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Respecting Respects

My father passed away unexpectedly two years ago.  He was too young to go and it took everyone by surprise.  A myriad of tributes and emotions rolled through everyone he knew.  From his buddies toasting him with cold beer, to the old ladies singing gospel hymns and dropping covered dish dinners off at the house, to me driving his truck through the backroads of each of our youthful adventures, old stories told by my buddies who viewed him as a second father.  … Read the rest

The Reiff Void

His was a name known only by chief music aficionados and melody makers.  A master of the bass and groove.  A producer who used simple and sometimes unorthodox methods to achieve massively successful and acclaimed results. His name was George Reiff.  … Read the rest

The Rise of Koe

I recently tweeted that I hadn’t seen a young band blow this scene up quite like the Koe Wetzel crew is currently since Josh Abbott Band circa 2008ish. That caused me to receive quite a few DM’s and messages asking me why.  … Read the rest

Jub Jam Reviewed and Interviewed

by: Cody Starr

Last month we did a preview of George Dunham’s 6th annual charity event, Jub Jam, which benefits The Senior Source, a non-profit dedicated to assisting the elderly in various capacities. Hosted at the historic Kessler Theater, it was headlined by Flatland Cavalry and featured a bunch of local artists – Matt Boggs (of Prophets and Outlaws), Bobby Duncan, Kyle Rae Harris, Steve Helms, Michael Padgett, The Gordon Keith Band, and of course George’s own, The Bird Dogs.… Read the rest

Do People Give A Damn About Songs Anymore?

The John Moreland song referenced in the title of this piece has been around for several years, but becomes more bitingly prophetic with each passing year (week? month?).  Dancehalls are dying and live music crowds are dwindling on the whole.  … Read the rest