Chris Gaffney

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    June 3, 2010

    Funk Brothers

    The Stone River Boys' debut Love on the Dial is as much Joe Tex as Buck Owens.

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    September 17, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    No Exit

    Blondie casts a wide net indeed on the band's station.

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    August 5, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: My Son, the Guitar-Slinger

    William Michael SmithLance Smith (left) and Mike Stinson​ LOM grew up in the oil patch, made a good living in it, saw the world because of it. So it made sense to want our son, Lance, to grow up to be a petroleum engineer. Alas, it was not to be. Now he's a guitar player. Two years into the petrol ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    Top Five SXSW Performances

    Well, thank God that's over. SXSW 09 is history now, so before we completely block it out of our mind for another 11 months, here's Rocks Off's top five reasons it was worth going to after all. Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women: L.A. roots-rocker and all-star band honored his late best f ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    SXSW: Dave Alvin's Chris Gaffney Tribute at the Continental Club

    Before his stunning, soul-stirring tribute to late best friend and sometime bandmate Chris Gaffney (Hacienda Brothers), who passed away last April from liver cancer, roots-rock eminence grise Dave Alvin was out back of the Continental Club talking to a mutual friend about his flight to Austin from D ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Tonight: Mike Barfield and Danny Gardner at Under the Volcano

    Mike Barfield, "Lonesome Train" Mike Barfield and Danny Gardner have been around the Houston roots-rock/country scene so long they remember Club Hey Hey and Blues Burger. Back before they parted company - Barfield moving to front the Hollisters and Gardner working with Mitch Jacobs in Romeo Dogs - t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney

    Right on the heels of Wednesday's announcement of Vanguard's new Doug Sahm tribute album comes Yep Roc's tribute to Chris Gaffney, The Man of Somebody's Dreams. Ironically, it includes some of the same high-profile roots artists who pay tribute to Sahm: Dave Alvin, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escov ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Chris Gaffney, R.I.P.

    Southern California roots-rock and alt-country singer/guitarist Chris Gaffney has died. In recent years, Gaffney had performed with former Paladin Dave Gonzalez as one half of the Hacienda Brothers and also, for the last nine years, in Dave Alvin’s backing band. Gaffney had been suffering from sev ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    The Hacienda Brothers

    Saturday, September 9, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899

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    March 24, 2005