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{Review} Red Shahan – Men and Coyotes

big_1439487957menandcoyotes260It’s exciting when a new artist comes along and delivers a transcendent statement with their debut record.  The manner with which K Phillips stormed the scene a couple years back comes to mind.  K’s effort, American Girls, was dingy, dirty, groovy, rootsy, soulful and flat out different.  … Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} October 2015: The Filter of Nostalgia

{Brads Corner}

The compass of a music fan is an ever expanding enterprise.  It generally begins with hearing nursery rhymes or songs on Sesame Street before turning to what an older sibling is into before settling into your own rhythm as a teen.… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} September 2015: Heart, Soul, and the Truth

{Brads Corner}

This month’s ramble was inspired by this message board post I saw some months back:

“Texas country is just as bad, its the same thing as the labels put out to the teenies with boy bands and girly pop.  What is happening is that awesome parties, nights at the bar, or having a great time at  concerts are distorting your view of the music being played. … Read the rest

Turnpike Turnaround


Turnpike Troubadours are on the verge of releasing their latest, long-awaited album (out September 18th). Evan Felker and the gang have risen to the top of the Red Dirt heap over the past few years. They’ve been on top of the proverbial artistic mountain for quite a while now.… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} August 2015: A Real Superhero

{Brads Corner}

A child has no greater hero than their father.  He’s a superhero in real life.  You see his feats up close.  He teaches many things, but never reveals all of his super powers.  In the eyes of a child, there is nothing your dad can’t do.  … Read the rest