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 […]
Kenny Owens’ long and paved musical journey to his debut CD, Walking in St. James, is more a history lesson in country music than a bonafide collectible, but it probably should be. After all, he honed his musical chops playing […]
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 […]
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, […]
When a veritable who’s who of Houston’s local music scene get together to embark on a guitar-wielding slasher pic simply titled Honky Tonk Blood you have to wonder what the hell they were thinking? This is a horror film five […]
With a name like The Whiptails, you’d expect nothing less than a band that can ramble with the best of ‘em and boy can they, but they sure can waltz too. Singer Jeanne Sinclair, who pulls double duty on a […]
Being raised on a heavy dose of Mel Bay musical instruction books and a steady stream of Hee-Haw surely helped pave the way for one of Texas’ most notable cooking country acts, Mitch Webb and The Swindles. Yes, Webb was […]
If the Johnny Cash Trio played punk, it would be Fear Snakeface, bottled and brewed into heartache and the gospel of tortured-driven blues. Maybe it’s the simple drums, the hand raised, slamming down with an unstoppable driving beat sparred on […]
“This land is your land, this land is my land. From California, to the New York Island. From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters. This land was made for you and me.” -Woody Guthrie While Dust Bowl droughts […]
Meet Leo Rondeau. He’s a Northerner who, with a learned Southern drawl, flirts with disaster. Mixing lulling three-piece melodies with a simple hi-hat and snare, Rondeau sets the scene with foreboding storytelling, almost as if he’s inherited that born-and-bred old-timey […]
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