Music Premiere: Prophets and Outlaws – “Little Bit of Love”

We’ve got some feel good for you this Friday to keep you warm on what looks to be a historically cold (and snowy) weekend in Texas… Those suited up, soul shopping gents from Big D, better known as Prophets and Outlaws, dropped a new single and video with a little bit of help from friends George Dunham and the OG himself, Pat Green. According to lead man Matt Boggs, “Little Bit of Love” was conceived when Pat Green called his buddy George with the hook…from the golf course. The P&O boys and PG share a common friendship through Dunham, the

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Texas/Red Dirt Songs That Describe 2020

Looking back and seeing the title of my end-of-year piece for 2019 was “It’s Been a Hell of a Year” seems laughable at this point because, without question, 2020 pulled a “Hold My Beer.” While the media likes to show us the world on fire and how we can’t agree on much of anything, I think most of us can agree on a common pool of emotions to describe the past twelve months. Sick, tired, lonely, worried, irritated, angry, dismissive, sad, skeptical are all almost certainly there, with a few other choice words thrown in to customize your recipe for

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The Pandhandlers – Bonus From Billy Bob’s

In case you missed it, we covered The Panhandlers’ show last Thursday night. Before downbeat, we got a backstage interview with Josh Abbott, John Baumann, William Clark Green and Cleto Cordero. We cover the origin story of The Panhandlers, what it’s been like trying to start a band during the pandemic, and some fun “20 Questions” type stuff you’ll enjoy. Cheers folks. We also posted a few highlights from the show up on our Galleywinter YouTube page. Go subscribe and enjoy.

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Panhandling in Cowtown

One of the many significant crimes committed by the year from hell has been the postponement of one of the most feel-good events in this scene, the debut of The Pandhandlers. The flatland super group of Josh Abbott, Cleto Cordero, John Baumann, and William Clark Green dropped their first record at the beginning of the year, about the same time the pandemic hit its stride. Touring plans were squashed, and like everything else, the record took a back seat to lock downs, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer. While mainstream country is all about radio play to move its fan base,

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Wade Bowen – The Waiting

Wade Bowen delivered us some joy over the Labor Day weekend by dropping a new EP he’d secretly been working on during the lock downs. At first, I didn’t know what to make of the track list for The Waiting. It was kind of like peeking into a bag of Halloween candy and seeing familiar favorites (shout out Three Musketeers) mixed in with a few surprises. Even Bowen admits, “This EP is all over the place. The six songs don’t really fit together, which I like… and I did it on purpose. It’s almost like an encore on stage.” Here’s

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