Category Archives: In memoriam

News Round Up: Lucero Releases New Videos ; RIP Amy Ferris

I learned yesterday from a post on Twitter by Austin singer/songwriter Kelly Willis alerted me that Austin native fiddle player Amy Farris had been found dead at her residence in Los Angeles at the age…

Texas Monthly Features Five Texas Music Legends

Texas Monthly’s Pitch Perfect features five legendary Texas musicians—Guy Clark, Patty Griffin, Sonny Throckmorton, Robert Earl Keen, and Jack Ingram— and asks them to sgare the mystic secrets to writing a great country song.  It’s…

Benefit Album for Evan Phillips to Be Released

The wonder that is Juli Thaki posts a nice review over on the Washington Post site (the big time!) of Wayne Hancock’s show Tuesday night at Arlington, Virginia’s IOTA club. NineBullets.net has some good things…

RIP Stephen Bruton

The fine folks at the 9513 brought to my attention the sorry news that Kris Kristofferson’s longtime guitarist Stephen Bruton has succumbed to throat cancer. More details on Stephen Bruton at Billboard.com. More sad news,…

Poodies Locke Tributes, Jeff Tweedy Sued

Austin360.com has a nice story on the recently deceased Poodie Locke, Willie Nelson’s stage manager of 34 years. There is also a nice tribute video on YouTube. Jay Bennett, a former Wilco member, is suing…