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Friday, March 15 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

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"Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker" explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." Booker was an unparalleled musician whose eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle and isolation. Triply-marginalized by his race, sexuality, and physical disability, he still managed to excel as a musician in New Orleans and Europe in the turbulent 1960-70s, fusing secular, sacred, pop and classical traditions in breathtaking new ways. A brilliant stylist of soaring imagination, Booker personified the agony of genius in a time of paradigmatic change.View official listing on sxsw.com

Friday March 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alamo Ritz 2 320 E 6th St

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