From their forthcoming new album The Highway and The Boulevard, produced by Josh Serrato (William Clark Green), check out the new single from Shaker Hymns titled ”Weight of the World”. Principal songwriter, guitarist and singer Nyles Robakiewicz presents a raw, intense blast of guitar riffs and melodies layered with an impressive range of vocals distilling lyrics that are fueled with post Covid angst. The sonics are somewhere between Aerosmith and Whiskey Myers, and supremely Texan.
Relationships are the bedrock foundation of anything. And that is most definitely the key with regard to Galleywinter. So, let me tell you a little story or two. Way back in the day, in the very early internet era, some friends and I were crowded around my bulky PC connected to the net via dial-up. We were seeking information on this new guy we were hearing about from our friends in Dallas named Bleu Edmondson. He was blowing their minds. Well, while we were online we decided to see what Pat Green was up to and plan our next roadtrip
Throughout the years, this website has prided itself on supporting music we loved, in all its various forms Primarily roots music made or based in Texas/Oklahoma, but we’ve never shied away from hip-hop, metal, pop or whatever rows our boat. For 20 years we’ve been chasing the dragons that make us feel that tingly feeling you first felt when you fell in love with your first song. I’ve detailed in this space over two decades multiple times I felt that feeling. And there is still nothing better than discovering a cool new artist or a new song from an artist
Sometimes the best medicine for a sick world is comfort food, and we’re about to be fed chicken fried steak, homemade biscuits and a big bowl of Soul Gravy. That’s right, The Departed’s refresh of the Cross Canadian Ragweed catalog has commenced, and batting lead-off is 2004’s Soul Gravy. Why the re-release? It’s the familiar story of record company sleight of hand, assuming ownership of music from naïve artists getting their first big deal. In the case of Cross Canadian Ragweed, the bulk of their catalog was released under the Universal South label – Cross Canadian Ragweed (a.k.a.“Purple”), Soul Gravy,
Needle Movers is a new feature here on Galleywinter to highlight the music that is moving our needles…both on the turntable and in our souls. In this edition we highlight the albums that have spoken to us throughout the first half of 2022. In no particular order. Drew Kennedy – MarathonWe made the ballsy claim that Drew Kennedy is the best songwriter currently based within the borders of Texas when this album dropped and the 11 tracks on this magnificent follow-up to 2017’s opus At Home in the Big Lonesome were on par with their predecessors. Marathon is a rumination
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
A lot has changed in the world since Bobby Duncan put out his last studio record, Forever From Here, in 2012. That year Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, chardonnay moms were creeping on the high school dudes from Twilight, and Psy showed out of nowhere, garnered a billion YouTube views, and made everybody insane with “Gangnam Style.” Yeah, it’s been that long. A lot has also changed in the life of Bobby Duncan. Both he and long-time best friend and writing partner, Donovan Dodd, have married (not to each other 😉 ), settled down and started families. They also began