Sunday: ‘The Pride of Beckley Avenue,’ Homer Henderson

If the North Oak Cliff Music Festival Saturday leaves your ears hungry for more, a barbecue at Smoke and Mirrors Gallery from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, might have what you crave.

Homer Henderson is from Fort Worth, and he lives in Austin now, but he stayed in our ‘hood long enough to call himself “The Pride of Beckley Avenue.” His classic song “Lee Harvey was a Friend of Mine” is about a kid growing up next door to Lee Harvey Oswald. Picture Oswald and young Homer throwing the ball around in front of the rooming house on Beckley and fishing in Lake Cliff.


The Asylum Street Spankers, Old 97s and many other bands have covered Henderson’s tunes, including “Pickin Up Beer Cans on the Highway” and “I Want a Date with a Cowboy Cheerleader.”

Matt the Cat Trio, a new rockabilly side project from members of Eleven Hundred Springs, also performs. Tickets cost $12. It’s BYOB, and they’re serving barbecue all day.

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