Mile 0 2020: What To Know

Mile 0 Fest strolls into its third year of existence and the heaven on earth that many of us discovered in year one has only gotten better.  That first year many of us stumbled into the Keys drunk on romantic notions of Buffett, Hemingway and with no internal compass of what to expect.  Our wildest dreams were surpassed. We were the Lewis and Clark of Canada and Boland. Each of us on that maiden voyage from the organizers to the bands to the attendees broke ground on what could be possible with a festival. Traditions were started. Relationships designed. Memories

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Our Favorites of The Decade

Time passes slowly and then one day you look back and realize what a truly strange (and long) trip it has been.  Moments become memories and memories become moments. Tastes change from month to month, let alone year to year. And certainly every 10 years.   When we did this exercise for the years ranging from 2000-2009, the usual suspects that were the building blocks of this scene were found.  Randy Rogers Band – Rollercoaster, Pat Green – Carry On, Reckless Kelly – Under the Table, Above the Sun, Ragweed – Purple, Waylon Payne – The Drifter.  With the table set

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Influencers

Over the years, we have documented at great length the contributions of the singers, songwriters, producers and musicians connected to the Texas/Red Dirt scene.  However, a recent conversation led me to try and discern the folks who have created the greatest impacts without playing an instrument.  Thus, this feature was born. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the same can be said for a music career or scene.  One person can start it, but it takes many, many people to sustain it.  What we know as Texas/Red Dirt has roots in the music of Willie

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Favorites from Kylie Rae

In the wake of tragically losing an artist in the prime of their career, it is a normal thing to introspectively turn inward and analyze their work through the new lens of grief and loss.  It’s a bittersweet exercise, that I’ve found can also be comforting.  Hearing their voice reminds us that they’re never gone in the recorded sense.  They live forever.  Kylie Rae Harris will always be 30 in our minds, but her music is timeless. Here are my top 5 favorite Kylie tunes.   1. “Waited” The ache of her voice matches the pain of being unwanted. The production

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Kylie Rae Harris Is Singing With Angels

Kylie Rae Harris has gone to sing with the angels. She was quintessentially Texan. Talented. Brash. Fun. Passionate. Beautiful. Our hearts are broken. Kylie Rae Harris tragically passed away September 4, 2019 as the result of a car accident in Taos, NM. Cody Canada famously sang, “bad news travels faster than any good news that you hear.”  That was proven true again this morning as my phone began to buzz frantically around 9am and hasn’t stopped as of this writing around noon.  Word was trickling in that songstress, friend, sister, daughter and mother Kylie Rae Harris had been killed in

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