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{Brad's Corner} May 2018: Changing Minds

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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. Their palette is wide and varied, but […]

{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 […]

{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 […]