For Sale and For Auction on Saturday

11 Jan

This is the down & dirty, not-too-pretty list of most of what we’ve collected thus far for Saturday’s benefit. The majority of these items will be for sale; a few will instead be auctioned to the highest bidder.

We’ll have more details shortly on the auction rules and items, and we’ll continue adding to this list of items as well.

Some items were donated by artists, some by collectors. Whenever possible, we’ll provide info on provenance (like the photo of Willie Nelson signing the Red Headed Stranger album), but (use your lawyerly/car-or-pharmaceutical commercial voice for this part) all items are sold as-is with no guarantees of authenticity or other warranties express or implied.

My apologies if we’ve left something off – this is definitely a work in progress. We figured it was better to get some info out there so people could start budgeting. Some incredibly generous folks have stepped up big, so let’s give them a hand!

So now, the not-too-pretty but wildly awesome list of some of our wares:

  • The lyrics to the Hayes Carll song of your choice, written out by hand and signed by the man himself, Hayes Carll
  • Four hours of recording time with a sound engineer in Studio A at Sugar Hill
  • Professional mastering of one song by Allen Corneau
  • Design for one band poster by artist Carlos Hernandez
  • Wilco: Special Record Store Day promotional poster signed by all members of the band
  • Justin Townes Earle: Collection of all three of his LPs, a bandana, and a signed screen print
  • Vince Gill: Signed poster from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Rise Against: Signed poster
  • Local Natives: Signed art print
  • Girl in a Coma: Signed poster
  • Hayes Carll: Signed promo-only comic book
  • Wild Moccasins: Signed poster
  • Fitz and the Tantrums: Signed poster
  • William Elliott Whitmore: Signed poster
  • Steve Earle: Autographed poster, art prin, and turntable mat
  • Will Johnson (centromatic): Signed art show print
  • Jim Marshall: Photographic art print – Woodstock Stage, 1969
  • Fleet Foxes: Album art screen print
  • Charlie Louvin (deceased) of The Louvin Brothers: Signed Hatch Show Print poster
  • Paul Thorm: Signed and numbered Pimps and Preachers art print
  • Bruce Bryant and Jim Barham: Posters signed by director and producer of For the Sake of the Song – The Story of Anderson Fair
  • New West Records: Vinyl record prize package – multiple New West artists
  • Daptone Records: Daptone 10th anniversary t-shirt, size small
  • Mason Jennings: Autographed art print
  • Drive By Truckers: Art print
  • Thirteen Floor Elevators special vinyl collection – all five original issues of the 7″ single You’re Gonna Miss Me b/w Tried to Hide
  • $50 gift certificate to Heights Vinyl
  • Four tickets to ZZ Top March 8, 2012 from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Walk with John Nova Lomax on a Sole of Houston walk across Houston
  • Autographed Dave Alvin photograph by Jay Lee/Bald Heretic Photography
  • Numark portable CD DJ deck in carrying case
  • Gibson Epiphone guitar autographed by Joan Jett
  • Poster from 1977 Townes Van Zandt performance at Liberty Hall in Houston
  • Poster from the 1977 Johnny Winter performance with Nils Lofgren at the Houston Coliseum
  • Screen print poster from Stereolab North America Spring 2004 tour
  • Signed and numbered screen print for Austin/Houston Sugarman 3 Featuring Lee Fields Waxploitation Soul Happening Show
  • Banana Blender Surprise boxing-style poster for 1996 Houston & Austin shows
  • Poster from Texas Opry House show featuring Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, John Vandiver, and Full Moon Band August, 1977
  • Poster for Black Crowes SXSW performance autographed by the artist
  • Poster featuring Dizzie Gillespie photograpy by William P. Gottlieb
  • Autographed Hatch Show Print poster from Ryman Auditorium 2005 Prairie Wind concert that was recorded and became Jonathan Demme’s movie, Heart of Gold
  • The Judy’s Moo and Washarama vinyl LPs autographed by members of The Judy’s
  • Red Headed Stranger vinyl LP autographed by Willie Nelson
  • Pair of SXSW wristbands
  • Framed art photo of Steve Earle playing House of Blues – Houston in 2011 with quote from Chris Gray review superimposed over the image by Jason Wolter
  • Autographed photo of ZZ Top
  • Jay Dryden photograph of Hayes Carll at Free Press Summerfest
  • Jay Dryden photograph of Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith at Cactus Music
  • Jay Dryden photograph of Iron & Wine’s Sam Bean at Fitzgerald’s
  • Jay Dryden photograph of Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett at Warehouse Live

Again, my apologies for anything I got wrong or left off. I’ll continue striving for perfection, you just get busy making sure you & all of your friends have your wristbands and are ready to come help us make a little noise and raise a ton of money for Chris!

One Response to “For Sale and For Auction on Saturday”


  1. Chris Gray Day | Breakfast On Tour -

    […] arrive at the door on Saturday. Remember to get there early to try and bid on one of several great auction items which will include signed pieces of merch from the likes of Willie Nelson, Wilco, Steve Earle, […]

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