New Music Man

Mar 1, 1985 By Jody Denberg

A producing career, a hit video, a record company, successful sound tracks: Austin’s Patrick Keel is having it all.

Lawrence Welk Meets The Doors

Nov 1, 1984 By Jody Denberg

Brave Combo’s World Dance Music brings wit and verve to an unlikely mix of sounds; the Sir Douglas Quartet is still recording after all these years.

Top O’ the Pops

May 31, 1984 By W. L. Taitte

The fare offered by the Houston Pops Orchestra may not be highbrow, but conductor Ned Battista thinks it’s American music at its best.

Blues at His Fingertips

Aug 31, 1983 By Pepi Plowman

Bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan showcases his powerhouse guitar on a nationally released record. Also on new LPs are fellow Texans, from country king George Jones to Austin cutups the Big Boys.

The Sphinx Who Sings

May 31, 1983 By Pepi Plowman

Austin blueswoman Angela Strehli is an enigma, but there’s no secret to her success: she writes great material and sings it with unbeatable style.

Thunder Claps

Feb 1, 1983 By Pepi Plowman

The Fabulous Thunderbirds storm away on a new album that shows why they’re Texas’ hardiest rhythm and blues band. Eight more releases capture everything from mandolin picking to Balinese monkey chants.

Halftime Heroes

Nov 1, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

The bright-eyed, pink-cheeked cream of Texas youth aren’t scrambling on the football field. They’re playing in the high school band.