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John T. Davis
1704 Norris Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

JOHN T. DAVIS has lived in Austin for over three decades, writing about the music, personalities and culture of Texas and the Southwest for a variety of regional, state and national publications. His byline has appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, San Antonio magazine, Billboard and Newsday and the website He is also a frequent contributor to Austin Monthly. He has been interviewed by VH-1, CMT and NPR and has appeared in the documentary film, Lubbock Lights.

He is the author of the book Austin City Limits: 25 Years of American Music and has assisted in the preparation and editing of several other volumes, including biographies of musicians Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Bush, and a travel guide to Texas.

In 2008, he conducted a class of one-on-one interviews with musicians for the Austin Live Music Academy at the University of Texas. That same year, he was a featured panelist at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. In 2009, he was awarded a Lone Star Award (Third Place) in the "Magazine/Features" category in a statewide contest sponsored by the Houston Press Club. In 2010 he co-wrote a documentary film on Jerry Jeff Walker and contributed a memorial essay on musician Stephen Bruton for the Austin City Limits Music Festival program, among other projects.

As of 2010, his work (including notes, drafts, manuscripts and more) is featured in the permanent archives of the Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University. In 2011, he and a friend finished a mystery novel, scheduled to be published in 2012.
Thin Slice of Life by Miles Arceneaux

The comic mystery novel Thin Slice of Life, co-written by John and two close friends under the pseudonym Miles Arceneaux, was released October 1, 2012.

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