Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham and Larry Seaman

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Musician/artists Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham and Larry Seaman are our guests this week.

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Jesse Sublett

Jesse Sublett is a writer, musician, and artist known for his iconic rock trio, The Skunks  that helped put Austin on the rock n’ roll map. Jesse’s many fiction and nonfiction books include 1960’s Austin Gangsters, Never the Same Again, The Martin Fender Novels, and books on Esther’s Follies and the Armadillo World Headquarters (with Eddie Wilson). Jesse’s work has been published in print magazines including the New York Times, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. He has written extensively for the History Channel, as well as for reality TV and other TV/ film projects. Jesse continues to perform and record new music.

Jon Dee Graham

Guitarist and songwriter Jon Dee Graham, the only artist to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times, as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks, and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers which included Alejandro Escovedo and his brother, Javier Escovedo. Jon Dee has recorded ten solo albums of his own, and has contributed to over 60 other albums: he has played with everyone from John Doe and Patty Griffin,  to James McMurtry, Kelly Willis and Michelle Shocked.  Jon Dee was named the Austin Musician of the Year during the South by Southwest music conference in 2006.

Larry Seaman

Larry Seaman grew up in west Texas.  At age 13, his family moved to Austin and he began to explore art, music, and poetry.  He studied English, Art, and Philosophy at Texas State University. Larry dropped out after forming Standing Waves, a seminal force in Austin’s punk/ new wave scene at Raul’s, Duke’s Club Foot, and the Armadillo World Headquarters.  The Waves released  a few records, toured, opened  for Blondie, U2, Psychedelic Furs, and  eventually moved  to New York. Larry returned to Austin in the late 80’s, completing his degree in English, then  teaching for 10 years. During that time, he began making assemblages, explorations into the spirit of things. His work has been featured at Davis Gallery and YardDog  on the East Austin Studio Tour, and at Luanem in Albuquerque.  He continues to write, perform, and explore. His single Things Shouldn’t Be This Way comes out in early December.

The artwork of Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham and Larry Seaman will be available at Austin’s Yard Dog Gallery from December 1-31, 2018, the exhibit entitled, Birds, Bears & Bones. A live music opening reception will be held from 7-9pm on Saturday, December 1st.

Yard Dog Gallery – Birds, Bears & Bones

Birds, Bears & Bones

Jon Dee Graham, Jesse Sublett, & Larry Seaman, are Austin music legends.

In the late 1970s, The Skunks (Jesse & Jon Dee) and Standing Waves (Larry, + Yard Dog founder Randy Franklin), changed the way Austinites listened to music, and changed the way the world thought about Austin. As visual artists, these three musician/artists are still changing the way you see the world. Jesse takes flight with BIRDS; Jon Dee brings us the unique POV of BEARS; Larry shows us the gears and clock springs and the stripped bare BONES at the grind box of Life.