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29 Jun 09 NSAI Houston North Metro July Meeting Notice

The July workshop for NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter will meet on Wednesday, July 1st at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop, 25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands, TX, beginning at 7:00pm. Click here for directions to Dosey Doe. Dosey Doe features a full dinner menu and outstanding hot and cold beverages. It is open to the public during the workshop and performance rounds, so please bring family and friends. Under 18… Continue reading

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25 Jun 09 Heavy Hitting and Heavy Metal

Three members of the Dallas Cowboys have now signed a contract with an Australia group to promote their heavy metal band, Free Reign. Continue reading


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24 Jun 09 Correction: IGNITE 2009

Though we strive to present the information about events as accurately as possible, we incorrectly identified the event host for IGNITE 2009 as the Student Discipleship Ministries (see our original article here).  In fact, CW Festival was the organizational group who hosted the event and the Student Disciple Ministries was one of the larger private donors.  Check out the website for CW Festival (www.cwfestival.com) for more information on… Continue reading


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09 Jun 09 J. D. Souther (with Kristy Kruger) at Threadgill’s in Austin

By Bill Aspinwall, Austin, Texas, June 7, 2009

Threadgill’s, once known as World Armadillo Headquarters, is a storied palace of Austin’s musical heritage. It features a small outdoor venue that’s like a large side yard with a shed for a stage – from which you can read the Hooters billboard across the street. Scores of musical legends have performed here and scores continue to come.

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09 Jun 09 Jack Skiles Music Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

June 12 is the deadline for applications for the 2009 Jack Skiles Music Scholarship. Continue reading


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07 Jun 09 Bigger is Not Necessarily Better

While many people likely had a good time, TMJ was underwhelmed by the opening concert at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Continue reading


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03 Jun 09 Album Review: The Snakecharmers – Been Gone Too Long

the-snakecharmersThe Snakecharmers formed in 2002 as a family affair.  Marie Angell, Will Blumentritt and their son Eric Blumentritt brought together diverse musical backgrounds to form an incredible blues sound.  The missing element for the band was a lead guitarist that could feel the music and integrate into “the family”.  They found that in the person of Larry Meeker, a saxophonist by… Continue reading


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03 Jun 09 The Heart of Melody – An Interview with Lena Shammas

This is the first of what we hope will be many articles written by Bill Aspinwall whose album, Free Range Trout, was reviewed by the Texas Music Journal (http://texasmusicjournal.com/texas-music-business/album-reviews/album-review-bill-aspinwall-range-trout).

This article originally appeared in “Liner Notes”, the official webzine of the Houston Songwriter’s Association and is re-published with their permission.

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“The wealth of sense-knowledge belongs to perception, not to immediate certainty, where all that wealth… Continue reading


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