Blaze Foley

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Duct Tape Messiah Redux

    Part of a storied singer-songwriter scene, former Houstonians Gurf Morlix and Blaze Foley were living in Montrose during the Urban Cowboy craze but were not impressed. In fact, according to Morlix, they worked so much they "hardly ever had a night off, and if we did we certainly weren't going to dri ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

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    May 9, 2011

    iFest's Second Weekend Brings It All Back Home

    Jason WolterTexas Connection: Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt (not pictured)​See lots more iFest pictures from Saturday and Sunday (and some food) in our slideshows. Yes, it was hot at iFest this weekend. Houston hot. Sunday afternoon, partway through Lucinda Williams' surprisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Willie Nelson Show Postponed Until April 28

    ​Well, shit. Willie Nelson just announced via Twitter that tonight's show at Verizon Wireless Theater, which had sold out, has been postponed until April 28 due to the treacherous driving conditions brought on by the frigid weather. See you in the springtime, Stranger. All tickets for tonight ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011

    Wanted More Dead Than Alive

    Gurf Morlix reflects on compadre Blaze Foley.

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    January 27, 2011

    Chinaberry Reflections

    Houston Kid Rodney Crowell learns to "fail better."

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    October 6, 2009

    Tonight: Anderson Fair Vet Vince Bell at Brazos Books and Under the Volcano

    ‚ÄčVince Bell's Houston roots go way, way back. When Anderson Fair opened its doors in the early '60s, Bell was one of the troubadours who not only played the joint, he also lived in the Montrose. If you can believe him, he ate so many of his meals at the club that he often refers to Anderson Fair i ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ‚ÄčLesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Tonight: Gurf Morlix at Cactus Music and McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Gurf Morlix treks into town today for the official Houston release of his new LP Last Exit To Happyland. Whether the former Houstonian and Blaze Foley roommate is working on loping rockers or folksy Americana, Morlix is a master of tone and mood, squeezing maximum subtlety out of a few well-chos ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Townes Van Zandt

    Live at Union Chapel, London, England

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    January 1, 2004
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    March 20, 2003

    Battle Cries

    SXSW finds itself covered in thoughts of war

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    November 9, 2000

    Merle Haggard

    If I Could Only Fly (Anti/Epitaph)

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    December 3, 1998
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    July 2, 1998