Greg Barr

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  • 10 months ago | Inquiring Minds

    The inside of Kimmie Rhodes' Austin-area home is more like a museum archive these days. Decades-old papers, photos, letters and reel-to-reel tapes occupy various nooks and crannies, material that the Texas singer-songwriter has been digging throug...

  • 1 year ago | Inquiring Minds

    one time waylon jennings asked me to write him some songs. i said ''what kind of songs?'' he said ''waylon 'goddam' jennings songs. what else, hoss?'' i regret to this day i was unable to empathize in order to do that. -- Ray Wylie Hubbard, from A...

  • 1 year ago | Inquiring Minds

    Sitting at the back of a darkened Austin club watching the duo onstage, one listener is a bit restless, clapping briefly but emphatically after every song. He's also proud as hell. Watching his 24-year-old son Curtis perform isn't anything new for...

  • 10 years ago

    It's safe to say that rock duo Mates of State's Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have the market cornered in the vocal-driven, dreamy-pop-ditty department. The husband/wife team blends soaring harmonies and churns out lyrics that read like modern poe...

  • 10 years ago

    One of these days, Mike Cummings is going to be in the right place at the right time. Powerman 5000 earned the requisite face-time on MTV in the late '90s after its first two CDs were released and a small hard-core group of fans got into PM5K's pu...

  • 10 years ago

    The glut of Swedish bands a few years ago offered only a nibble of what the Sounds had to offer. Their sophomore effort, Dying to Say This to You, shows the kind of growth that any band with only one record should be required to exhibit after garn...

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