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20 Aug 09 Amanda Shires and Rod Picott

Photo by Peter Cronquist

Photo by Peter Cronquist

July 19, 2009 Houston by Bill Aspinwall

You’re on a creek, no, a river, in the back of a canoe, hands full of paddle. Something about the Yukon, years ago. There’s a brief flickering in your peripheral vision. Or what? Wait, there it was again, some small, fluttering thing… Continue reading

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28 Jul 09 The Jeff Strahan Band at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar in Houston

Photo by Dale Kennemer

Photo by Dale Kennemer

Dawson County is about as West Texas as West Texas gets. For all the monotony in its landscape, this part of the world has produced more than its share of gifted musicians.  

Jeff Strahan, for example, is from Dawson County. Lamesa to be precise, roughly halfway between Midland… 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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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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