Clifford Antone passed away this afternoon. He was only 56 years old. I don’t know much about him, but I know the results of his work. If you’ve enjoyed Austin’s music scene locally or from afar, then you know, too.
Clifford turned the Austin music scene around with his now famous venue Antone’s. He hosted greats like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy, and he gave Stevie Ray Vaughn a place to start. And the Arc Angels. And Ian Moore. And Storyville.
Austin won’t be the same place without him.