Andy Langer

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A Little Bit Country

Robert Ellis’s new album, Photographs, is influenced by both his folk and country roots.

Crossing State Lines

With a new album, a wildly popular single, and sold-out shows all over America, the Eli Young Band is one of the state’s few homegrown acts to transcend the Texas Country Scene.

Behind the Lineup

Who is Amy Corbin? Oh, just the person who booked Stevie Wonder—and all the other bands you’re stoked to see—for ACL.

The Big Bend Theory

Tiny and remote Marfa is poised to be a rock-star magnet.

Need Some Gift Ideas?

We got you covered. Representatives from three independent record stores in Texas recommend recent releases from local artists to give as gifts to music fans.

Norah Jones’s Country Music Playlist

To celebrate For the Good Times, the new album by the Little Willies, Norah Jones’s country cover band, the singer shares five of her favorite tracks by Texas songwriters.

Ben Kweller Makes Some Noise

The Austin-based musician talks about his new album, his record label, and making viral videos with Jason Schwartzman.

9 Texas Bands That Could Make an Impact at SXSW

Though South by Southwest is bringing big names like Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z this year, here are picks from showcasing Texans, from the obvious to the relatively obscure.

A Tribute to Mr. Bojangles

Todd Snider’s latest album reflects his deep-seated admiration for Jerry Jeff Walker’s free-spirited style.

Exclusive: Listen to Todd Snider’s New Jerry Jeff Tribute Album

Hear singer-songwriter Todd Snider’s new album, Time as We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, before it’s released in stores on April 24. 

Like Father, Like Son

Andy Langer talks with Willie Nelson and his youngest son, Lukas, about “The Family,” Willie’s new album (Heroes), and passing the torch.

Five New Albums You Shouldn’t Miss

Including new sets from Alejandro Escovedo, Rhett Miller, and more.

Shawn Colvin’s Survival Story

The Austin-based singer-songwriter talks about her new autobiography, Diamond in the Rough, and her sixth studio album.

Billy Gibbons on the “Zee Zee Top” Prom Photo

Billy Gibbons tells Andy Langer that he would date an early photo of the band that went viral this week to May 1970. 

For the Toadies, a Fresh Start

Success has never come easy for the Toadies, but the Fort Worth–based rock band is back with its fifth studio album, Play. Rock. Music.

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