Every year it comes down to the final shopping days and none of us know what to get friends and family. Well here’s an answer that will help you spread the greatness of Texas Music and check those items off of your list! The Top 10 Texas Music Christmas Gift ideas:
1) Mavrik Magazine Subscription
There seems to be a new magazine that is making waves and, in my opinion, it dives into Texas Music deeper and more bluntly than any other magazine out there. Issue #2 just came out so you still have time to get on board!
Price: $24.00 per year
Get it From: Mavrik Magazine
2) Texas Red Dirt Photos Collection One
There isn’t an artist in this scene that hasn’t heard of or doesn’t respect Todd Purifoy for his photography of Live Music. Todd compiled 120 pages of full color photos in his first book and you can pick one up for your friends and family.
Get it From: Todd’s Website
3) A new CD or 10
Everyone loves CD’s. Take a trip over to Lonestar Music and pick one of these CD’s that were released on 2005!
Price: $10 and up
Get it From: Lonestar Music or you local record shop/live music concert
Austin Allsup – Intensity
Bleu Edmondson – One Voice
Billy Joe Shaver – Real Deal
Bonnie Bishop – Soft to the Touch
Brandon Rhyder – Conviction
Cory Morrow – Nothing Left To Hide
Cross Canadian Ragweed- Garage
Eli young Band – Level
Hayes Carll – Little Rock
Honeybrowne – Self Titled
Honeybrowne – Something To Believe In
James McMurtry – Childish Things
Jerry Jeff Walker – Best of the Rest
Josh Grider – Self-Titled
Keith Gattis – Big City Blues
Mando Saenz – Water Town
Matt Dunnam – Roadside Theater
Mike McClure – Camelot Falling
Miranda Lambert – Kerosene
Randy Rogers Band – Live at Billy Bob’s
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Delirium Tremolos
Reckless Kelly -Wicked Twisted Road
Robert Earl Keen – What I Really Mean
Rusty Wier – Live from the Texas Theater
Ryan Turner – Rollin’ Up My Sleeves
Shooter Jennings – Put The O Back In Country
Stoney LaRue – Red Dirt Album
South Austin Jug Band – Dark and Weary World
Susan Gibson – Outerspace
4) Gift Certificate to Our Tracks
Our Tracks is a great way to purchase the music that you want and not have to pay the overhead of CD packaging, etc… You can buy music one track at a time which is great because some of the bigger music stores just don’t carry everything that makes Texas Music what it is. (Those guys will probably kill me in mentioning this since as of the writing, they are still working the details out, but be sure to go over and check it out)
Price: Whatever you want to spend
Get it From: OurTracks.com
5) Jerry Jeff Walker’s Autobiography “Gypsy Songman”
A great story of one of the pioneers of Texas Music. It’s a great read and gives wonderful insight into what makes this music so great!
Get it From: Jerry Jeff’s website
6) Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Family” Book
I mean come on; Christmas just isn’t Christmas without listening to REK’s “Merry Christmas From the Family”. Now you can get the book that goes with it!
Get it From: REK’s website or Amazon
7) Gas Station Gift Card
Sure it’s kind of cheesy, but it’s like Gold to the road trip warrior.
Price: $20.00 goes a long way on a roadtrip
Get it From: Your local Quik-E-Mart
8 ) MP3 Player
Load 10 days of music on to a device that’s the size of your hand. Who wouldn’t want that for a nice roadtrip? Granted they can be a bit pricey, but if you know someone who’s worth it… go for it! Several manufacturers offer smaller models that are priced around $200. That’s pretty affordable!
Price: $200 and up
Get it From: iPod, Dell Jukebox
9) Johnny Cash Album
I don’t think I need to say one thing to make you believe that you need this.
Price: $15.00 (buy them all if you really want a life change)
Get it From: Johnny Cash’s Website
And finally for you tight wads…
10) Membership to Galleywinter
tell your friends how cool we are.
Price: The low-low price of Free.
Get it From: umm…. you’re here