i pen words, mostly about trash, punk, nature and wildlife and have done so as far back as my high school reporting days, even sleeping on a tour bus or two while traversing two lane blacktops and backwoods Americana. since then, i have contributed to metropolitan dailies, Texas alt-weeklies and various nature rags. i maintain this here blog, but not everyday because i need time to raise cain & publish written words. and drink. whiskey. today, you can find me searching the city streets for a recycling bin (with my iPod in tow) or in the woods. with the whiskey.
Bill Haite is a man of few words. Maybe it’s standoffishness or maybe he’s just shy like all the other greats. After all, when he takes to the stage, he turns his back to the audience like a lost Blind Lemon Jefferson or a young Johnny Cash unsure of himself. Or maybe he’s just saving all the…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:00am
Posted on February 26, 2013 at 8:30pm
Cajun music is alive and well and doing time in South Texas. While you might know Kevin Anthony from his Twin City Playboys days, his latest offering, North Star, is instead steeped in deep traditional country, the likes of which Bakersfield masters might still be heard playing today. There are roots here, and they run deep.
From the opening track, “Hey You,” it’s clear this is the kind of music you…Continue
Posted on February 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
Meet Emily Bell —a rootsy rock-n-roll songstress who followed her musical aspirations with one sweet-ass rambling voice — now she's Nancy Sinatra, Austin’s answer to relevant retro. She could’ve been the star act on a ’60s teenage television dance show, singing like a long-forgotten Marvelette. Her double-sided debut (on vinyl no less –…Continue
Posted on January 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment