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Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band


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Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band Just Like Moby Dick Record Release Party

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Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band

Just Like Moby Dick Record Release Party


DJ Ben Reddell (Grand Ole Echo)

Saturday, February 15: 7pm doors, 8pm show

Sunday, February 16: 6pm doors, 7pm show

Presented by L.A. Louver

Seats are first come, first served.

Texas country music legend, visual artist and cult icon Terry Allen returns to Los Angeles for two

nights at Frogtown’s Zebulon on February 15 and 16, 2020, to celebrate the release of his highly

anticipated new album Just Like Moby Dick, due out January 2020 through record label Paradise

of Bachelors.

A musician and an artist in the same breath, Allen’s songs are visually rich and magnificently

illustrative. His latest album, extolled as “a revelation” and “the best of the 75-year-old

songwriter’s career” (Peter Blackstock, Austin360), is infused with the same imagination,

storytelling and musicianship that have been the benchmark of his long, multifarious career –

but, with a greater sense of clarity and self-reflection. “I think that’s what art does,” Allen says.

“It takes you into these weird circles back into yourself, but all different, and it also takes you

places you never in a million years thought you’d ever go.”

Backed by old friends and new, Allen shares the stage with the Panhandle Mystery Band,

including his son Bukka Allen, Richard Bowden, Glenn Fukunaga, Davis McLarty, Shannon

McNally, Charlie Sexton, and other very special guests, to play songs from his coming release

Just Like Moby Dick, followed by a set of his “greatest missed hits” from classic albums Juarez,

Lubbock (on everything) and more.

While Allen rarely makes appearances in Los Angeles, these performances follow sold-out

shows at Zebulon earlier this year that coincided with a retrospective survey of his drawings at

L.A. Louver Gallery, in an exhibition lauded as “so jampacked with love, suffering and resilience

that there’s a good chance you’ll be moved to tears” (David Pagel, L.A. Times).

Terry Allen (b. 1943) was raised in Lubbock, Texas, a place he often describes as “so flat that if

you look in any direction really hard on a clear day you can see the back of your own head.” His

father, Sled Allen, was a former major league baseball player, who spent his later years

promoting wrestling matches and music concerts, exposing Allen as a child to musicians like

B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Hank Williams and Elvis. His mother Pauline Allen, a professional

barrelhouse piano player, was thrown out of Southern Methodist University for playing the

“devil’s music” with an interracial band. It was from her that Allen learned to play the piano:

“She taught me St. Louis Blues and then she said, ‘You’re on your own.’”

Driven by the “need to get out into the world, without any real reason other than curiosity,” he

moved to Los Angeles in 1962 with his wife Jo Harvey Allen, and graduated from Chouinard Art

Institute in 1966. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including fellowships

from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts, a United States Artist Oliver

Fellow, and an inductee into the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame. His art has been shown throughout

the United States and Europe, and is represented in major public collections, including the

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and

Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of

Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Museum of Fine

Arts, Houston. Allen has release sixteen albums of original music, and has collaborated with

David Byrne, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Don Everly, Butch Hancock, Jerry Jeff Walker,

and Lucinda Williams. He lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Austin, Texas with his

wife Jo Harvey Allen.

Seats are first come, first served.

Photo credit: Barbara FG

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