Drawings of spoken vocalist and poet Hedwig Gorski


Sketches of the Hedwig's first band with guitarist Paddy Whale were made at the After Ours Club in Austin, Texas on July 4, 1978. The band also had gigs at Liberty Lunch and other venues where Whale's improvised and frantic wailings on electric guitar and Gorski's cut-up poems did not make sense. At a Texas Circuit reading where the duet premiered, Hedwig opened her eyes after a performing reverie and found one man with mouth agape left in the audience. Because the fan sat at the very front of stage, he did not know he was the only audience member remaining.