The 1915 Mason & Hamlin piano was the "right aorta" of the Armadillo World Headquarters, a popular Austin nightclub of the '70s, the club's owner told Monday's Houston Chronicle.
"It was kind of the right aorta of the Armadillo, if the stage was the heart of the Armadillo and the kitchen was what kept us all going," Eddie Wilson said. He has had the piano in his living room since the club closed in 1980.
About 1,000 $10 raffle tickets have been sold for the piano so far. The winner will be announced Sept. 1, the Chronicle said.