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The Briefest of Tributes to John Hiatt

I just read Wikipedia’s account of John Hiatt’s career, a disjointed narrative that comes off more like a collection of bullet points than it does an essay. 672 more words


Sonic Gems: Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade

Born on February 9, 1947, Joe Ely was born in Amarillo, Texas and grew up to sing, write and play a curious mix of honky tonk,  country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll.  99 more words

Thought For The Day

Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely @ City Winery / Nashville TN / August 12, 2017

In 1980, I left my home in New Jersey for a new life in Texas. Following my heart and leaving the exciting New York City music scene behind, I was surprised to learn that I had moved near another city that was a hotbed for some of the best music to come out of the 80s and 90s. 776 more words

Concert Reviews

Music Single : Already Gone - Butch Hancock.

I remember the first time I heard this song.  I must have played it a dozen times.  Butch tells a tale that takes you on a little history trip about people losing their way of life and he doesn’t pull any punches.   110 more words

589. Honky Tonk Masquerade - Joe Ely

Brief Background: Honky Tonk Masquerade is the second album by Country musician Joe Ely. The album was recorded in Mufreesboro, Tennessee and was released in 1978. 168 more words

Austin Music Awards 2017

Every year for the last 35 years, Austin Chronicle has hosted the Austin Music Awards, celebrating the best local music and musicians. But what might sound like a “local” award show to those not knowing the Austin music scene, is a fierce competition to win among some of the best musicians and artists in the USA. 176 more words