July 2022 – Discovery is the Best Drug

Throughout the years, this website has prided itself on supporting music we loved, in all its various forms  Primarily roots music made or based in Texas/Oklahoma, but we’ve never shied away from hip-hop, metal, pop or whatever rows our boat.  For 20 years we’ve been chasing the dragons that make us feel that tingly feeling you first felt when you fell in love with your first song.  I’ve detailed in this space over two decades multiple times I felt that feeling.   And there is still nothing better than discovering a cool new artist or a new song from an artist

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Needle Movers: 10 from 6 – Our Favorite Music of 2022 So Far

Needle Movers is a new feature here on Galleywinter to highlight the music that is moving our needles…both on the turntable and in our souls. In this edition we highlight the albums that have spoken to us throughout the first half of 2022. In no particular order. Drew Kennedy – MarathonWe made the ballsy claim that Drew Kennedy is the best songwriter currently based within the borders of Texas when this album dropped and the 11 tracks on this magnificent follow-up to 2017’s opus At Home in the Big Lonesome were on par with their predecessors. Marathon is a rumination

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River Jam is a Cut Above

River Jam, born of Greenfest, has been a tradition dating back 20 years.  It has evolved from a one-off let’s get together at George’s Bar in Waco and toast Pat Green and get to meet these people in real life that we only know behind a screen into a full fledged three day event.  Its evolution has mirrored that of the Galleywinter community and the Texas Music scene at large.  Underground, word of mouth has expanded into well known commodities. The format and location may have changed over the years, but the heart remains the same.  Whether we were at

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June 2022 – Zach Bryan is Blowing Up, but…

No act has blown up quite the way Zach Bryan has in the last two years.  Beginning during the initial Covid lockdown, buzz has steadily grown to a roar around the young Oklahoma singer/songwriter.  His rise has been a throwback to the type of word of mouth grassroots growth that typically was a hallmark of the early internet/pre-streaming era of the music business.  A network of individuals rising to form a colossal block of support, fandom and revenue.  Just last week, Bryan released his major label debut, a double album entitled American Heartbreak. An ambitious project that is also a

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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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