William Michael Smith

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  • 8 days ago | Playbill

    When we think of Texas icon Kinky Friedman musically, it’s usually via his early wry ironic socio-political send-ups like “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore” or “Asshole From El Paso”: bawdy, hilarious rhymes with a barely veiled dark side...

  • 9 days ago | Playbill

    Leave it to never-elected political kamikaze, novelist, tequila and cigar entrepreneur, and part-time folk singer Kinky Friedman to slide right past The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, his new album and his first fresh recording in 32 years, and jump st...

  • 13 days ago | Blue Notes

    Houston and the world lost a giant today with the passing of Wilton Felder, saxophonist for the fabled Crusaders. Mr. Felder was 75. Word of his passing reached the Internet via longtime collaborator Ray Parker, Jr.’s Facebook page around 2 p.m. t...

  • 17 days ago | Blue Notes

    Down at the waterhole recently, a killer cover of Willie Nelson’s “Night Life” came up in the random mix. This one was by X front man John Doe backed by Canadian twangers the Sadies, and it turns out Doe’s dusky baritone is a perfect vehicle for N...

  • 18 days ago | Bayou City

    Born July 20, 1935, Sleepy Labeef grew up on a melon farm across the Arkansas state line, but headed for Texas as soon as he turned 18 in 1953. “I’d heard a lot of good things about Texas, and I just wanted to see something different,” says the 80...

  • 25 days ago | Playbill

    C.C. Adcock is calling from London and he’s pretty stoked. “I just took Nick Lowe’s ten-year old son to see Jerry Lee Lewis at the Palladium last night,” Adcock chuckles. “It was so cool. I love Jerry’s whole return-to-the-scene-of-the-crime angle...


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