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Haggard Undercover

Merle Haggard is one of the greatest American musicians of all time.  His influence is immense and legendary. The Texas/Red Dirt scene is littered with tributes to The Hag and on the occasion of his birthday we’ve compiled a few of the best.  … Read the rest

Humble Domination of the Flatland and Beyond


This weekend, someone asked me how a band “nobody has ever heard of” that “doesn’t have a radio presence” could make such a huge debut as that of Flatland Cavalry. My simple reply…”the right people have heard of them.” This goes back to the whole chart and radio debate from a few months back.… Read the rest

Rays of Hope Golf Tournament

A few years back, some guys in the northern Hill Country hamlet of Gatesville got together to organize a golf tournmanet in honor of longtime resident Ray Sommerfeld who passed away after battling cancer.  The proceeds from this tournament go to help local folks dealing with cancer.  … Read the rest

Heartworn Highways

The long revered and hard to find documentary Heartworn Highways featuring Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe and more at their 70’s apex is available for streaming on YouTube for the next 24 hours courtesy of Pitchfork.… Read the rest

Chris King – Animal

If you want to find your passion, surrender to your heartbreak. Your heartbreak points toward a truer north… ~Umair Haque

In the linear notes of “Animal”, Chris writes “This album is about as true to myself as I’ve ever made” and while I think that’s true of most people making records..… Read the rest