Category Archives: Texas

The Texas Gentlemen Sign To New West Records, To Release Debut ‘TX Jelly’ This Fall

One of the highlights of Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion was witnessing the manic genius of The Texas Gentlemen. The Lone Star quintet of Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald, and Ryan Ake played…

Listen Up! Steve Earle – “So You Wanne Be An Outlaw”

Being a Steve Earle fan can be a rough road. In the beginning there was no denying the neo-trad ferocity of 1986’s ‘Guitar Town.’ Standing near traditional frameworks while pushing the boundaries continued in spite…

Americana Music Association Announces First Round of 2017 Americanafest Showcases

(L-R) Top: Brandy Clark, Hiss Golden Messenger, Turnpike Troubadours (L-R) Bottom: Charley Crockett, Deer Tick, Bettye LaVette Continuing the stellar tradition of being the preeminent roots music event of the year, the Nashville-based Americana Music…

Lindi Ortega To Release New EP ‘Til The Goin’ Gets Gone’ March 17 – Watch title Cut Lyric Video

Dark Americana chanteuse Lindi Ortega will release ‘Til The Goin’ Gets Gone’ an EP of four songs, three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting ‘Round To Die” on March 17. In her…

Willie Nelson To Release New Album, ‘God’s Problem Child’

Willie Nelson, who appears to never rest, will release his new album, ‘God’s Problem Child.’ The collection of all-new studio material, his first in nearly three years, will be released April 28th, the day before…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2016

The year in musuc for 2016 is best defined by the classic Dickensian line from “A Tale of Two Cities,” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Mortaility cut a…

Americana Scenes At SXSW 2016

It’s been a few years since I’ve braved the tipsey throngs of Austin’s South-By-Southwest, and mostly I don’t miss it. But with the growing roots music showcases like Jenni Finlay Promotions & Conqueroo’s Rebels &…