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13 Jun 09 What Makes the Eli Young Band Go

Mile Eli discusses the strength behind the Eli Young band with the Texas Music Journal. Continue reading

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13 Jun 09 Richardson Prepares for Wildflower Festival

Music for everyone can be found in the Wildflower Music Festival in Richardson this weekend. Continue reading


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13 Jun 09 San Marcos to Host Swing Festival

The 17th Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival on Saturday will celebrate Texas history, Texas traditions and Texas music at the San Marcos Courthouse Square and on the San Marcos River.

The San Marcos Record reports that the event is free and open to the public, with a limited number of paid reserved seating tickets available for the nighttime concert. Concert goers are invited to bring lawn chairs to… Continue reading


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12 Jun 09 Stephen Bruton Dies

Photo by John Carrico

Photo by John Carrico

Texas has lost another musical icon. Stephen Bruton died Saturday from throat cancer complications. The 60-year-old guitarist and vocalist was in Los Angeles, working with T. Bone Burnett on the film “Crazy Heart.” He was acting as music producer and composer.Bruton is known for his work with Kris


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11 Jun 09 To Be Young and Talented

Here at the Texas Music Journal, we often get tips about young performers from Texas who are sure to be “the next big thing.” Often, however, they fall a little short of the promise. We were referred to a young blues singer and guitarist who would be playing in McKinney. After sitting through his sets, in our opinion, he could very well be … well, you know.

Colton O’Neill… Continue reading


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11 Jun 09 Blues Icon Dies in Corpus Christi

Rocky Benton, honoree of the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, dies in Corpus Christi. Continue reading


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10 Jun 09 Texas-Nashville Divide Could Be Closing

Recent examples show that more cooperation is taking place between Nashville and Texas musicians. 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.

There’s home-style cooking… Continue reading


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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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08 Jun 09 Hendrix, Maines Combo Creates Outstanding Texas Music

terri_hendrixOne of the great things about living in Texas is you never know where and when you will run into some great music. 

TMJ recently attended a concert in Fort Worth at the First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church. Each month they host the Jefferson Freedom Café, a listening room which features mainly Texas performers.  On this night, we were treated… Continue reading


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