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Gone to the Last Mile

Tomorrow, we will descend on the infamous community of Key West, Florida for an inaugural Texas/Red Dirt festival.  What happens when a bunch of Texans and Oklahomans hit the land of Buffett and Hemingway? Well, we plan to document it all. … Read the rest

Old Dogs

When I was first getting into this scene many moons ago, two of my favorite acts both live and on record were Rusty Wier and Jerry Jeff Walker.  THey were a touchstone to the past formations of the current movement and (at the time) still on their A game. … Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} January 2018: Spectrum

{Brads Corner}

As Steamboat wraps up for another year, we are on the cusp of another year of Texas Music pandemonium…or something.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Watching the events of MusicFest unfold from Texas I was reminded of the old Mike McClure lyric from The Great Divide’s “Yesterday Road”.… Read the rest

{Review} Drew Kennedy – At Home in the Big Lonesome

Songwriting is a wide and varied art form that takes on many different personalities depending upon the writer and the subject matter.  Drew Kennedy is one of the best songwriters on the planet and has been for some time.  He’s good because he’s honest, even when making the story up about something from the ether of his imagination, a high school anecdote or a gig routing trip through the vastness of west Texas.… Read the rest

On Top of the Red Dirt Mountain (By Era)

Ric Flair famously proclaimed “To be the man, you’ve gotta beat the man.”  A farcical taunt in the world of pro wrestling about who was the biggest, baddest and best at any given time.  Someone who puts butts in seats and causes a reaction. … Read the rest