Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kerry Fitzgerald and John Rogers

Famed comedy star Kerry Awn used to do posters under his real name in the early days.  Here is one he did for the Arlo Guthrie Show at the Municipal Auditorium.  The show was produced by KNOW which was the happening top 40 AM station in Austin in the 60s.

John Rogers, who only did a few posters at Directions Company, did this wonderful Shawn Phillips poster for the Armadillo. Phillips did two shows that weekend.

Mother Earth

Most folks don't remember that an early hoppin venue in Austin was Mother Earth.  It was at 914 N. Lamar.  Ultimately it continued its life as the first real Whole Foods Store.  But in the early 70s, there were some good shows there. Freida and the Firedogs was the opener here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Early Auditorium Shows

In the early 70s, Micael Priest, working through Directions Company, also did work in San Antonio and KEXL radio which was the happening station at the time. Here is the poster for the George Carlin with  Kenny Loggins/Jim Messina at Laurie Auditorium.  It was weird billing but the show was packed.  Laurie was a great venue.

Another killer show was Fleetwood Mac with Pure Prairie League at the Austin Municipal Auditorium.  Both of these posters represent some of the best of the early 2 and 3 color posters produced of the period. This was a Concerts Unlimited show.