Far Away In Another Town, Steve Earle & the Dukes (from the New West Records Release J.T.) Chances are you might already be aware of the story behind J.T., Steve Earle’s tribute to his late son Justin Townes Earle. The younger Earle tragically passed away from a drug overdose in August of 2020, leaving behind […]
There’s something special about a Texas songwriter. The stories that they share are richly colorful, filled with characters who live life by their own rules. The more outrageous the tale, the more likely that they contain some kernels of truth. Fort Worth’s Stefan Prigmore continues this tradition with pride, spinning yarns as dusty as the […]
Adam and David Moss – The Brother Brothers – talk about tending bars and pedi-cabs, keeping their instruments working right, and touring with a box of Triscuits.
Although I never wrote about Reassure Me There’s a Window, the 2020 release by Glenn Thomas, it has maintained a place in my musical rotation. The album version of this stunning song about confronting loss is lush and string-laden. This acoustic version, however, lays bare the song’s raw emotion.
For most of the last several years I’ve flown back east for what I consider to be the most under-appreciated music festival in the country; the annual Folk Alliance International conference. FAI does a tremendous amount of good for musicians, and the conference itself has many seminars targeted to beginners, long-time musicians and industry professionals. […]
Ten years ago producer Mark Hallman sent a new singer-songwriter duo out of his Congress House studio in Austin with a finished EP, their first recording. A decade on Hilary Kaufmann and Robert Watts as their nom de plume, These Fine Moments, have another record, this time full length and also produced by Hallman. In […]
Singer-songwriter Ana Egge talks about playing “Pick-A-Mania”, working construction, and writing one’s own story.
How about a double dose of Frank Turner to kick off the week. Here’s Turner – both acoustic and with his band the Sleeping Souls – performing “The Next Storm”. But I don’t want spend the whole of my life indoorsLaying low, and waiting on the next stormI don’t want spend the whole of my […]
Sometimes songs capture in a snapshot what ends up being a universal truth. John Prine certainly had a knack for it, and a lot of Woody Guthrie’s material is relevant 60 or 70 years later. Rod Abernethy bottled a bit of that with the title track from his latest record, Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore. Written […]
Drayton Farley has released a new album, “A Hard Up Life”. The songwriting is authentic and has great depth. He has become one of my favorite songwriters, and certainly needs to be recognized as so many other Alabama born musicians have been recognized the last decade or so. Farley if from Woodstock, Alabama; a dying […]