Josh Ward

Josh and Heather Ward have been a part of the Galleywinter family for years. Way before my time here, Heather and others from the “Tore Up From Floor Up” crowd would live out Pat Green’s life of a road trip weekend, show jumping across Texas with lukewarm beer and burritos in tow. During those adventures she met Josh, a quiet rodeo cowboy who picked a guitar now and again. The two would marry and start their life together with Josh scratching it out in the oilfields of West Texas while playing the occasional show. But we all know how dreams

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Will Time Erase Our Heroes?

A few weeks back I had a conversation that rabbit-holed into food for thought that didn’t go down well. While music has always existed throughout human history, recorded music has been around for just over a century. It’s a blip on the celestial timeline, yet we’ve seen so many fabulous artists come and go, songs supposedly immortalized, and genres created. Going back just forty years, we’ve seen the advent of disco, punk, pop, hip-hop, rap, metal, grunge, techno, and sub-genres in between. All have one or more pages in history and all are pretty much derivatives of blues, soul, and

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Catching Up With Randy Rogers

by: Cody Starr   Although we all know it’s coming, details have been scarce concerning the new Randy Rogers Band record. It’s been two and a half years since Nothing Shines Like Neon debuted, which is a big chunk of time for a band that historically puts out a record about every 18 months. The band has been enthusiastic but pretty tight-lipped. We got to catch up with Randy at the inaugural Whataburger Texas Summer Jam to chat and perhaps get a few more details. What can you tell us about the new Dave Cobb-produced album that you are about to

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River Jam By the Bullets

by: Cody Starr It seems I’ve made a tradition of going to River Jam in New Braunfels and immediately after, headed straight for Colorado with the family. I’m back and only now had the chance to reflect on what went down. Here’s my River Jam by the bullets. Garrett Bryan and Buffalo Ruckus were a great way to kick off the weekend. We’ve given ample attention to both recently, go read about them. We had a late night on Friday, hanging on the CrackersandCucumbers front porch passing the guitar around. Our buddy, John Dempsy churned it up. Post River Jam

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Dan Johnson – Hemingway

by: Cody Starr Fort Worth’s Dan Johnson is still gaining his footing as a reputable singer-songwriter around these parts. Over the last 18 months, he’s moved in the right direction for sure, surrounding himself with folks that have been in the game for a while and doing it right. These days you’ll find Johnson at his recurring “Almost Famous” gig at Love & War in Plano, song swapping with the likes of Josh Grider, Drew Kennedy, and Ben Danaher. We also covered this collaboration with his hero, Walt Wilkins. That’s some good company, and Dan Johnson is about to showcase

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