Category Archives: Texas

News Round Up: Kris Kristofferson Releases Early Demo Compilation

Kris Kristofferson’s latest is actually some of his earliest. Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 is a collection of raw demos made to shop his songs around to singers…

News Round Up: New Releases by John Prine, Johnny Cash Art Collective

In true DIY fashion The Johnny Cash Project is a “global collective art project” that allows fans from all over the world to contribute to a arrogated, user-generated video for the title track from the…

News Round Up: Twang Nation Approved SXSW Showcases

The extraordinary Elizabeth Cook talks to the Utne Reader about her irreverent career, influences and her upcoming Don Was produced album Welder. Jim Lauderdale takes time from his South-By-Southwest appearance talk to Spinner.com about, well,…

News Round Up: George Jones Says Get Your Own Damn Genre!

Happy birthday to Willie Nelson’s longtime drummer and the “Paul” of the Willie’s song “Me and Paul,” Paul English.  Happy birthday also to legendary Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark. The latest installment of Popmatter.com’s excellent Torch…

News Round Up: Bruce Robison Video Diary, E.C. and Orna Ball Tribute

Check out the video tour diary from Bruce Robison as he Robert Earl Keen, Todd Snider proceed up and down the East Coast and back into Texas on their Barstool Tour. Linda Lee at the…

News Round Up:Jim Lauderdale Will Help Push Your Car

Birmingham Weekly sits down with Mr. Americana himself – Jim Lauderdale. Jim discusses hosting the Americana Awards ceremony at the Ryman auditorium, having the first single off the George Strait new album Twang and at…