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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Songs That Made Me Fall In Love With Texas Music

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Like most of you, I’ve spent the last several months hunkered down, protecting family, busting my tail to stay gainfully employed in these uncertain times. 2020 went plaid months ago and without live music, those COVID Blues snuck in. It’s been hard to get energized about much of anything, except maybe scoring a 24-pack of toilet paper or buying hand sanitizer from a local distillery. Like many, when sanity started to wane I retreated to nostalgia. As a GenXer I spent my tween years glued to MTV, and in the last few months I’ve

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Jack Barksdale (Podcast style)

At Galleywinter, we pride ourselves on sharing music from promising new artists that we think you’ll dig. At age 12, Jack Barksdale is about as young and up and coming as it gets. It takes all of 30 seconds watching Barksdale play guitar that you realize there’s something different about this kid. There’s no G, C, D campfire strumming to his style. It’s guitar slinging, a beautiful melodic fit of chicken pickin’ and slide playing that would make Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson smile. But Jack Barksdale is more than just a guitar phenom. He’s first and foremost a songwriter,

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Music Premiere: Saints Eleven – “This Town”

Heralding from Dallas, the boys from Saints Eleven have been gaining steam, roping in the 2019 Texas Country Music Association award for “Country Band of The Year.” There’s definitely a lot of country in the Saints Eleven sound, but there is also a hell of a lot of rock ‘n’ roll. A short listen and you’ll hear those classic rock roots punch through the steel and the twang of Jeff Grossman’s vocals. Shoot’em straight truth telling and country motifs are juxtaposed with loud and fiery guitar riffs, all melding together for radio friendly sound that translates well to their live

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Micky and the Motorcars

Last fall Micky and the Motorcars released their 7th studio album, Long Time Comin’. It’s been almost five years since the younger Brothers Braun, Micky and Gary, put out new material. After a busy fall, we were finally able to catch up with front man Micky Braun and have a good conversation. Here you go. 1. So your new record is aptly named Long Time Comin’. It’s been a while since “Hearts From Above.” Why the long drought? We named the record Long Time Comin’ because of the song I wrote with Bruce Robison, plus it had been four years

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