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Essential Guy Clark Listening

Every Guy Clark song was a master class in songwriting and emotion. This list could easily be 40 songs long, but here are 12 everyone should listen to. Always.

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RIP Guy Clark

We have lost Guy Clark.  2016 has been extremely rough in this regard.  Guy’s songs will live forever.  He was one of the greatest songwriters of all-time.  A mentor to many.  Unrivaled by all.  This desperado finally caught his train.

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Shining a Light on the Covers of Shinyribs

Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs project has shone a light on his songwriting prowess with originals full of gulf coastal Austin wit and soul.  If anyone out there believes Russell is just a cover trick pony, dig into the catalog of Shinyribs and you’ll find heartbreak, mysticism, social commentary, love and more.  … Read the rest

LJT 2016 Recap


(all photos credit: Natalie Rhea)

Year 18 of attending LJT rolled out like so many others.  Not getting there until Thursday, FOMO from all the M-W texts, a breakfast taco for the road.  Over the past 18 years, I’ve learned how to pack exactly what I’ll need out at Melody Mountain.  … Read the rest


The past few months have certainly been a whirlwind of loss in the music legends category.  We’ve lost giants.  And all in the same time frame of grief.  It’d be cool if a few of our certified genius legends could hang on this rock a little longer.… Read the rest