Music is in the blood. Presenting case exhibit A: The incredible Jon Dee Graham, with roots so deep that his musical footprint spans generations, from being a member of punk outfit The Skunks and mega rockers True Believers, to sharing his stories as a prolific solo artist who, at one point, seemed to have defied death following a cardiac arrest. He made a badass LP, Only Dead for A Little While, to prove it. “I’ve always thought and pretty much proven that I’m hard to kill,” Graham told Texas Monthly‘s Bob Chiarito in an interview in December, “but now that I’ve actually been killed I realize that, ‘Okay, I can be killed, but I don’t stay dead.’ ”
From this greatness stems more greatness, in the form of a multi-talented songwriter who continues to create his own deep-rooted legacy. William Harries Graham has been a music-maker since his teens – his pre-teens, actually – with band The Painted Redstarts and the hazy dream-pop soundscape of Foreign Fields, as well as a collection of strikingly beautiful solo recordings, including 2019 fan fave Jakes, the ethereal St. Claire (2021), and his most recent release, the raw and delicate there are only endings (2023).
Today’s AMM Love Austin Music Month feature brings details of la familia Graham’s weekly residency at The Continental Club on S. Congress Ave. See them perform there tonight, and each Wednesday night, with William Harries starting out the night at 9:30 p.m., followed by Jon Dee (the schedule very specifically states 10:34 p.m.), then a set by West Texas Exiles at midnight.