Subject:

Don Walser

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    May 20, 2013
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    September 4, 2012

    The First Alt-Country Record? Flatlanders Rediscover The Odessa Tapes

    A lot of stellar music came out of that flat land known as West Texas. Bob Wills, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Terry Allen, Guy Clark, and the Sparkles are just a few artists who found something in the wind, the dust, the heat, the cactus, the mesquite, the sandstorms, the blizzards, t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    8 Musical Activities That Should Be Olympic Sports

    After years of preparation, unprecedented security, and a Mitt Romney gaffe or two, the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London get underway about 3 p.m. Houston time. At the same time, multitudes will gather in nearby Hyde Park for a free concert with Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Rhett Miller Talks Old 97's, Bob Dylan, Trains And More

    Piper Ferguson​The band probably doesn't remember this, but one of the first interviews Rocks Off ever conducted as a quote-unquote professional journalist was talking to the Old 97's in their tour van behind Austin's Liberty Lunch as opener Don Walser(!) yodeled in the background. That was ar ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "Palo Duro"

    View Five States of Texas in a larger map As any proud Texan can tell you, the Lone Star State is entitled constitutionally to split into five states if it so wishes. The scenario has rarely been more in the news than it has relatively recently, when Gov. Rick Perry played to the wingnut gallery in ... More >>

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    December 7, 2007

    RIP, Rory Miggins

    Another day, another terrible blow to the Houston music community. We just received word that Rory Miggins, the long-time owner of East End bar Local Charm and grand man about town, has passed away at 50 of melanoma. The Irish (and northern English and Scots too) have a word for what followed in ... More >>

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    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

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    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on Allmusic.com

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    July 25, 2002

    The Real Battle of the Bands

    Paesanos' battle-of-the-bands bounty and other tales from a disastrous competition

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    October 4, 2001

    Libbi Bosworth

    Libbiville (Ramble Records)

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    November 16, 2000

    Keeping the Faith

    Don Walser's unwavering belief in traditional western music has attracted some powerful converts

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    August 3, 2000

    Debt Releaf

    Cigarette companies get crafty

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    June 10, 1999
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    May 28, 1998
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    April 23, 1998
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    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

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    May 1, 1997
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    April 24, 1997
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    July 11, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
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    April 20, 1995
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    September 29, 1994

    Somber News from Nashville

    Townes Van Zandt hospitalized with lung problems

  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Hot Sounds in the City

    The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    June 23, 1994

    Pure-D Purty

    Don Walser's yodeling can bring tears, even to the eyes of a Nashville record exec

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