Cody Braun and Jay Nazz of Reckless Kelly dish on getting paid $5 and a Roy Rogers drink at an early gig and years spent living paycheck to paycheck. They also explain why cab drivers knew their Austin house by name.
The first couple is back and making music together again. Of course you no doubt know that I am referring to the President and First Lady of Americana, Buddy and Julie Miller. On June 21st they will be releasing their new album “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South”, via New West Records. This will be their […]
Gary Nicholson describes his early gigs playing at the legendary Ft Worth Cellar and time spent welding fins on bombs.
Honor the fallen on Memorial Day with Jason Isbell’s poignant elegy “Dress Blues”.
I walked into the Senate to hear Steve Earle introducing the Mastersons and proclaiming “You’re gonna hear a lot of Guy Clark songs tonight, and a bit of Steve Earle songs too” to a large and enthusiastic crowd made up of mostly 40 to 60 year old Caucasian males. Shortly thereafter the Mastersons started up […]
Sometimes, when you hear music coming out of Austin you realize that it just couldn’t come from anywhere else. The songwriting style of Guy Clark and Townes van Zandt from back in the day; the fiddle and accordion Tejano influences; the dance halls of central Texas; it’s all there. That’s what struck me most about […]
Singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg talks about the less glamorous side of music, a dramatic first gig and working for Stephen Kellogg, LLC.
Reckless Heart, Todd Thibaud (from the self-released Hill West) Singer-songwriter Todd Thibaud decamped to rural Vermont to craft his latest album. He returned to Boston with a collection of songs somber and introspective, no doubt reflective of the environment in which it was born. Stark but nuanced arrangements play into the pensive nature of the […]
Singer-songwriter John Paul White talks about why his friends don’t let him borrow their guitars and why there is nothing that he knows now that he wishes he knew at the start of his career.
Songwriter, producer and performer Ted Russell Kamp talks about a band called “Peter, Paul and Satan”, a borrowed pick-up truck and Subway grilled chicken sandwiches.