Want to see the Texas of Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mance Lipscomb, and other pioneering musicians of the twentieth century? Your trip through time begins near Washington-on-the-Brazos.
How did Lloyd Maines get to be a revered guitarist and record producer? How did his daughter Natalie find fame as a Dixie Chick? Chalk it up to musicianship—and kinship.
What they lack in cash they make up for in cachet: on the road with the Trail of Dead, Austin’s coolest punk rockers of the moment, as they head east in search of fans, fame, and a free place to crash.
Meet the senior class of what might be called Texas Music U. four up-and-coming acts that should graduate to the big time.
The places, people and stories behind Texas music.
It has a nice beat, you can dance to it, and it unites us as nothing else does. The sounds of our state — past, present, and future.
Sixty-five years after his first recording sessions with the Texas Playboys, 25 years after his death, Bob Wills is still the king of western swing.
Together for the first time: Two Tommys (Hancock and Shannon), two Montes (Montomery and Warden), two Hubbards (Blues Boys and Ray Wylie) and two Clarks (Carrie and W.C.), plus a Butthole Surfer, three Gourds, six Bells of Joy, a Tailgator, and 87 others who give their all, creatively speaking, to the Live Music Capital of the World.
Buddy Holly. Waylon Jennings. Carolyn Hester. The Hancocks. The Flatlanders. An oral history of the state’s most storied music scene.
As the girlfriend of a musician, I get to carry guitars at three in the morning and hear the particulars of our relationship come blaring out of the radio. Would I change it if I could? Not on your life.
How members of the heavy metal group Pantera turned their adult nightclub into a sound investment.
In July 1966 El Paso rocker Bobby Fuller was found dead in Hollywood. Whodunit? We still don’t know.
Financial success may have eluded Dewey Redman, whose career as a jazz journeyman has taken him from his hometown of Fort Worth to San Francisco and on to New York, but happiness hasn’t.
What is Texas music?
Five years after Selena’s death, tejano music is struggling to be heard.
Rules for movies about music.
Jessica Simpson wants to love you forever.
Larry Gatlin’s Odessa high note.
The return of King George Jones, that is. Plus: Squeezing into the Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio; commemorating Gruene’s dance hall days; raising heavenly voices in Columbus; and swinging into action in La Grange.
Eat to the beat: Rosemary-marinated pork from Houston caterer and string bass player Joe Abuso.
Who was Stevie Ray Vaughan’s musical role model?
The verdicts are in on the new Cullen Davis.
Emilio Navaira and Gloria Trevi get their days in court.