review  October 5, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. Starring: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller, Rob Corddry, Carlos Mencia, Danny McBride and Scott Wilson..."

The Wendell Baker Story
The Wilson brothers deliver this shaggy comedy – which was written and directed by Luke and Andrew and co-stars Luke, Owen, and seasoned pros Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Casssell, and Kris Kristofferson.
Film Review  May 18, 2007, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...Directed by: Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson. Starring: Luke Wilson, Seymour Cassell, Eddie Griffin, Kris Kristofferson, Eva Mendes, Harry Dean Stanton, Owen Wilson and Spencer Scott..."

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
Music Story  July 2, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Eddie Wilson: I'd been out there in Marin [County, Calif.,] trying to stir up some business for the Armadillo. First time I saw Jerry Garcia was at this little club that they jammed in..."

These folks take dinner and supper seriously
Food Story  May 20, 2011, by Mick Vann
"...Threadgill's: The Cookbook by Eddie Wilson Longstreet Press, 244 pp., $24.95..."

Women Who Run With Warrior Princesses
Reneé O'Connor ROCs
Screens Story  February 13, 1998, by Kate X Messer
"...Renee O'Connor, Eddie and Sandra Wilson, and Lucy Lawless photograph by Geoffrey H. Short Everything you know is wrong..."

Harmonic Convergence
Threadgill's perfectly weds Austin's music and food cultures
Food Story  September 26, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...(See the Chronicle ACL Fest Supplement feature "ACL's Food Court Continues to Expand Its – and Our – Horizons," for more.) Establishing that new musical-culinary convergence in Austin is a worthwhile goal we certainly support. But for going on nearly 30 years, locals have known that Austin's music and food scenes converge at Threadgill's, the Austin-themed restaurants that are the brainchild of entrepreneur/raconteur/historian Eddie Wilson...."

Playback: Armadillo Tales
A review of the best book on Austin’s 1970s music scene since The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock
Music Column  April 6, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Passersby rescued our seven human and one canine passenger, while I rode a tow truck back to the lifeless town of Ozona, where I camped for days in the desolate dirt lot of a diesel garage. With no phone, funds, laptop, TV, or electricity, I excavated the van's only reading material: Armadillo World Headquarters, a memoir by Eddie Wilson...."

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