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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.¬† Back in January, I made a trip down to the ATX to see Josh […]

{Brad's Corner} January 2018: Spectrum

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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”. Now the […]

{Brad's Corner} October 2017 – No Answer

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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 […]

{Brad's Corner} September 2017: Texas Forever

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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 […]

{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. ¬†He first rose to […]