Pat at 50

My entanglements with the music of Pat Green are well documented.  I’ve written and spoken thousands of words about it over the last 20 plus years.  The wave of energy that crested in the late 90s with Pat’s ascent is something that will not be recreated or experienced again.  His affable awshucks demeanor, blazing stage presence, professional band, catalog of songs and general attitude had not been seen before and it has not been seen since.  He took what Robert Earl Keen and Jack Ingram were doing next level.  He leaned on guys like Walt Wilkins and Joe Ely to

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Bowen Music Fest 2022 – The Return

After a two year hiatus due to Covid and all that implies, Wade Bowen is roaring back with his hometown Bowen Music Fest in Waco on April 9-10, 2022.  Bowen says, ““This year’s festival means more than ever because of having to miss the past two years!” The 2018 and 2019 editions found Bowen relocating the event to Baylor University’s McCLane Stadium facilities and expanding the booking reach by bringing in such large font, top of the poster headliners as Jamey Johnson, Cheap Trick, Tracy Byrd and REO Speedwagon to intermingle with the Texas/Red Dirt names of the day.   The

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Clubhouse Concerts Reunion

Through venue changes and shifts in the Texas/Red Dirt scene, Joni Beard always provided a top notch venue through which songwriters were able to bare their souls to receptive audiences. By following 3 main rules: sit down, shut up and listen; the Clubhouse was able to attract a very talented and diverse roster of guests. The Clubhouse atmosphere fostered and helped grow the careers of Ryan Bingham, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, Jamie Lin Wilson, Mike Eli, Jason Eady, Wade Bowen, and Stoney LaRue among many others. The Clubhouse literally sprang from an apartment complex commons area.  Joni Beard aka Miss

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January 2022 – Living With the Music

At the risk of sounding like old man yelling at cloud…which is a risk I’m more than okay with as we slide into 2022…remember when we truly lived with albums?  It was common from all genres for you to keep a CD in rotation for months. You’d play that son of a gun until it was worn, scratched and faded.  Your CaseLogic cd holder had a permanent spot missing where the likes of Rollercoaster, Diamonds and Gasoline or #2 Dinner originally had a home. The convenience of streaming has pushed that mode of listening to a distant memory.  Sure, vinyl

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Mile 0: 5 for 5

Throughout the first four years of its existence, Mile 0 Fest has provided many memorable moments. The type of moments that you look around and realize they could only happen in Key West.  There are some moments that the statute of limitations still hasn’t run out on and we can’t print.  But, of those that are fit to print, these five below are five of the best things we have witnessed in Key West at Mile 0 Fest. 5. Jack and Charlie on a moped. In year one, all of Key West was more like the wild West as we

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