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  • Diane Craig

    published December 28, 2000

    Diane Craig's Fortunes Told is a little bit country, a little bit bluegrass and all the way wonderful. Featuring 11 songs of pure south... More >>

  • Street-Fighting Man

    published December 28, 2000

    It's been a hell of a ride for Roy Head, the South Texas-bred force of nature who recorded the Duke/Peacock label's biggest pop hit, mentored a... More >>

  • Playbill

    published December 21, 2000

    Damon Bramblett, the pride of Bangs, Texas, is a tall drink of water with a voice like Johnny Cash. Comparisons to The Man in Black are utterly... More >>

  • Reckless Kelly

    published December 7, 2000

    Reckless Kelly's third sampling of self-described "hick rock," The Day, leans a little more toward the rock side of that terse description.... More >>

  • Guy Forsyth

    published November 23, 2000

    The cover art of Austin blues-rock multi-instrumentalist Guy Forsyth's release Steak accurately portrays the music within. A beaming... More >>

  • Lost in the '90s

    published November 16, 2000

    The gaunt, goateed Beaver Nelson looks like one of Dostoyevsky's tortured heroes -- a Raskolnikov in shit-kicker boots and a button-up western... More >>

  • Born Again

    published November 9, 2000

    Steve Earle entered the '90s with a monkey on his back and left them with a tiger by the tail. Where 1990 found him engaging in his own slow,... More >>

  • Wayne Toups

    published November 2, 2000

    It seems every American region has its own version of Springsteen. As always, the Gotham media sees fit to describe to the outside world its... More >>

  • Bert Wills

    published October 26, 2000

    After a flirtation with surf music on 1998's Pavones Sunset, veteran bluesman Bert Wills returns to his tried-and-true formula with Tell... More >>

  • Duke Robillard

    published October 19, 2000

    Rhode Island-born Duke Robillard was just 19 when he co-founded Roomful of Blues in 1967. The succeeding 33 years have seen Robillard wander far... More >>

  • Out of Townes

    published October 19, 2000

    Possessed of both a wild streak and a wry sense of humor, Rex "Wrecks" Bell would seem the perfect candidate to lead his own band. Yet for most of... More >>

  • Still Howlin'

    published September 28, 2000

    "Omar" Kent Dykes felt the blues once. At a Mississippi VFW hall more than a quarter of a century ago, a teenage Dykes was performing with... More >>

  • Benefit for Pete Mayes and Hamp Simmons

    published September 21, 2000

    Mayes-Simmons BenefitAs doctor bills pile up for two Houston blues titans, Pete Mayes and... More >>

  • Holy Moses

    published September 14, 2000

    Aufheben is the name of Moses Guest's new label. The term is German for (roughly) "creative maintenance." Basically it means onward with only the... More >>

  • Pepper Shakers

    published September 7, 2000

    New Orleans native Jelly Roll Morton, the self-described inventor of jazz, once said, "[If] you can't manage to put tinges of Spanish in your... More >>

  • Bravehearts

    published August 31, 2000

    Scotland's Celtic-folk agglomeration the Battlefield Band fairly defines the term "warhorse." Through its 30 years and 26 albums, the group has... More >>

  • Von Trapped

    published August 31, 2000

    Amid all the ethnic musical programs that hide in the corners of Houston's radio dial is one curio: a show devoted to America's biggest and nearly... More >>

  • Mornings with Woody

    published August 24, 2000

    Around 1995, the Gavin company, a radio research firm, introduced the format Americana. The name itself led to the obvious question, What the hell... More >>

  • Americana Psychos

    published August 3, 2000

    Early in his career, the late Townes Van Zandt was tagged as a "songwriter's songwriter." As best as can be reckoned, this glib and overused... More >>

  • Bedeviled Hams

    published July 13, 2000

    As the old notion goes, for every overzealous female fan -- whom you may know in technical terms as a "groupie" -- there is an envious male fan or... More >>

  • Behind the Music (City)

    published July 6, 2000

    As anyone who has ever lived there knows, Nashville is two places. There is the Nashville that the world knows and -- well, perhaps "loves" is a... More >>

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