Did Pat Green save country music? That is a contentious question no matter on which side of the Red River you're standing, but it's also a little beside the point. Nurtured by the storytelling culture of legendary Central Texas singer-songwriter rooms like New Braunfels' Gruene Hall and San Marcos' ... More >>
Hard-country hillbilly Marty Stuart is always pickin' on Nashville.
The Bad Plus: Sat., May 5. Da Camera, 1427 Branard St., Houston. Colin Hay: Wed., March 21. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. D.R.I., Carry The Storm, Fallacy: Sat., March 10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Eastern Sea, Darwin's Finches: Sat., Jan. 14. ... More >>
Photos by Russ Harrington/Sugar Hill RecordsPeople often get a bit confrontational with Lonesome Onry and Mean about "country music," like the last time we went to the bank in our father's little ranching town in Central Texas. As soon as we were introduced as a "music writer," one fellow - t ... More >>
Ralph Mooney, former Waylon Jennings steel guitarist, also dies Steve Azzato/pinetopperkins.comLegendary multi-Grammy-winning blues pianist Pinetop Perkins has died at his home in Austin, according to his Web site. Perkins, who was part of Muddy Waters' band for years, was 97. No cause of ... 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 >>
Bad Boy Bill: Fri., Nov. 26. Rich's Houston. The Batusis, Zipperneck, Blower, Chelsea Hotel: Fri., Dec. 10. Mango's. Girl Talk: Thu., Jan. 13. House of Blues.
Apparently there are still plenty of tickets for Mavis Staples in Conroe Friday night. Part of the Sounds of Texas Music Series at the Crighton Theater, the show also includes gospel-rocker Mike Farris. Staples, a recent Best Contemporary Blues Grammy nominee for her Live: Hope At The Hideout, is ... More >>
Aziz Ansari: Fri., July 30. House of Blues. Black Congress (7" Release Show), Golden Axe, Omotai: Sat., April 10. Rudyard's. Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat: Sat., May 29. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park. "BuzzFest XXIV" With Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Metric, Three Days Grace, 30 Seconds To Mars, ... More >>
Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>
Wagonmaster: A shoo-in for many year-end Top 10 lists even before Porter Wagoner's death Sunday. Porter Wagoner, the rhinestone-clad host of the Grand Ole Opry for the past 12 years and one of country music’s last surviving links to the time of Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, passed away from lung ... More >>
Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to be on Al Kooper's holiday list to hear some of the funniest tapes in history
Chris Knight extracts songs from the same ravaged west Kentucky earth he once rehabilitated
Ten-gallon hats and ten-gallon gas tanks come to mind when BR5-49 plays
He had 78 hits over 50 years and revolutionized country music. Now, Hank Thompson gets a new green light.