Kylie Rae Harris Is Singing With Angels

Kylie Rae Harris has gone to sing with the angels. She was quintessentially Texan. Talented. Brash. Fun. Passionate. Beautiful. Our hearts are broken. Kylie Rae Harris tragically passed away September 4, 2019 as the result of a car accident in Taos, NM. Cody Canada famously sang, “bad news travels faster than any good news that you hear.”  That was proven true again this morning as my phone began to buzz frantically around 9am and hasn’t stopped as of this writing around noon.  Word was trickling in that songstress, friend, sister, daughter and mother Kylie Rae Harris had been killed in

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Touring Songwriting Success

The sun shines on a dreamer Shines a light on you when you listen to your heart  Livin’ on sponge cake, watching the sun bake I’m coming down fast, but I’m miles above you What I’m working for is something more than free I know it’s everybody’s sin , You got to lose to know how to win This summer has been one full of music for me. Not out of the ordinary for a hardcore music fan such as myself. But, this summer has provided a variety and breadth like few others I’ve experienced. I’ve seen everything from buskers

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Jade’s Got Soul

When it comes to the modern Texas troubadour, few come with less bonafides and few can challenge the soulful, heartfelt delivery of Jade Marie Patek. Her original songs captivate audiences and have grabbed the ears of radio programmers across the region. Jade’s calling card continues to be her live shows where her broad vocal range and delivery garners new fans each time out. Many female artists cover the same sets of songs…things like “Angel From Montgomery” and “Me and Bobby McGee”. To truly stand out, an artist must put an original spin on those songs. Jade Marie Patek has always

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Shane Smith and The Saints Are Having a Moment

The natural order of anything works like a pendulum. Swinging to and fro, life tends to balance itself out in the end. Sports, politics, relationships. Music is much the same. Shane Smith and the Saints have had a steady climb as they’ve ridden that unstable, yet dependable pendulum for the past few years. They’re on a definite upswing at the moment. Years of relentless touring and a finely crafted live show that features Eagles-esque harmonies alongside Stringduster level musicianship wrapped up in a Texas Country/rock n’ roll attitude has brought the band to a new dawn. Graduating from acoustic busking

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Turntables 2019

My latest trip through the Turntables experience on KNBT 92.1 was as awesome as ever. We played some songs, shot the breeze and made some good radio. Mattson Rainer is my hero. Doing the whole Turntables thing is one of the coolest things I get to do all year. I love music. I love radio. Getting to emulate all my buddies that do it for a living for a few hours is a blast. 20191. Brent Mitchell Band – “Take Me Back Home” – Fallen Angel Palace (2000)2. Dub Miller – “These Old Boots” – American Troubadour (2000)3. Ryan Bingham

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