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 […]
Mother’s Day was yesterday but we’re celebrating today with this incredible new track from Australian legend Paul Kelly. The song, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Dan Sultan, is another instant Kelly classic. The song was written for the soundtrack for the forthcoming documentary about Australian Football League star and Indigenous Australian leader Adam Goodes. It reflects […]
Singer-songwriter Jared Putnam talks about constructing a loft in the mini-van he uses to tour, the song he wrote in the 5th grade and revisiting the scene of his first gig.
Twangville is hosting a sweet, sweet house show in Dallas this coming Saturday afternoon. We’re thrilled to have four incredible artists – Jaimee Harris, Joshua Ray Walker, Stine Andreassen and Ronnie Fauss joining us to share their songs and perhaps a few stories. As we count down the days until the show, here’s a video […]
There’s a talented group of young musicians establishing themselves in Dallas. Their choice of musical genre may vary but they share a determined commitment to craft that shines bright in their music. If they are any indication, our musical future is in good hands. Have a listen to Parker Twomey, Remy Reilly, Frankie Leonie and […]
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 […]
BEN KWELLER After a multi-year hiatus from music and, at least on this night, was in a feisty mood. In power trio format, he unleashed a boisterous pop fury. Welcome back, Ben. DEATH BY UNGA BUNGA This was the band that I saw that I saw the most at SXSW, catching three of their six […]
BALTO I was sold on Balto as soon as I heard the blistering slide on “Black Snake, Mojave Blues”, the sample track that they shared on their SXSW profile page. Seeing them live provided an exclamation point – I caught two exceptional raucous and greasy outdoor sets in the afternoon sun. The LA-based quartet were […]
For me, the true harbinger of spring is the arrival of the SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Or rather, spring begins for me when I arrive in Austin for SXSW. With upwards of 2,000 bands and more than 20,000 attendees from around the world, SXSW is the world’s premiere music conference. Even […]