Deepest apologies from your Austin Music Minute host. Today’s AMM contains a most unfortunate (not to mention mortifyingly embarrassing) error, referring to songwriter Willis McClung as “William”…three unsettling times. However, there’s no mistaking the talent, the wit, and the selflessness that friends like Bill Baird loved tremendously.
After McClung’s passing last year, Baird and several others assembled a huge collection of McClung’s tracks, taken from old emails or long forgotten spots on the internet, and put them all on a beautiful tribute album, A Perfect Sun Awaits Us. And tonight, the celebration of McClung’s life continues with a show at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. Baird has come all the way from Oakland to join Sleep Good, Kacey Johansing, Good Field, Thanks Light and others for an evening of performances and loving tributes. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m. Recommended.
-The photo above is of Willis McClung. Not William. Willis.