The New York–born singer-songwriter got to Texas as soon as he could—and spent the next five decades changing the lives of seemingly everyone he met.
Articles by Jeff Salamon
Sep 30, 2019 — By Jeff Salamon
The story behind the story behind Austinite Mike Shea’s three seconds of international fame.
Jun 25, 2019 — By Jeff Salamon
The UT professor and longtime ’Texas Monthly’ contributor died on Saturday at the age of 79 after a stroke.
Nov 24, 2017 — By Jeff Salamon
An Austinite misses the beach, but doesn't want to be a bother.
Jun 21, 2017 — By Jeff Salamon
Willie Beeley and Billy Stoner have never met. But from a distance, the two musicians might be the same person.
Apr 19, 2017 — By Jeff Salamon
It's not New York or L.A. or Austin, but here's why Midlake front man Eric Pulido calls Denton home.
Mar 23, 2016 — By Jeff Salamon
Illustration by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Click to enlarge. When Governor Greg Abbott announced, in the wake of the November terrorist attacks on Paris, that Texas would not accept any new Syrian refugees, he was flouting the law of the land: the placement of refugees within the United…
Dec 23, 2015 — By Jeff Salamon
In 1975 the estate of J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) established an endowment that would allow the University of Texas Press to keep his books in print for decades to come. Forty years later, the arrangement is still in place, and the press annually sells thousands of copies of…
Jun 11, 2015 — By Jeff Salamon
Illustrations by Nicki Longoria. Click to enlarge. Elsewhere in this month’s issue, our political team considers which state legislators have earned our respect and which ones remind us why the stately granite building at Twelfth Street and Congress Avenue has long been the butt of countless…