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Guy Clark

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    December 10, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Third Runners-Up, Albums 60-51

    Friday, Rocks Off told you about our "Texas 30" project, compiling a list of the best 30 albums of the past 30 years. Today we're about to show you the first of three bubbling-under appetizer lists we did just to put a little oil on the gears. Here, starting with No. 60, is where it gets interestin ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 6

    Mickey Newbury paved the road from Houston to Nashville for a Hells Angels-ish, hard-drinking, hard-drugging gaggle of songwriters who, like Newbury, would go on to make a serious mark on Music City. Ornery, belligerent, cocky, literary, opinionated, and super-talented, this group of Houston transp ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: KFC, Pizza Buffets and the Wok of Shame

    We're going to start with a tale from fast food. The KFC at 6505 Hillcroft had a pretty good inspection -- the only issues the city turned up were floors not in good repair and not enough light in working areas. That's nice and all, but according to our mom, who worked at a KFC when she was in high ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Darrell Scott: Loving Life Way Outside The Nashville Mainstream

    Since moving to Nashville in 1995, 52-year-old Darrell Scott has had a career most who take that Hillbilly Highway to Music City USA would envy. A triple-threat talent, Scott was for years a session warhorse, a guy who could play about anything with strings on it as well as possessing a fantastic ea ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Guy Clark To Play Galveston's Old Quarter In May

    Houston boys gone to Viet Nashville​ Guy Clark, the quintessential Texas singer-songwriter, has just announced a one-off gig at Galveston's historic Old Quarter Acoustic Café for May 15. According to club owner Wrecks Bell, he had been negotiating to get Clark to Galveston for some time, but ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Towering Townes

    Fifteen years after the death of a legend, there are a few stories left untold.

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    August 16, 2011

    Crusty Texan Bounces Watch The Throne From Amazon's Top MP3 Album Spot

    Now Kanye has something else to cry about.​Proving once again that old age and treachery beats youth and skill every time, grizzled Texas singer-songwriter emeritus Guy Clark has knocked Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch the Throne from the top MP3 albums sales spot on Amazon.com. Employing the same ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The Storyteller

    Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt...Ramblin' Jack Elliott has an anecdote for everyone.

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    January 14, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "Nashville Phantom" Goes Off on the Scene's Country Music Poll

    ​Another 30-plus-year vet of Viet Nashville got his bowels in an uproar about the Nashville Scene's country music poll. In a long email to Lonesome Onry and Mean, this denizen of the songwriting trenches and the recording alleys who has had songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris and other g ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    American Central Dust: The Americana Class of 2009, Part 1

    ​We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favor ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Win a Songwriting Session With Guy Clark... For a Price

    Imagine getting some pointers on the links from Tiger Woods, cooking lessons from Bobby Flay or a one-on-one session with Bernie Madoff where the infamous Wall Street financier explains how to bilk investors out of millions of dollars. When it comes to songwriting, especially of the Texas persuasion ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Before We Go: A Thousand Cranes, the Muses, Johnny Bush, the Old Quarter, Katy Perry, a Numbers Documentary and More

    The above cartoon - give it a minute; it'll show up - is somehow tied into Saturday's show at Avant Garden featuring A Thousand Cranes, How I Quit Crack and Metal Rouge. Rocks Off wishes he could tell you how, but he digs the Monty Python and the Holy Grail homage. Colorado traditional Celtic duo t ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    The Menu of Guy Clark's "Texas Cookin'"

    If you're like Rocks Off, you've probably, finally, eaten your way through the last of the holiday leftovers. (If you've never had deep-fried Cajun turkey, by the way...) You could always start that healthier diet you're always talking about, and exercise, but who are we kidding? It's time to re-st ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    The Menu of Guy Clark's "Texas Cookin'"

    If you're like me, you've probably, finally, eaten your way through the last of the holiday leftovers. (If you've never had deep-fried Cajun turkey, by the way...) You could always start that healthier diet you're always talking about, and exercise, but who are we kidding? It's time to re-stock that ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Sounds of Texas Music Series Announces 2009 Season

    Guy Clark, "L.A. Freeway," live in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2006 In response to last week's feature on the Conroe/The Woodlands/Montgomery County Americana scene, we've just received word from the Sounds of Texas Music Series people regarding their 2009 season. Quote-unquote, "Season tickets ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    No Mas No Depression: The Alt-Country (or Whatever That Is) Journal Shuts Down

    No Depression magazine announced that the May/June issue will be its last. Explaining their decision to shutter, co-owners Peter Blackstock, Grant Alden and Kyla Fairchild issued a statement citing a decline in record company ad revenue, diminished brick and mortar retail space, rising newsprint cos ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Googlism with Houston Musicians, or Why Beyonce Is Stealing My Mojo

    Have you ever played around with Googlism? Here’s how the site, which is not affiliated with Google in any way, describes itself: “Googlism was created as a fun tool to see what Google ‘thinks’ of certain topics and people. Of course, the results are not really Google's opinion, they're yo ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Sir Douglas Quintet to Guy Clark

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. 60. “The Rains Came,” Sir Douglas Quintet, 1965. The follow-up single to “She’s About a Mover,” this Huey Meaux mainstay of a lament would likewise rank higher were the sound not so indelibly San ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    Hey, Look Over There

    Our rockin' little brother has compiled a list of the 100 Best Bayou City Songs Ever. Robert Earl Keen? Gatemouth Brown? Lucinda Williams? Guy Clark? Scarface? Willie Nelson? Freddy Fender? Esther Phillips? Archie Bell? Big Moe? Yep, they're all on there. Blue October and Nickelback? Nope. Sorry. ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Lomax on Lomax

    “Wasn’t your grandfather the guy who discovered Leadbelly?” Having the same name and being in the same trade as John and Alan Lomax, I get questions like that a lot. And yes, I am related to both of them, but neither was my grandfather. John Avery Lomax was my great-grandfather, and Alan Loma ... More >>

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    February 20, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Happy Woman Blues

    Lucinda Williams Happy Woman Blues Smithsonian-Folkways Way back in 1980, long before she was on all those magazine covers, long before the Grammys and all the other accolades and her status among the NPR set, the woman who would be the Queen of Americana made this gentle, rootsy and unassuming li ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006

    Terry Allen

    Terry Allen performs Friday, December 29, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

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    July 6, 2006

    Dan Crump

    Truth Is

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    June 1, 2006
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    April 27, 2006

    Various Artists

    Heartworn Highways

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    March 9, 2006

    Buddy Mondlock

    Friday, March 10, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576

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    January 19, 2006

    Eric Taylor

    Saturday, January 21, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

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    May 5, 2005

    Codeine Country

    Houston was the city of syrup long before DJ Screw came on the scene

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    March 31, 2005

    Richard Dobson

    Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Caf, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

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    May 6, 2004

    Defending the Dirty Thirty

    And coping with Yankee slander

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    April 1, 2004

    Funeral Blues

    Three local music figures are cut down in one week

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    October 23, 2003
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    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

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    August 23, 2001

    Racket

    At Tim Murrah's Metropol, it's about music, not style

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    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

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    March 29, 2001

    Meet the New Boss

    John Nova Lomax

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    October 26, 2000

    Bert Wills

    Tell Me Why (Gold Rhyme)

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    August 24, 2000

    Mornings with Woody

    Slaid Cleaves "collaborates" with the father of folk music, while blazing his own trail

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    April 27, 2000

    Long Haul

    As the rest of Americana crumbles around him, Guy Clark just keeps getting better

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    October 8, 1998
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    June 26, 1997
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    May 22, 1997
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    April 20, 1995
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