Johnny Chops Revealed

by: Cody Starr It’s been 5 years since Johnny “Chops” Richardson rolled out his first solo project, “Sticks & Stones” with his band The Razors. A couple more Randy Rogers Band records in the books and a lot of highway miles to go along, Johnny Chops has found the time and thanks to his fans, raised the money via PledgeMusic, to put out a self-titled, second offering on March 23rd. “Johnny Chops and The Razors” picks up the rock where they last left it. It’s an eclectic mix of vintage tones, guitar fuzz, upbeat rock ‘n’ roll boogie and mellow

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Dalton Domino

Dalton Domino is one of the best young talents in our scene.  Originally from DFW, but emerging from the Lubbock hotbed of musicality that has birthed so many others, Domino has a distinct, colorful take on Texas Music.  He honors the traditions and forefathers while pushing it forward.  His engaging presence, quick wit and rock star attitude are joined by a backing band of some of the finest young musicians in this state comprising the Front Porch Family Band. With a new, buzzed about record on the horizon and a relentless touring schedule, Domino takes some time to run through

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Name Association with Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry

With the madness of Greenfest, there wasn’t time for a full 20 Questions interview with Cleto Cordero of the fast rising band Flatland Cavalry.  However, we were able to get him to do everyone’s favorite part.  Name association, the first word or phrase that comes to his mind when he hears the following names.  Without further adieu.   Jason Eady-Shy Ray Wylie Hubbard-Wise Dalton Domino-Firecracker Guy Clark-Troubadour Willliam Clark Green-Mentor Randy Rogers-Talent Pat Green-Icon BJ Barham-Hustle Kris Kristofferson-Honesty Wade Bowen-Wisdom Jack Ingram-Barefoot Charlie Stout-Wordsmith Evan Felker-Songs Chris Knight-Greatness Aaron Watson-Brink Cody Jinks-Stellar Red Shahan-Raw Courtney Patton-Real Roger Creager-Pioneer Cody Johnson-Phenom

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Shinyribs

Kevin Russel has been astounding audiences for decades. First with The Gourds and now with his Shinyribs project and alter ego. Shinyribs has taken off as the live act to see in Texas on the foundation of unstoppable grooves and infectious good times.  But, don’t let that discount Russell’s songwriting ability.  Russell can spin a yarn, squash it together with a melody and tell a story better than most.  He’s long been a favorite of ours and has headlined Greenfest once.  In this edition of 20 Questions find out how and why Russell chooses those crafty covers, where he learned

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Brian Keane

Brian Keane has been building his career over the past few years as a songwriter and sideman.  A couple years ago, he stepped to the forefront and began releasing solo material.  He recently released his second full-length album, Coming Home,  and his racking up the tour dates in support of it.  Brian takes time out of his busy schedule to jump into another round of our Twenty Questions.  He tackles such topics as why playing with Randy Rogers Band was such a good gig, why tractors aren’t sexy and relates anecdotes about west Texas being a speed trap.  Enjoy! Brian

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