By now, many of you know that Clifford Antone – founder of Antone’s – has passed on to that great gig in the sky. He was found dead of apparent heart failure on Tuesday. Like all of Austin, we mourn this larger-than-life character who brought so much love for the blues and for Austin music and musicians. To say “he will be missed greatly” is an understatement. Clifford WAS live music in Austin, and it will never be the same.
Note: A memorial celebration is planned for Clifford Antone at Antone’s nightclub, 213 W. 5th St., at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.
For more, please visit The Austin newspaper.