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“Austin to ATX” by Joe Nick Patoski Book Signing Live Music

  • Central Library
  • 710 W. César Chávez St.
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • February 13, 2019
  • Phone: (281) 793-4209
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

“Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas,” the tenth title by writer Joe Nick Patoski, hits the streets on Jan. 22, 2019. The release of the book, published by Texas A&M University Press, will be followed by the official book launch on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Austin Central Library at 710 W. César Chávez St., as part of The Library Foundation’s AtCentral series, presented in partnership with BookPeople. The event will feature an in-depth discussion with the author led by Austin American-Statesman writer Michael Barnes, live music by Jon Dee Graham featuring songs from different eras of Austin music and a book signing. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion kicking off at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; to RSVP, please see here. For more information on Joe Nick Patoski, please see

A eclectic mix of innovative outsiders are profiled in “Austin to ATX,” including Stephen Harrigan, Willie Nelson, Eddie Wilson, Rick Linklater, Shannon Sedwick, Richard Garriott, Patty Lang Fair, Liz Lambert, Clifford Antone, Steve Wertheimer, Aaron Franklin, Terry Lickona, Marcia Ball, Roland Swenson, Louis Black, Nancy Schafer, Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan, Vince Hannemann, Cecilia Balli, John Mueller, Hugh Forrest, Heather Brunner and Joanna Wu.

“Austin to ATX” by Joe Nick Patoski Book Signing