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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos By Marc BrubakerRocks 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
As 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 >>
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 >>
A plea for monuments and musical preservation
Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505
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.
Waylon Jennings, Nashville Rebel
Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop
Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and May 2
Landlords and bounced checks abort the Fabulous Satellite Lounge's ten-year mission to rock the Heights
Ex-punkers of Starlings, TN space out with dulcimers and other American originals
Gender bias and the FBI's eyes can't keep Janis Ian down
Lyle Lovett is smart, funny and wears Armani. That's right: He is from Texas.
Classical? Country? In the hands of fiddler Mark O'Connor, it's one thing: music.
The high, lonesome hardships of country's best duo are getting easier to hear
The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change
With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories
Spanic Boys make classic rock and roll a family affair