Anne Rapp

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Ray Benson: "Before Keith Richards, There Was Bob Wills"

    ​Although he grew up outside Philadelphia, Ray Benson is the quintessential Texas musician. Somewhere in his rambling South Austin studio/office compound is a proclamation declaring him the 2004 official state musician, not to mention the umpteen Grammys he's won as front man and bandleader of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Album(s) of the Week: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, The Tiffany Transcriptions

    [Yes, that's right, it is Western Swing day on Rocks Off today...] Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys The Tiffany Transcriptions Western Swing is an enigma for people outside Texas and the Southwest, who - if they spare a thought for it at all - tend to write it of ... More >>

  • Film

    October 12, 2000

    Oh, Doctor!

    Robert Altman takes a well-aimed swipe at Dallas's shallow society set