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August 13th, 2008
Music at the Library – Bob King

Event date: Wednesday, August 20 / 7:00 p.m.Musician Bob King will perform his original piano project, “The End of the Pin, on Wednesday, August 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the San Marcos Public Library.

After studying music at Southwest Texas State University, King played in several local bands, including Fried Pie, Steel Toe, and The Thangs, featuring the internationally-known musician Scott Biram.

King was chosen to record “The End of the Pin” — originally written in 1981 — at Sugar Hill Studios in Houston in 1998. During pre-production, King was involved in a serious automobile accident and sustained injuries that kept him from live performance until October 2007. Since he resumed playing piano live, he has performed at hotels, restaurants, an airport, and various venues in the Austin-San Marcos area.

He recently appeared at the Johnny Cash Bash benefit concert for Austin’s KOOP Radio at the Continental Club in Austin — a show which the Austin Chronicle named a “recommended event” — where he gave a memorable performance, sharing the stage with Rosie Flores, Glenna Bell, Roger Wallace, and other high-caliber musicians.

King has completed production of “The End of the Pin” and will be recording his performance at the San Marcos Public Library for release. Copies of the Sugar Hill Studios pre-production CDs will be available at the concert for a minimum donation to the library.

King has ambitions to get a radio broadcast license and is volunteering with a technical group for Austin’s KOOP Radio. He will also be performing at the Triple Crown on August 26 at 6:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the library’s free monthly concert.

From Robin Wood
San Marcos Public Library

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