THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT
The Fort Worth Public Library will host author Joe Nick Patoski, who will discuss his book, “The Ballad of Robert Ealey and His Five Careless Lovers,” along with two former members of Ealey’s band this month.
The virtual presentation will be conducted via Zoom starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Register for the free program here.
Joining Patoski will be former Ealey band members Mike Buck and Jackie Newhouse, who provided oral histories of their experiences for the book. The hard-charging blues band is regarded as a major influence and inspiration for generations of musicians in the region.
The presentation coincides with Texas Independents Day, which is designed to highlight independent musicians and record stores across Texas. Record Town in Fort Worth will be the epicenter for the celebration and will sell a reissue of the album, “Robert Ealey and His Five Careless Lovers at the New Blue Bird Nite Club.”