Life on the road is hard. As the glass of water metaphor describes, though, optimists and pessimists see that challenge differently. You can put Ted Russell Kamp firmly in the former. Between his own performances and as a long-time member of Shooter Jennings’ band, Kamp gets double the opportunity to travel. On his latest record, […]
The Last Bandoleros passed through Dallas on their way to this past weekend’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Technical difficulties at times got comical but the band brushed it off while unleashing a rip-roaring set that included several new songs and covers that ranged from Billy Joel to Buck Owens. Here’s a triple play that includes […]
Bob Mould passed through Dallas last week to play one of my favorite rooms, the Granada Theater. The setlist was as career-spanning as it was spectacular. And loud. Here’s “See a Little Light”, a favorite from the Mould catalog. As a special bonus, Will Johnson opened the show and played “Flashes and Cables”, a classic […]
In need of a Monday morning pick me up? Jackie Wilson has one of the most legendary voices in popular music. Heck, even Elvis Presley was known to admire it. His live performances were equally electrifying, as this video demonstrates.
This isn’t your normal travelogue. Singer-songwriter Johnny Chops and his wife spent two weeks last summer on a road trip from Austin, TX to Southern California and back. Ostensibly the drive was a Chops solo acoustic tour. The video footage that they took along the way, however, paints a romantic picture of life on the […]
Kathleen Edwards provides us with an adult version of the A-B-Cs on this classic track from her 2008 gem Asking For Flowers.
Another legend gone. Influential guitarist Dick Dale, an originator of the surf guitar sound, reportedly passed away over the weekend.
There’s something magical about the combination of grand piano and acoustic guitar. It’s a point well made by Atlanta ensemble Dwayne Shivers in this premiere of their song “Southern Breeze”. The group came together when singer-songwriter Micah Dalton grew tired of playing the solo artist game. Fast forward a few years and the group has […]
Many of us may be dealing with some cold weather but here’s something to warm you up. How about some vintage ZZ Top to raise the temperature? Here’s “Just Got Paid” from a 1980 live performance.
Jingle and Go, Ryan Bingham (from the Axster Bingham Records release American Love Song) Ryan Bingham stretches out on American Love Song, offering up a roadhouse full of of songs about on love, political commentary and boisterous escapades. Opener “Jingle and Go” kicks things off playfully, recalling Little Feat with its intertwined piano and slide […]