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{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

{Brad's Corner} October 2017 – No Answer

{Bradís Corner}

Over the years, I’ve prided myself on always having an answer when asked a variation of the following question.

“Who should I be listening to?” “Who’s the next big thing?” “Who’s about to blow up?”

This past Sunday at our big Texas Music Flood Waco event, I had no new names when this question was posed to me.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} September 2017: Texas Forever

{Bradís Corner}

I remember exactly where I was when it happened. ¬†I had moved away from home to college and was going through the proverbial “finding myself” phase. ¬†Living in a shabby dorm that hadn’t been updated since campus hero LBJ had been in office (although we suspected maybe not since he was an undegrad at SWT himself), one begins to search for things.… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} August 2017: Best of Both Worlds

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Last week the two hottest tickets in this scene were Sean McConnell and Koe Wetzel. Two acts as divergent as salt and pepper. ¬†Yet, like those handy seasonings…they both go well over the same morsels. ¬†McConnell has been mining the soulful singer/songwriter folk path without peer for over a decade now. ¬†… Read the rest