2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Paul Williams and Crawdaddy! Magazine

Paul Williams started Crawdaddy: The Magazine of Rock in January 1966 in his dorm room, a year and a half before Rolling Stone began. Crawdaddy and Paul Williams, who passed away March 2013, were the true Almost Famous story. Can we still find relevance, reference and influence today related to the form of rock journalism Paul Williams founded with Crawdaddy Magazine so many years ago?



cindy lee Berryhill


Cindy Lee Berryhill is a California musician-songwriter married to the late rock journalist Paul Williams. She has released six albums since 1988 on way cool indie labels like Rhino, Rough Trade, Cargo and Demon. Berryhill was one of the original purveyor's and founders of New York Antifolk
With a super neato band:
David Schwartz: bass (composer of music on Arrested Development etc), Renata Bratt: cello (Garage Orchestra, clinician, phd), Randy Hoffman: drums (Harry Partch Ensemble, Garage Orchestra), Paula Luber: vibraphone (a medical doctor that hangs out w musicians!)
1988 Who’s Gonna Save The World (LP) Rhino Records
1989 Naked Movie Star (LP) Rhino
1994 Garage Orchestra Cargo Records
1996 Straight Outta Marysville Cargo Records
1999 Living Room 16 Griffith Park
2000 Drinking From Puddles (compilation) KRS Records
2008 Beloved Stranger Populuxe Records

Special Appearances
1988-1996 MTV/VHI
1988 Benefit for Writers of the Village Voice
1990 Mariposa Folk Festival Film
1997 Mountain Stage NPR Series W. Virginia
1999 Getty Museum Los Angeles
(2 songs composed for and performed)
2005 Extreme Makeover Home Edition
(song composed and performed)

Ed Ward

Freelance Writer/Broadcaster

After 20 years in Europe doing radio and writing, I returned to the U.S. late in 2013. Still writing and doing radio, though.

David Fricke

Sr Writer

Rolling Stone


Paula Mejia

Contributing Writer


Ann Powers

Critic & Correspondent

NPR Music

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