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The Gourds, Longhorn Saloon, Ft Worth, June 27, 2009 It was about 3:00 or so Saturday afternoon when I called our friends in Ft Worth to cancel out on the evenings festivities. It really did look pretty hopeless at … Continue reading
The Wildflower Festival in Richardson is one of the biggest music festivals in North Texas. It’s a big, sprawling three day event that usually features a fairly diverse lineup that’s maybe a little heavy on the classic rock.
I can still remember when I first heard the Jayhawks in the early nineties. A friend had given me a tape of Hollywood Town Hall and my first response was “Neil Young could probably sue those guys.” I think I … Continue reading
I got this in my inbox this morning… Message from Jess Barr, guitarist for Slobberbone / The Drams: Early this morning my car was broken into and all of my equipment was stolen. This includes my red matchless clubman 35 … Continue reading
The Saturday before St Patrick’s Day is the one day every year when Dallas seems almost a little bit like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. A little. People start setting up their party base camps in parking lots for the … Continue reading
It’s coming… I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that Cokie Roberts wrote this.
It really hasn’t been all that long since Slobberbone broke up. Just a few years. And you could make the argument that they didn’t really break up at all, just went through another personnell change, changed their name to The … Continue reading
Tom Waits at The Palladium Ballroom, Dallas 6/23/08 I don’t usually make it out to shows on Monday night. But in this case, Tom Waits (Yes, that Tom Waits) playing his first show here in thirty years, my first ever … Continue reading
Old 97s – Blame It On Gravity New West Records Back in the day, when “alt country” was still an indefinable thing, something you couldn’t really nail down specifically but you always knew it when you heard it, before the … Continue reading