Patty Griffin

The Checklist

Sep 17, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

A look at what to read, watch, and listen to this (wonderfully jam-packed) month in order to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

Loteria De La Cumbia Lounge

Jan 1, 2005 By Jeff McCord

Michael Ramos used to be a coveted player in the Austin scene; now he’s sought out by the likes of Paul Simon and John Mellencamp. Ramos spent years as a member of the BoDeans, but it’s his current employer, Patty Griffin, who encouraged him to explore his own unique fusion…

CD and Book Reviews

Jun 30, 1999 By Texas Monthly

MUSIC Townes Van Zandt A Far Cry From DeadArista A Townes joke: what has a front cover, a back cover, and “Pancho and Lefty”? The new Townes Van Zandt album! That song, and others like “To Live’s to Fly,” “For the Sake of the Song,” and “Waitin’ ‘Round to…

CD and Book Reviews

Mar 1, 1999 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Jon Dee Graham is a journeyman whose frontman role has eclipsed his hired guitarslinger reputation. The Quemado native’s second solo CD, Summerland (New West), features his gritty, growling rasp and his incisive, somewhat pensive musings, which approach a kind of brilliance on “At the Dance,” a moody slice…