Music Premiere: Austin Meade – “Happier Alone”

Austin Meade continues to impress the hell out of us. In a scene where artists fight for space in order to stand out, Meade is creating his own running lane. While embedded in the musical aura of the Hill Country, working alongside his compadres at the Canada’s School of Rock franchise in New Braunfels, Meade’s brand of rock ‘n’ roll is peerless in the scene. Gritty tones, catchy guitar riffs, and lyrics to melt a stoner’s mind, his songwriting emotes sensitivity but with an edge sharp enough to cut everything in its path. It’s retro, yet fresh at the same

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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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