Jimmy LaFave at Knuckleheads tonight
Though he’s originally from eastern Texas, the whole state of Oklahoma and the music capital in Austin each claim Jimmy LaFave as its own. They have their rights. LaFave went to high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he swapped secrets with great songwriters like the late Bob Childers. He formed his first bands in Oklahoma, and established a strong regional reputation before moving to Austin. In Austin, he was soon recognized as an heir to Woody Guthrie (and folks who dreamed Woody Guthrie dreams, like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen). He’s been key to the scene for two decades.