Brian Beattie is not the biggest fan of musicals. The long-time Austin musician (Glass Eye) and producer (Okkervil River, Shearwater, many more) had the same problem many have with them: the whole people-bursting-into-song thing.
“What you don’t want to have happen is a song starts and all you can think is, ‘Ugh, here we go again,’” Beattie says. “You want to be convinced to go with it.”
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Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler host the official release party for “Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase” with music by Kathy McCarty and Grace London 5 p.m. Saturday at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.