Bob Wills

The Texanist

Apr 20, 2016 By David Courtney

Forget about Batman vs. Superman. Our advice columnist referees spring vs. fall, Strait vs. Wills, Oatmeal vs. Bacon, and restaurant vs. patron.

The Music Drive

Jan 21, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

ROUTE: Turkey to Lubbock 
(the long way) DISTANCE: 366 miles NUMBER OF COUNTIES: 13 WHAT TO LISTEN TO: Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be the Day and 
Waylon Jennings’s Ol’ Waylon West Texas is the Texas of wide-open spaces, but it is also the Texas of music giants, starting…

Bob Wills

Jan 20, 2013 By Anne Dingus

Which future Texas governor hired Bob Wills to play on his Fort Worth radio show?

Ray Benson

Jan 20, 2013 By Evan Smith

“I’m a personality and a singer—that’s how I make my living—but I’m always a guitar player.”

Wyatt’s World

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.

Music Clubs

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Old country and western in Mingus, zippy zydeco in Bridge City: The shows always go on at these ten tuneful spots.

Hotels

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

Big, breezy porches in Port Aransas, the only heated pool for miles in Marathon: You’ll get more than just a bed and breakfast at these ten appealing places to stay.

Outlaw Country

Jan 1, 2001 By joshalanfriedman

Rick Sikes and the Rhythm Rebels could have been bigger than Willie Nelson—if only bank robbery hadn't been on the playlist.

Wills Power

Apr 30, 2000 By John Morthland

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.

CD and Book Reviews

Jul 31, 1999 By Texas Monthly

CDs by Doctors’ Mob and the American Analog Set, plus a tribute to Bob Wills; booksby James Lee Burke and Louise Redd.

CD and Book Reviews

Apr 30, 1999 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Texas honky-tonker Floyd Tillman is best known for heartbreak lyrics like “Slipping Around” and “It Makes No Difference Now.” But on Herb Remington Instrumentally Salutes Floyd Tillman (Glad), the chiming steel guitarist for Bob Wills’s post-war Texas Playboys demonstrates that Tillman’s poppish material is equally strong on melody…

CD and Book Reviews

Nov 1, 1998 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Distancing themselves further still from their earlier banjo-punk novelties, Austin’s Bad Livers go with what they know on Industry and Thrift (Sugar Hill). There is too much attitude and eclecticism at work to call this traditional bluegrass, yet despite a couple of electric interludes, the musical leanings of…