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And May Turnpike Always Stay Together

I hope that life without a chaperone is what you thought it’d be I hope your brother’s El Camino runs forever I hope the world sees the same person that you’ve always been to me And may all your favorite bands stay together -Dawes “All Your Favorite Bands” The words of Taylor Goldsmith rang out […]

Musgraves, Carlile and The Vast Niche

  Think pieces galore have hit the web today after the triumphant Grammys night for both Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile.  Two artists born of stylized country roots with just enough off-kilter, rough edge to not fit the traditional molds.  Artists that are thriving in the niches and moving the mass needle to them instead […]

{Review} Sean McConnell – Secondhand Smoke

Sean McConnell is an anomaly for our music scene.  A Massachusetts bred folk singer with soul overtones that connected to Texas via writing appointments with Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers.  The Hold My Beer connections fostered some tremendous songs (“In My Arms Instead”, “If We Ever Make It Home” among many others) and it also […]

Going Home With the Armadillo At Last

I want to go home with the Armadillo…. As an iconic phrase as has ever been written in the annals of Texas music.  The man that supplied it was an Oklahoman turned University of Texas hippie cowboy who fell in with a rowdy bunch making noise around Austin that included Ronald Clyde Crosby, Russell Wier, […]

KRH Goes Big

Kylie Rae Harris has been a powerful vocalist capable of engaging audiences with story and song for many years.  She has lived more life in her short time on earth than just about anyone else her age. Love, loss, redemption, heartache and joy are things she actually knows about.  Sometimes, you hear singers sing about […]