June 03, 2006

Clifford Antone

I remember countless evenings, smoky, beer-and-rum-laced, filled with blues by Marcia Ball and Joe Ely and John Lee Hooker and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All at Antone's in Austin. Where the blues came to mean something.

So go in peace, Clifford Antone. Yours was an institution. Halfway across the world, there are some of us who remember.


km said...

You saw SRV in flesh and blood? NO!!!!!!

Now would be a good time to play "Texas Flood", given how much rains we've had in the last few days.

Dilip D'Souza said...

km, actually the SRV event I remember best was the one where he was with us only in spirit -- the sad candle-light vigil at Zilker Park in Austin a day or two after he died in that helicopter crash.

Have you heard "Family Style" (?), his album with his bro Jimmie? Excellent. They should have done more together. There were occasional shows where they'd play a double-fretted guitar, Jimmie playing sitting down with SRV leaning over his shoulder to play it too.

Anonymous said...

Oh...I remember that day like it was yesterday and it still saddens me for him to have left us so soon. And yes.. there should have been more Family Style albums

Rest in Peace SRV & Clifford
Love you guys!