Meet the Authors: Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett

The Austin History Center invites you to an evening book discussion with Eddie Wilson, who recently published his memoirs "Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir." Wilson will be joined by Jesse Sublett, who assisted with the book. They will discuss the book and how the project came together as well as share stories of the legendary Austin music venue. A book signing will follow the presentation and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. In this rollicking memoir, Eddie Wilson tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Armadillo from the moment he first peered into a derelict National Guard armory building and knew that destiny had found him. He vividly describes how two previously clashing groups—rednecks and hippies—came together at the Armadillo, enjoying a new blend of country music and rock that spawned a many-named movement: cosmic cowboy, progressive country, and redneck rock, among others. “The Armadillo World Headquarters . . . was one of the most exciting, and remained one of the most exciting, places in the United States for the years that it was in operation. I saw a little of everything at the Armadillo, and it was one of the great experiences of my life.” —Ann Richards, from the author’s preface


Meet the Authors: Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett

May 09, 2017


Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe
Austin, Texas, United States

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