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  • Student gets hooked on east Austin blues history

    Student gets hooked on east Austin blues history

    By Leslie Blair; Excerpts taken from Living Blues magazine
    Leslie Blair; Excerpts taken from Living Blues magazine
    Published: April 8, 2010

    Blues music and integration have been long intertwined in Austin, according to Roger Gatchet, a doctoral student and blues enthusiast who is hooked on oral history. Gatchet interviewed east Austin musicians as part of an oral history project. Matthew Robinson, Donald “Duck” Jennings and Henry “Bluesboy” Hubbard played in east Austin in the 1950s and 1960s, an era Gatchet has described as “one of the liveliest blues scenes in the Lone Star state.”

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      Matthew the how to play harmonica guy said on July 8, 2011 at 10:34 p.m.
      Hey, "stream-of-consciousness harmonica solo" - now that's something I'd really love to hear! It is one of the most difficult things while playing a harmonica solo to get out of habits and ruts and really play in the moment - so that is a very high compliment!
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      Cynthia hestand said on Oct. 3, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.
      Where is or was Earnies Chicken Skack located? I went there many times in the late sixties but I can not remember where it was located. does it still exist?