Category Archives: Texas

Live Review – Old 97s – Majestic Theater – Hitchhike to Rhome Anniversary Show – December 13

Remember alt.country? That mongrel cultural mash-up, fueled on a hefty helpings of George Jones and The Clash, that burst into cultural consciousness with Uncle Tupelo’s 1990 debut ‘No Depression?” Though the style is still heard…

Watch Out! Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver: “Hard To Be An Outlaw” – David Letterman 12/17/2014

It’s good to be David Letterman. Though his last show is set for May 20, 2015 he continues to showcase great music for quality and less commercial reasons. And why not? He’s the reigning late…

Merle Haggard / Marty Stuart Deliver a Powerful Double-Shot – Bass Hall, Ft. Worth 11/12/14

On a North Texas night chilled by an early winter snap Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart brought a welcome reprieve by turning up the heat. “I hope you didn’t come looking for some fancy show.…

Ryan Bingham Announces New Album, ‘Fear and Saturday Night,’ Streams New Song ‘Broken Heart Tattoos’

2015 is shaping up to be another great bounty year for Americana and roots music and singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has just sweetened the pot. Bingham’s follow up to 2012’s “Tomorrowland,” and his fifth studio release,…

Watch Out! Shakey Graves – “Dearly Departed” on Conan

Check this rousing performance of Austin’s Shakey Graves’ “Dearly Departed” from Conan last night. Shakey (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is accompanied beautifully by vocalist Esmé Patterson, who has her own new album entitled “Woman to Woman.” “Dearly…

Omnivore Recordings To Release Expanded 20th-Anniversary of Old 97’s debut ‘Hitchhike to Rhome,’ November 17

When discussing the pioneers and legacy of the alt.country movement Dallas’ Old 97s have to be on the short list of most influential, and enduring, roots rockers to ever till that field. The band’s indy…

Review: Kacey Musgraves — The Granada Theater – Dallas, Texas [SOLD OUT]

“This is my hometown show!” Kacey Musgraves exclaimed from the stage near the start of her performance. Though she had been on her current tour for several days in Texas this as close as Musgraves…