Music Premiere: Eleven Hundred Springs – “Miles Apart”

Over the last twenty years, few acts in this scene have championed honky tonk country as fervently as Eleven Hundred Springs. The band’s sound has always been pure and honest, managing to breath life into familiar country themes through straightforward, good songwriting and staunchly sticking to their roots. Given that every country song has been written at this point, you would think it would all sound rote, but Matt Hillyer and the gang continue to inject enough fun and originality into the genre to keep the neon shining, the beer flowing, and the dance floor packed. In 2017, Hillyer and

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It’s Been a Hell of a Year

This post isn’t about Parker McCollum, 2019 has been a hella crazy year for a lot of us. This is the first time in months I’ve had the chance to sit down for a few minutes to reflect and put a few words down. Much of the craziness in my own life was self-inflicted, my family took on the large project of building our own home in the smallish town of Granbury. My wife designed it wall to wall and I did all the general contracting; plus, we did a lot of the work ourselves (thank you YouTube). It’s was

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Welcome to Galleywinter 5.0!

Finally, after many a tweets claiming, “we are working on it, it’s coming,” Galleywinter version 5.0 is here. This reincarnation has been years in the making; going back to before I joined the team in early 2017.   When our editor and chief, Brad Beheler, handed me the task of reworking the site a year ago, the only direction was “it needs to look less 2007 and more 2019.” After giving it some thought, we quickly realized we needed more than a facelift, we needed to re-imagine the entire site. Galleywinter has been around in one form or another for 20

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Premiere: Austin Meade – “Growing Pains”

Austin Meade is a young cat that we’ve been excited about for a quite a while. A millennial with a 70’s soul, Meade’s songwriting skills are beyond his years. His guitar prowess adds some vintage rock ‘n’ roll edge that contrasts his smooth melodies that are easy on the ears. We’ve featured Meade on 20 Questions and he’s played River Jam several years running, including last year’s Saturday night full band performance at the River Road Ice House. Austin Meade’s latest album, “Waves” hits the streets on March 1st.  As the title suggests, Meade looks at life through a surfer’s

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