Texas Best Americana Red’s Volume 4

The final installment of my attempt to categorize and chronicle the signature songs of our music scene can be found below.  This has been an extremely rewarding and satisfying trip down memory lane and into the future.  The feedback has been phenomenal and I’m proud that this will stand as a testament to all that we as a music scene and community have been a part of. At some point I’ll sit down and calculate the diversity of artists, release dates and crunch all the associated data.  For now, I’m just going to sit back and listen to the 350+

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Texas Best Americana Red’s Volume 3

My mission to archive and chronicle the quintessential and signature songs of Texas/Red Dirt Americana continues with Volume 3 as we dive into M-R. Volume 1: http://galleywinter.com/texas-best-americana-reds-part-1/ Volume 2: http://galleywinter.com/texas-best-americana-reds-volume-2/ Spotify playlist for Volumes 1-3: GW Texas Best Americana Red’s   M-R Mack Abernathy – “Slippin’ Around” (1989) Elements of Bob Wills can be found in this vintage Texas Music artist’s work and is best put on display here. Macon Greyson – “Home To You” (2001) Buddy Huffman fronted it.  Ray Wylie Hubbard named it.  And this band is one of the finest to ever grace the Texas circuit.  They are missed,

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Texas Best Americana Red’s Volume 2

Volume 2 (G-L) of the signature song from just about every artist to ever touch this scene in some way is below.  For a full description of this project, check out VOLUME 1. *YouTube links are provided for each song (if available). G-L Gary Floater- “Y’all Watch This” (2011) The greatest artist of all time…in his own mind. Gary P. Nunn – “London Homesick Blues” (1973) A true story that Nunn has related many times.  While on a tour of Europe backing Michael Martin Murphey, Nunn found himself cold and alone in a busted London flat. Every lyric is true and by

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Texas Best Americana Red’s Volume 1

I once made a Spotify playlist that featured a few of my favorite songs from each of my favorite Texas/Red Dirt/Americana/OKOM artists.  I was programming my own station so to speak.  Soon though, laziness took hold and upon album release day for a favorite artist I found myself just dragging the entire new record into the collection.  While refining that playlist and attempting to clean it back up recently, a thought ocurred.  An ambitious thought.  I should determine (using no exact science whatsoever) what is as actually close to a signature song from each act as exists and list them for

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