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26 Nov 09 Will Polka for Beer

The one thing that is a constant in Texas is that if it is Friday night, there is music playing somewhere.  It’s not always the Stevie Ray Vaughan or ZZ Top wannabes that you find.  In fact, in many bars, grills and restaurants, you can hear some really talented people performing either their own songs, music written by others but with a personal interpretation, or even songs that are part of their national… Continue reading

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23 Nov 09 Alternative Rock Band Produces Memorable CD

Texas music’s rock band Flyleaf now has its second CD out for the public. Continue reading


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23 Nov 09 Womack Joins Strait Tour

Texas music ties are strong, with the upcoming George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack tour. Continue reading


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21 Nov 09 Welcome Home Shelley King

Shelley_KingShelley King, 2008 Official State Musician of Texas, presents us with a new offering, Welcome Home, that that not only highlights the flexibility of her vocal talent, but also underscores the craftsmanship that she and the Subdudes (John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Armedée) put into each and every song.  One factor of craft that really standouts out in this recording… Continue reading


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20 Nov 09 Greenville Doctor Also a Very Talented Songwriter

Greenville Doctor Matt Koger is getting a lot of attention on the Texas music scene with his songwriting and performing. Continue reading


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19 Nov 09 New Orleans Group Rocks It in North Texas

MuteMath, a New Orleans rock group, entertained the crowd at the Palladium in Dallas. Continue reading


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19 Nov 09 BJ Thomas Gets Rare Home Gig

Texas music legend BJ Thomas will sing the national anthem prior to Sunday’s Cowboys-Redskins game. Continue reading


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19 Nov 09 Houston Area Songwriter Meetings and Organizations

NSAI Houston Monthly Meeting and Open Mic

Next meeting is Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 4:00pm, at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy 6 South. For more information on NSAI Houston’s meetings, contact Dave at dbannen@hotmail.com

Houston Songwriters Association

Next meeting Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2:00pm at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy 6 South. For more information, visit http://www.houstonsongwriters.com

NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 5th beginning at… Continue reading


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16 Nov 09 Austin Songwriters Conference

There will be a conference for songwriters on Jan 29 thru 31 in Austin where songwriters can attend classes on just about everything that has anything to do with the business of songwriting. Some of the best songwriters in the world will be there including Rodney Crowell (who is bringing Mary Karr too!!), Allen Shamblin (I can’t make you love me if you don’t/ and 15 other number ones), Chuck Cannon ( BMI Eight-Million-Air award…Great… Continue reading


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13 Nov 09 DubSpot’s Ableton Live 8 Tour hits Austin

(Editor’s Note: The following is a Press Release by Steve Rickinson for DubSpot.)

Austin – November 14 & 15, 2009: DubSpot’s Ableton Live 8 US Sessions Tour is coming to Austin! Join us for a unique series of interactive workshops, Q&As and live performances from a diverse pool of talented artists, instructors and established musicians. Experience a weekend full of daily sessions, each specially designed to developed and enhance… Continue reading


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