Allen Wayne Damron
March 1, 1939 - August 13, 2005 Folksinger, poet, and storyteller, managed Rod Kennedy's Chequered Flag folk club in Austin Texas. went on to manage the Rubiyat Club in Dallas, where the popular Texas folksinger B.W. Stevenson began his career. Damron also performed at Poor David’s Pub in Dallas for many years and appeared with Steven Fromholz and Lyle Lovett on the PBS series Austin City Limits. In addition, Damron was one of the original organizers and performers at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where he appeared annually from 1972 until 2003. He also was director of the non-profit Kerrville Music Foundation, and, along with Peter Yarrow, helped establish the New Folk Competition for emerging songwriters.