Original poster for a 1979 performance by Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters (artist)
Danny Garrett (illlustrator)

Austin, TX: Antone's Nightclub, 1979. Vintage poster for a performance by Muddy Waters at Antone’s Nightclub in Austin, Texas, on Friday, December 7, 1979. Poster design by Austin-based illustrator Danny Garrett.

In 1979, Waters had just completed work on the third of four albums made with friend and fellow blues musician Johnny Winter, “Muddy ‘Mississippi’ Waters Live,” preceded by “Hard Again” and “I’m Ready” in 1977 and 1978. All three were Grammy Award winners.

Antone’s, “Austin’s Home of the Blues,” was established in 1975 by Clifford Atone and has been an iconic blues and R&B venue in downtown Austin for over 40 years.

Garrett was an Austin illustrator and designer who is best known for his work for Austin's blues club, Antone's, illustrating the venue's performers for the club's posters from 1976-2005, which included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, George Jones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Warren Zevon, among others. Garrett currently lives in New Zealand and teaches art and design at the Auckland University of Technology.

11.5 x 17.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing and two small closed tears to the margin, otherwise bright, clean, and unfaded.

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