Music

Squeeze Play

Jul 31, 1990 By Joe Nick Patoski

Three masters show why conjunto, the accordion music of the Tex-Mex border, is hotter thatn Lajitas in August.

Black to Basics

Dec 1, 1989 By John Morthland

Newcomer of the year Clint Black plays tributes to early country music—with an unintentional Texas twist.

Beyond the Blues

Apr 1, 1989 By Jody Denberg

The unlikely twosome of eccentric rocker Doug Sahm and blues champion Clifford Antone has rescued from obscurity a distinctively rhythmic, indisputably raunchy regional sound.

This is Now

Feb 1, 1989 By Alison Cook

Looking forward to Jerry Jeff Walker’s second Luckenbach, looking into a new way to settle feuds, and looking back over the career of Texas’ most prolific unknown author.

Blithe Spirit

Feb 1, 1989 By Joe Nick Patoski

It took a bit of coaxing, but when R. T. Williams finally sat down at the piano again, the Grey Ghost came back to life.

Playing It Safe

Jan 1, 1989 By W. L. Taitte

Take two Aspern: one a world premiere by the Dallas Opera, the other the Henry James novella on which the opera is based. Which is better for you?

Sax to the Max

Dec 1, 1988 By Al Reinert

A Houston bellhop by day, tenor saxman Grady Gaines has come out of retirement to bring back the trademark sound of a great rock and roll band.