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{Review} Sean McConnell – Secondhand Smoke

Sean McConnell is an anomaly for our music scene.  A Massachusetts bred folk singer with soul overtones that connected to Texas via writing appointments with Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers.  The Hold My Beer connections fostered some tremendous songs (“In My Arms Instead”, “If We Ever Make It Home” among many others) and it also […]

Going Home With the Armadillo At Last

I want to go home with the Armadillo…. As an iconic phrase as has ever been written in the annals of Texas music.  The man that supplied it was an Oklahoman turned University of Texas hippie cowboy who fell in with a rowdy bunch making noise around Austin that included Ronald Clyde Crosby, Russell Wier, […]

KRH Goes Big

Kylie Rae Harris has been a powerful vocalist capable of engaging audiences with story and song for many years.  She has lived more life in her short time on earth than just about anyone else her age. Love, loss, redemption, heartache and joy are things she actually knows about.  Sometimes, you hear singers sing about […]

Mile 0, Year 2

“It takes a lot of damn work to get down here…it ain’t easy…and I say that as someone getting paid to be here!  So, I truly appreciate each and every one of you for spending your money and time to be here with me. It ain’t easy, but it’s worth it…right friends?” – Jack Ingram […]

The Thin Line of Influence: Cornell to Stapleton to Carlile and Beyond

Much has been made the past few years regarding the slide of country from traditional sounds into pop-ish tendencies.  One of the usual excuses given for this transition is the amalgam of influences that have informed the modern artists making the music.  Some artists such as Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris have used this to […]