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Go On, Call Him Junior! - Junior Brown

  If Junior’s voice got any deeper, your shoelaces would unravel. His playing has a twang that won’t quit, his guitar has two necks, while he has only one, and his songs reflect the irony and sweetness that’s possible in an age that refuses to grow up. 116 more words


Porter Wagoner - The Best I've Ever Been

Porter Wagoner’s album The Best I’ve Ever Been  is the feature album in the latest episode of If That Ain’t Country. Listen here or ( 600 more words

Traditional Country

Free Today: How To Kill Yourself In A Small Town By Eden Hudson

It’s Snarky Humour Day! In the tradition of Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series, meet Eden Hudson and her new series The Redneck Apocalypse.

Free today on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, I couldn’t resist adding it to my “must read” pile! 257 more words


My Broken Spoke story appears in Austin Monthly this month

Honky-Tonk Haven: 50 years of the iconic Broke Spoke 

By Donna Marie Miller

When James White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964, it represented the last stop for civilization 1 mile south of what then served as Austin city limits. 1,086 more words

The Broken Spoke

Ramsay Midwood's Maybelline Grease

Although I wasn’t actually recording today, I had the pleasure of going into the studio to watch one of my favorite Austin artists, Ramsay Midwood.  He was recording his song for the Ted Hawkins tribute record that everybody is working on right now.   126 more words

An Evening Night Cap

This evening’s film: Honky Tonk (1941) starring Lana Turner & Clark Gable.
Well.. Anything is better than sitting through Susan Lenox (1931) 1.5 times.


Reviewed: "Cover Your Eyes" by Mary Burton

As I typed the title for this blog post, it occurred to me that I have no idea why Mary Burton titled this book “Cover Your Eyes.” I’ve never really focused on cover art in judging a book either, but this cover is confusing and not really related to the story of honky-tonk Nashville being beset by a tire iron wielding murder thirty years ago and today. 232 more words