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{Brad's Corner} June 2018 – There’s Always Somebody Playing Somewhere

{Bradís Corner}

“There’s always somebody playing somewhere.” That’s the quote the grizzled songwriter gave me post-set as he gazed out at the domestic longneck swilling crowd that had been nonplussed by his original offerings, yet exploded onto the dance floor during his loadout to the successive medley of The Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Copperhead Road.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} May 2018: Changing Minds

{Bradís Corner}

I’ve written many times about the role certain people had in shaping my musical taste.¬† Parents, sister, friends, acquaintances.¬† As a father, I’m currently trying to combat the inundation of societal Imagine Dragons type musical norms on my children with heaping doses of Shinyribs, Willie Nelson and Beatles.… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} April 2018: Beyond the Surface

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Red Shahan released a fantastic new record this week.¬† It’s his second straight home run.¬† Despite his growing notoriety, he still remains an enigma and that has definitely helped spur his buzz.¬† In this modern age of sharing every details of our lives online and then having those details sold to the highest bidders, it’s unusual and refreshing for an artist to hold some mystique.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} March 2018: The Places They are a Changin’

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The recent news that Dale Watson had moved to Memphis sent ripples far beyond the Countrypolitan honky-tonk scene he made thrive in Austin.¬† It was seen as the largest domino to fall in the fight to keep Austin what it was.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} January 2018: Spectrum

{Bradís Corner}

As Steamboat wraps up for another year, we are on the cusp of another year of Texas Music pandemonium…or something.¬† The more things change, the more they stay the same.¬† Watching the events of MusicFest unfold from Texas I was reminded of the old Mike McClure lyric from The Great Divide’s “Yesterday Road”.… Read the rest