Mile 0 2019 Preview

Last year’s inaugural Mile 0 Fest was a rousing success by any measure. As we’ve learned from the recent spate of coverage regarding the doomed Fyre Fest, putting one on of this magnitude isn’t an easy undertaking.  The Mile 0 folks took their time in planning and organizing a destination music festival and pulled if off without anything but the most minor of hitches.  Heading into year 2 there are some improvements, some new things and all of the stuff everyone dug about year 1. The music. With over 70 acts, a dozen venues and five days there is something

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Favorites of 2018

The albums, songs, people and places (in no particular order) that were our favorites in 2018.   ALBUMS Kevin Galloway – The Change Galloway’s powerful vocals drive each song and provide them the proper gravitas to match the lyrics he has strained from his real life’s experiences.  These songs are unmistakably positive and affirming. Galloway is confident, romantic, soulful, thoughtful and commanding. Allman-esque guitar solos have been replaced in some aspects with copious, but tasty use of steel guitar and keys.  It’s a balanced, country sound that evokes Don Williams with Otis Redding’s voice.            

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Charlie Robison: Reaction

Damn Charlie Robison. Don’t even know what to say. Life of the Party will always be in my top 10. Thank you for all the great songs and great hangs. Sad day for sure man. Enjoy retirement and all the fishing trips you can handle! — WadeBowen (@WadeBowen) September 25, 2018 @CharlieRobison Hey buddy. Thinking about you today. Also thinking about all those times you took my money playing cards after the shows you let me open for you all those years. Cheers, here’s to a great career and some of my fav records. — Randy Rogers Band (@RandyRogersBand) September

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Charlie Robison: A Playlist

1.  Loving County A tale spun so well and so fine that one almost forgets it involves a murder.  The diamonds sparkle and so does Charlie Robison’s songwriting on this showstopping song set in the least populous county in Texas amid an oil boom gone all sorts of wrong.  If Robert Earl Keen’s”Road Goes on Forever” unknowingly glamorized crime, this song makes it all too real. A career spanning highlight both the studio version and each time the chorus was belted out by thousands of drunken fans. 2.  My Hometown Few songs distill the elements of Texas Music as well

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