June 2021: Circles and Cycles

Here at Galleywinter World Headquarters we receive all manner of artist promo emails, packages and assortments. Most recently, this included a very cool package from the Reckless Kelly crew re-issuing their fine double record from 2020.  As cool as that was, another recent message stoked my motivation for this month’s corner. It was an email from a publicist (not normally connected to the Texas scene or anything we really cover around here) asking for coverage of a new client of hers.  It was in reference to a young female artist who had scored “multiple chart hits in Texas!”  I listened

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Galleywinter River Jam 2021

Our annual pilgrimage to the nexus of rivers in the Texas Hill Country happens this year on Fri July 30, Sat July 31 and Sun August 1.  Converging at three esteemed venues: Cheatham Street Warehouse, Billy’s Ice and Lone Star Float House.  Come kick away the Covid blues and get back to some sun-splashed good time normalcy with your Galleywinter compadres! 3 days of live music.  3 venues.  (at least) opportunities to float a river.  Over 20 artists. Tickets on sale for Cheatham NOW!  Tickets on sale for Billy’s SOON!  Tickets not required for Lone Star Float House! Fri July

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Live Music is Back In Texas

Like many other industries over the past 16 months or so , things have been on ice for the music industry.  This has impacted no other facet of it greater than the independent music scene in Texas and Oklahoma.  A house concert here, a tiny bar there, sequestered Mondays on the regular.  All of it helped fill the void, but was unable to complete the caverns of despair caused by the loss of live music as we knew it prior to February 2020.  Things are changing though. Mile 0 Fest kicked off a swing of big shows that are ramping

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Mile 0 2021: Love Conquered Uncertainty

Ponce de Leon first discovered Key West in 1521 during his expedition to Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth.  I first discovered Key West via the tales of Jerry Jeff Walker coaxing Jimmy Buffett down there in the early 1970’s.  500 years after Ponce de Leon first hit the island, many of us made our fourth trip down to the tip of the continental USA for another Mile 0 Fest.  The festival is the stuff dreams are made of.  Pretty much everything you can draw up in a utopian setting for a music festival is in play here. 

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April 2021: The Familiar Sounds of Good Times

It’s been a long and winding road to get here, but we’re finally seeing some sunshine at the end of this very dark tunnel we’ve been in for over 12 months.  Live music is back to happening in person and not just via your screen with shoddy sound.  I’ve partaken in more than a handful of socially distanced, masked shows during this “unprecedented, unparalleled, uncertain time” (insert trademark). But, this past weekend I was able to enjoy two shows in two separate towns that were just completely normal.  Masked if you wanted to be.  As spread out or as close

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