Jaston Williams and Friends to Ponder IS THERE LIFE AFTER LUBBOCK? at Stateside at the Paramount, 2/21-22

Austin, TX -- Comedian, actor, storyteller and writer Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna fame is joined on stage by legendary Texas musicians Jo Carol Pierce, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Kimmie Rhodes as they ponder the question - Is There Life After Lubbock? Don't miss these two intimate superb performances - filled with stories, music and side-splitting humor February 21st and 22nd only; 8pm at Stateside at the Paramount.

It's an eternal mystery of Texas life how Lubbock can spawn so many creative people-home to the likes of Buddy Holly. Described by Williams as "theatrical, but it's not really theatre" and "musical, but it's not really a concert," the show is something like old friends sitting around, swapping stories and songs about the crazy town where they all used to live. Although Williams was not reared in Lubbock, he spent enough time there as a student at Texas Tech to know how living in the high plains of Texas can shape a person.

Named "...one of Texas' best storytellers!" by the Austin American-Statesman and recipient of the 2013 Texas Medal of Arts, don't miss this chance to join Jaston Williams alongside singer-songwriters Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Jo Carol Pierce on Friday and Joe Ely and Kimmie Rhodes on Saturday for "an evening filled with poetry, stories (real or otherwise), music, never before performed material, audience talkback and a lot of laughs. Hear about everything from the cocktail mixing airplane pilot to the ocelot in the bedroom. Wear your house-shoes, sip on longnecks and try to help answer the burning question, Why Lubbock?"

Is There Life After Lubbock? plays two intimate performances Stateside at the Paramount February 21st and 22nd only; both at 8pm. Tickets on sale now at AustinTheatre.org by calling (512) 474-1221 or in person at the Paramount Theatre Box Office.

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