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Album Review: Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers - 'Hold My Beer vol. 1'

Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers are both artists who have flirted with mainstream success and major labels but have now returned to their Texas roots. They have toured together for years, and Lloyd Maines has produced their first duo album together. 562 more words

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Jimmie Vaughan and Joe Ely named Texas State Musicians for 2015 and 2016

Fabulous Thunderbirds blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan and Flatlanders troubadour Joe Ely will serve terms as Texas State Musician in 2015 and 2016, respectively, the Texas Commission on the Arts announced Wednesday. 141 more words

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Review: Tom Russell - The Rose of Roscrae

Tom Russell is nothing if not a dedicated advocate for creative Americana. Just two years ago he released “Aztec Jazz” , a compendium of his songs preformed live with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble. 306 more words


Woody Guthrie / Martin Hoffman: "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)"

Tune du Jour: “Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)” – Woody Guthrie / Martin Hoffman
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Black River Republic vs. Joe Ely & Los Super Seven… 516 more words
THE CLASH Of Cover Tunes

Joe Mauldin, RIP

Way too many obits the past few months, but this passing is worth mentioning, not only to fans of West Texas music, but to fans of rock ‘n’ roll as we know it. 146 more words

Joe Ely and the Question of "Sci-Fi" Country Music

There’s a great article by Dave Heaton of PopMatters about Joe Ely, one of the great Texas songwriters.  Entitled “Do iPhones Dream of Boxcars”, it covers the recently re-released digital recordings Ely did in the 1980s (long after the Flatlanders split and after Ely toured with the Clash) and uses it to ask some questions about SF and country music.   281 more words

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New Music Tuesday with Waterloo Records

John Kunz with Waterloo Records joined us in the studio to share some new releases. Joe Ely will be at Waterloo on Thursday, December 18th at 7pm to sign copies of his novel Reverb: An Odyssey. 72 more words