Andy Langer


How Long Blues

What will it take for Stevie Ray Vaughan to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Golden Girl

East Texas native Kacey Musgraves’s best-selling debut has made some Nashville establishment types pretty nervous. But she’s not sure what all the fuss is about.

12 Texas Bands to Watch at SXSW

Of the 2,200 acts playing 110 stages over six days, nearly 450 are from Texas. Here’s who to watch.

Johnny Winter Looks Back, Through the Songs That Made Him Famous

Johnny Winter, who turns 70 this month, recalls the stories behind some of the songs that built his career after he was discovered in Austin in 1968.

The Perfectionist

Robert Ellis is the next big thing. Trust me.

Listen Up: Seven New Albums to Ring in 2014

Don’t miss these new releases by Texas recording artists.

Sweethearts of the Radio

How the Eli Young Band cracked the code of the country music business and became one of Texas’s most successful exports.

Quesada, Sera

The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?

Bun B’s Guide to F1

The Houston rapper and racing aficionado gives his advice on getting the most out of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix.

Fun Fun Fun Fest Was Ahead of the Twerking Trend

The micro-festival in Austin, which is about to celebrate its eighth year, positioned itself as the irreverent, politically incorrect alternative to huge events like ACL and Lollapalooza.

Getting to Know Mr. Rogers

Kenny Rogers, who has a new album, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” talks about country versus pop, choosing duet partners, and never letting the audience down.

The Lost Songs of Old 97's and Waylon Jennings

Seventeen years ago, Old 97’s recorded with their idol, Waylon Jennings. To mark the first release of these songs, Old 97’s recounted the time they spent with the father of the Outlaw Country movement.

The Graduate

Now that she’s left the conservatory, mandolin player Sarah Jarosz plans her next move.

A Musical Switch From Self-Pity to Gratitude

Blue October’s CD Sway is the group’s first album since Justin Furstenfeld, second from right, spent 75 days in rehab.

Lessons on Being a Prolific Songwriter

Bob Schneider, the Austin singer and songwriter, created a weekly songwriting game with a strict deadline that has helped him fill five albums.