Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Billy Joe Shaver & Willie Nelson to Perform on Letterman

Billy Joe Shaver & Willie Nelson to Perform on Letterman

Save the date! Two of the most celebrated veterans of the outlaw country movement are coming to a small-screen near you. On December 17th, Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson will be musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman. We can’t guarantee it, but a performance of “It’s Hard to be an Outlaw,” […]

Golden Keys: Saying Goodbye to Bobby Keys, Legendary Saxman for Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly

Golden Keys: Saying Goodbye to Bobby Keys, Legendary Saxman for Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly

(photo: Sean Birmingham) In a career spanning more than half a century, Bobby Keys emerged as a master of the art of rock n’ roll saxophone (though the self-effacing artist always denied any such thing). His reckless yet smooth tenor sax work on The Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” is one of the most instantly recognizable […]

SxSW 2012: The Long-Awaited Jon Black Report – Day Two

SxSW 2012: The Long-Awaited Jon Black Report – Day Two

The French Connection — From Quebecois to Cajun On night two of SxSW 2012, I acquired a sidekick (or perhaps I was the sidekick, I don’t know). In recent years, I have been fortunate to have an accomplice for my SxSW adventures. It has, however, never been the same person from year to the next […]

Tom “Pops” Carter, 1919 – 2012

Tom “Pops” Carter, 1919 – 2012

SAYING GOODBYE TO POPS Bluesman Tom “Pops” Carter dies at the age of 92 In a twelve-month period that has already seen us mourn the loss of Pinetop Perkins and Hubert Sumlin, American blues and roots music has lost one of the last undiscovered treasures of blues music. Tom “Pops” Carter passed away late Sunday […]

Young Robert Ellis Shoots His First Gun

Young Robert Ellis Shoots His First Gun

What makes a good song? It isn’t obvious. Perhaps it’s never crossed your mind. But the ingredients are out there, apparent within every classic tune, and yet extraordinarily difficult to grasp ahold of. Many artists fail. Fine is the line between cliché and catchy. Equally enigmatic is the appropriate boundary between “weird” and “wow.” The […]

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Nov. 5-7 – Austin, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Nov. 5-7 – Austin, TX

The latest release from the fine folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Did we mention FUN? Austin, Texas (October 18, 2010) – Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to present the full spectacle and circus of excitement and entertainment that is the Fun Fun Circus area at this year’s fest in Austin, TX on November […]