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12 May 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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07 May 09 Amazing Musician Fighting Through Broken Hip

Harold Hudson recovering from a broken hip. Continue reading


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09 Mar 09 A Ride With Bob

ridewithbobThe premise is simple.  You’re a very talented musician in your own right, and you have an opportunity to spend a few minutes talking to one of the greatest living legends in Texas music.  That gentleman, however, is too tired to talk to you that night, but you’re promised that he will be available the next day.   As… Continue reading


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03 Feb 09 One Door Closes, Another Opens

A flip of a coin, the flu, bad weather and an inexperienced pilot changed the face of music at 1:00 AM, fifty years ago today.

America woke up on February 3, 1959 to find that Charles Hardin Holley, Richard Steven Valenzuela and Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. were killed in an early morning airplane accident.  Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) had played at the Surf… Continue reading


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27 Jan 09 Why Texas Music?

A common misconception is that Texas music is the familiar red dirt sounds of musicians such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Stoney LaRue or Jason Boland. It is also misclassified as the outlaw sound of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings or Billy Joe Shaver. The truth is that Texas music is much more complicated than any simple classification scheme can represent. All of these musicians are fine Continue reading


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