West Texas native Aaron Watson has been a star in the Texas music scene for two decades. His eighteenth album ‘Red Bandana’ released in June, and it’s a phenomenal twenty-song opus. He performs “Trying Like the Devil" in the latest installment of our Sound Check series. Presented by Visit Fort
Fort Worth band Grady Spencer and the Work combine blues and classic country, creating a unique sound of their own. Watch the latest in our Sound Check series with their song "Grant," from their 2019 album Celebrate.
Fort Worth soul/R&B singer Abraham Alexander plays his debut single, "America," in the Texas Monthly Studio.
For the latest in our Sound Check series, the Austin-based duo, Ghostland Observatory performs “With or Without You” from their album, See You Later, Simulator.Presented by Visit Fort Worth
Watch this exclusive live performance of the title track from his 2017 album, The Doubles.
W.C. Clark is known as the "Godfather of Austin Blues," and he proved that he still has a strong hold on that title during his Sound Check session.
Nobody’s Girl was formed in 2017 out of three Austin solo acts, all of whom had individually won the "New Folk" award at the annual Kerrville Folk Festival. BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe stopped by Texas Monthly's studio to perform their lead single “What’ll I Do” from the EP
In our latest Sound Check, two-time Grammy nominee Eliza Gilkyson stopped by Texas Monthly's studio to perform "Seculare," a haunting thank-you letter to life and all of its complexities.
For the latest in our Sound Check series, the Austin-based duo performs "Miss Abyss" from their new album, See You Later, Simulator.
The Houston-based group stopped by our studios to perform a song off their latest album, ’Everything Here.’
Before heading out on their first European tour, the honkytonk-inspired barroom country band stopped by Texas Monthly to play "Steak Night at the Prairie Rose," a heartfelt ode to lead singer Mike Harmeier's father. The song is the title track for the band's critically acclaimed third album.
NPR called Israel Nash’s new album, Lifted (July 27), “a dreamy spiral to get lost in.” Before beginning a nationwide tour, Nash, whom Rolling Stone describes as “a master of sonic textures,” stopped by Texas Monthly to play “Rolling On.”
Matt Sever comes by his moniker honestly. He’s been making music in Austin for the past two decades, but as his stage name indicates, Sever came up as an electrician. Watch this exclusive live performance of the title track from his 2013 album, It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell.
On her new album Conversation With a Ghost (released June 22), Giulia Millanta confronts loss in all its iterations. The resulting album is full of longing, beauty, and—through it all—a sense of hope.
In 2016, Paul Cauthen gave us his gospel. Now, he’s asking for mercy. The East Texas troubadour stopped by ‘Texas Monthly’ to play the title track off of his EP ‘Have Mercy,’ which drops June 22.
In this episode of Sound Check, Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines, and Bukka Allen take us to the “Bottom of the World.”
Mex Step, Easy Lee, and DJ Chicken George, from San Antonio’s Third Root, stopped by Texas Monthly to perform “Third Root Radio,” a shout-out to an underground radio station from Houston.
Nina Diaz has a message for all of the people who, as she says, “try to push you down”: stop. The former Girl in a Coma frontwoman dropped by Texas Monthly for a rendition of “Down” from her 2016 solo album The Beat is Dead.