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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

Jub Jam 2017 Preview with George Dunham

by: Cody Starr

For 23 years, George “Jub Jub” Dunham along with his co-hosts Craig “Junior” Miller and Gordon Keith (a.k.a. “The Great Gordo”) have been part of a team that redefined sports talk radio. When The Ticket (KTCK 1310 AM, 96.7 FM Dallas-Fort Worth) took to the airwaves back in 1994, “all sports” radio was in its infancy.… Read the rest

Jerry Jeff at 75

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There are many folks that saw the former Ronald Crosby catting around the Texas Hill Country in the early 70’s who probably would have scoffed at the notion of him making it to see age 75 and the year 2017. When the self-proclaimed gypsy songman first headed south from New York and hit Florida with a spring break ukelele and wanderlust for days, nobody could’ve predicted him making a career as a musician and songwriter.… Read the rest