A couple of weeks back we mentioned the impending Reunion Tower Revue, taking place this Saturday night at the Sons of Hermann Hall. Don't recall what that is? Well, some current hot-shit local musicians--among 'em, Salim Nourallah, Jenn Nabb, Marcus Striplin (of Pleasant Grove), Sorta, Peter Schmidt and Shibboleth--are getting together to perform songs originally written and/or performed by legendary hot-shit local musicians way back in the day. It was an idea cooked up, in part, by local music booker Mike Snider and Dallas homeless advocate and photographer Hal Samples, and the proceeds from the night's event--the point of which, say organizers, is to "remind people of Dallas' rich musical culture and heritage"--will go toward helping the homeless.
That right there's reason enough to attend the shindig. But Don Cento of Shibboleth sent word late last week that a local hero will be performing three of his old hits with the band Saturday night: none other than Bobby Patterson himself. Hey, it was good enough for Jeff Tweedy and Golden Smog at South by Southwest in 1996, it's good enough for the homeboys a decade later. "It's gonna be a gas backing him up," Don writes. We'll post a possible set list for the evening later in the week. Till then, here's a Bobby Patterson tune to get you in the mood. --Robert Wilonsky
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Bobby Patterson, "T.C.B. or T.Y.A." (from the 1969 Jetstar seven-inch single)