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
It’s been a long and winding road to get here, but we’re finally seeing some sunshine at the end of this very dark tunnel we’ve been in for over 12 months. Live music is back to happening in person and not just via your screen with shoddy sound. I’ve partaken in more than a handful of socially distanced, masked shows during this “unprecedented, unparalleled, uncertain time” (insert trademark). But, this past weekend I was able to enjoy two shows in two separate towns that were just completely normal. Masked if you wanted to be. As spread out or as close
1. What’s new and exciting in the world of Bri Bagwell? First of all, quarantine made me a brunette because I decided to save the salon cash and grow my hair out au naturale for a bit. News alert! It’s not bright blonde without the bleach. Also, my music video for “As Soon As You” was on CMT for nine weeks. I can’t believe I’m typing that – we did the music video during quarantine with one camera man, a very limited team (in masks), clothes/props I ordered from Amazon (because the stores were all closed), and then the song
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