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Pickers & Poets

There’s a new book coming out that sounds fascinating!  Craig Hillis and Craig Clifford’s Pickers & Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas explores the fierce and vulnerable lyricism of the Texas singer-songwriter tradition.  In it, an array of authors well-versed in regional culture write on Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll and Terri Hendrix, and just about every songwriter in between.

There will be a celebration of this new book on Texas Independence Day, Thursday, March 2nd at the Center for Texas Music History (in San Marcos) from 7-9 pm.  Editors Hillis and Clifford will be on hand to perform examples of ruthlessly poetic songcraft and to discuss the volume’s essays with a panel of authors who contributed to the collection, featuring Diana Finlay Hendricks, Brian T. Atkinson, and Jenni Finlay. Book sales and signing to follow the event.

John and Robin Dickson (the fine folks who bring us MusicFest and other cool events) are the amazing supporters of this book and others.   For more information about this book event, click here.

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