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Archive | 2011

Thanks For the Album

Josh Abbott, singer/songwriterPat Green-Dancehall Dreamer

Easily, Pat Green’s Dancehall Dreamer album is the one I’m most thankful for. It completely changed the way I viewed country music.

Tommy Alverson, singer/songwriter-Willie Nelson and Ray Price-San Antonio Rose

Quite simply, if I could only take one album to a deserted island…this would be the one.… Read the rest

{Off The Cuff} Texas Music Walkout

The role of music at sporting events is often overlooked, yet it is crucial to the overall game experience and the entire vibe of a contest.  With the Texas Rangers magical postseason ride capturing the imaginations of just about everyone across the state and beyond (even those Astros fans who begrudgingly cheer for their AL brethren right now due to a hatred of the Cardinals), it brings to the forefront the importance of momentum and specifically the soundtrack to that momentum.… Read the rest

{Off The Cuff} Nashville Undercover

by: Donovan Dodd

When cruising around the southwest side of downtown Nashville in the area known as Music Row it’s hard not to wonder where all the corporate billboards, skyscrapers and businessmen are. In this age of sponsorships, skinny jeans, conformity, Taylor Swift and the search for the next big thing it’s really easy to think that everyone in this town is a follower, or at the very least a vendor of some sort of assembly line style of music.… Read the rest

{Review} Jason Boland & the Stragglers – Rancho Alto

ason Boland and the Stragglers are one of the few bands left that are unapologetically still a true country outfit.  Fiddle, steel, cheating, drinking, redemption, sawdust and broken promises filter in and out of their songs and stories like rainfall off a tin roof. … Read the rest

{Review} Will Hoge – Number Seven

After many years of burning up the highways across America and being one of the most buzzed about underground artists of any genre, Will Hoge saw a career bump with his last record, The Wreckage.  Critically acclaimed as his best effort, it solidified the buzz and saw him grow his audience. … Read the rest