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Chet Atkins

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014

    Sting & Paul Simon Toyota Center February 8, 2014 If politics makes for strange bedfellows, consider two aging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers trying to figure out what to do next. On paper the idea of Sting and Paul Simon on tour together might seem strange, a random pairing driven by some unknowable ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Last Night: Willie Nelson at Arena Theatre

    Willie Nelson Arena Theatre March 10, 2013 For some artists, even superlatives aren't enough. Willie Nelson turns 80 next month. He's been making music -- and making a living off it -- longer than my parents have been alive. And while there are other country artists of similar vintage and pedigree ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Last Night: The Black Angels At Fitzgerald's

    Photos By Marc Brubaker​Rocks Off hopes that this observation is wrong, but we don't think that people give the Black Angels enough due credit as a Texas band, even though everything about them encapsulates the 50 years of Texas rock. The spookiness of everything Roky Erickson touched, the swi ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Charlie Louvin, Country Music Hall Of Famer, Dies At 83

    ​Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Louvin, who with his brother Ira ranked with Ralph and Carter Stanley as one of the greatest duos in bluegrass history, passed away overnight. Louvin, 83, had been receiving experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer. Nashville-based entertainment ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Guitar Zero: Crossing the Bar (or Barre)

    If we were measuring Guitar God status by how enthusiastically my children responded to my playing, I'd already be somewhere between George Lynch and Chet Atkins. Unfortunately, six-string success isn't determined by infants giggling at their dad playing the "Peter Gunn Theme" at half speed, so to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    9/9/09: Songs With a Certain Number in the Title

    ‚ÄčAs Hair Balls pointed out, we've only got three more of these weird number/same number/same number days left this century after today. Such chronological repetition appeals to the hidden obsessive-compulsive in all of us, so join us as we wash our hands nine times, lock the door nine times, and l ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Mickey Raphael on Willie Nelson, Naked and Clothed

    www.mickeyraphael.comFor a disarmingly large number of his worldwide fans, Willie Nelson burst onto the country music scene in the mid-'70s, fully hirsute, sporting an earring and proclaiming the joys of being on the road again. Real aficionados know that his "overnight success" came only afte ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 26, 2008
  • Music

    October 11, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

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    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Chieftains

    The Chieftains perform with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pops, Friday through Sunday, January 5, through January 7, at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, 713-224-7575.

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    The Other Man in Black

    Waylon Jennings, Nashville Rebel

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Starry Lullabye

    Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop

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    April 29, 2004

    Glen Campbell

    Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and May 2

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    October 24, 2002

    Crash and Burn

    Landlords and bounced checks abort the Fabulous Satellite Lounge's ten-year mission to rock the Heights

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    January 3, 2002

    Mountain Mohawks

    Ex-punkers of Starlings, TN space out with dulcimers and other American originals

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Out In Sight

    Gender bias and the FBI's eyes can't keep Janis Ian down

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Urbane Cowboy

    Lyle Lovett is smart, funny and wears Armani. That's right: He is from Texas.

  • Music

    January 8, 1998
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    November 27, 1997
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    June 19, 1997

    Fit for a Fiddle

    Classical? Country? In the hands of fiddler Mark O'Connor, it's one thing: music.

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    January 16, 1997

    Louvin It Up

    The high, lonesome hardships of country's best duo are getting easier to hear

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    June 20, 1996

    Same Old Waylon

    The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change

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    April 18, 1996
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    June 29, 1995

    Full Nelson

    With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories

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    November 17, 1994
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    May 19, 1994

    Like Father, Like Son

    Spanic Boys make classic rock and roll a family affair

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