Jimbo Mathus was born in the land of the Mississippi Delta blues, where a singer has one of two choices when catapulting the hill-folk sound into mainstream Americana: Elvis Presley's blues or Huckleberry Finn's country. Though he looks the part of Finn, with his overalls and swanky countrypolitan ... More >>
James "Bull" Durham burned down his mother's house while cooking meth. In Angelina County, the jail is full of guys like him..
gutenberg.orgAs many of you probably already know, Alabama publisher NewSouth Inc. plans to release censored versions of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, replacing the words "nigger" and "Injun" with "slave" and "Indian," respectively. That's ... More >>
Logan Sebastian Beck sets out to find remnants of Mark Twains America
Hair Balls has always been partial to people who don't quite fit into the world in traditional ways.So we jumped at the chance to talk with actor James Black, who is tackling the classic role of the well-intentioned and idiosyncratic Elwood P. Dowd in the upcoming production of Harvey at the Alle ... More >>
Pin Lim, Forest PhotographySeveral stage shows are giving their final perfomances this weekend, and it's also your last chance to see unknown Houston artists aim for recognition in the Lawndale Center's annual Big Show.The Houston Shakespeare festival always does a bang-up job with the Bard, and ... More >>
No record deal, no recordings — no problem for the South Memphis String Band.
Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.
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