Here at Galleywinter World Headquarters we receive all manner of artist promo emails, packages and assortments. Most recently, this included a very cool package from the Reckless Kelly crew re-issuing their fine double record from 2020. As cool as that was, another recent message stoked my motivation for this month’s corner. It was an email from a publicist (not normally connected to the Texas scene or anything we really cover around here) asking for coverage of a new client of hers. It was in reference to a young female artist who had scored “multiple chart hits in Texas!” I listened
Our annual pilgrimage to the nexus of rivers in the Texas Hill Country happens this year on Fri July 30, Sat July 31 and Sun August 1. Converging at three esteemed venues: Cheatham Street Warehouse, Billy’s Ice and Lone Star Float House. Come kick away the Covid blues and get back to some sun-splashed good time normalcy with your Galleywinter compadres! 3 days of live music. 3 venues. (at least) opportunities to float a river. Over 20 artists. Tickets on sale for Cheatham NOW! Tickets on sale for Billy’s SOON! Tickets not required for Lone Star Float House! Fri July
While Stoney LaRue was down in Key West with everyone living his best Buffett life, he dropped a new live record to kick off what looks to be a more open and music filled summer. Double Live 25 is exactly what it says it is… 25 tunes plucked straight out of the modern day Stoney LaRue experience. Familiar favorites, groove-filled extended interludes, lots of guitar, soul and Stoney energy. We got to chat with him to discuss the record, his goings on, and of course the other random questions we bring to the 20 Questions segment. You just got back
Like many other industries over the past 16 months or so , things have been on ice for the music industry. This has impacted no other facet of it greater than the independent music scene in Texas and Oklahoma. A house concert here, a tiny bar there, sequestered Mondays on the regular. All of it helped fill the void, but was unable to complete the caverns of despair caused by the loss of live music as we knew it prior to February 2020. Things are changing though. Mile 0 Fest kicked off a swing of big shows that are ramping
Ponce de Leon first discovered Key West in 1521 during his expedition to Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth. I first discovered Key West via the tales of Jerry Jeff Walker coaxing Jimmy Buffett down there in the early 1970’s. 500 years after Ponce de Leon first hit the island, many of us made our fourth trip down to the tip of the continental USA for another Mile 0 Fest. The festival is the stuff dreams are made of. Pretty much everything you can draw up in a utopian setting for a music festival is in play here.
You’d be hard pressed to find a name more synonymous with Texas Rangers baseball than PA announcer Chuck Morgan. I was born in 1974, just after the Washington Senators moved out of Washington D.C. to the DFW Metroplex. Outside of the David Clyde years shortly following the team’s arrival in Arlington, I’ve seen it all. As a kid, I saw a diving Buddy Bell stab line drives down the third base line. I saw Danny Darwin and Charlie Hough bring their stuff to Jim Sundberg. I watched Pete Incaviglia sprint from left field to take part in a brawl. I
The first time I ever heard James “Slim” Hand, it was just in conversation at the dusty bartop in Tokio, TX at, what else, the Tokio Store. Tokio was one of our favorite early 00’s haunts. Just outside of West, it was the type of building that dots the landscape of the Lone Star State that looks as likely as it is home to a good time as it is to be scheduled for demolition in the morning. The entire structure kind of leaned to 10 o’clock. Now, mind you, the Hand family is well known in northern McLennan County