Photos by Charlie McGovernl-r: Ramsay Midwood, Kip Boardman, Tony Gilkyson, Don Heffington, Larry Hosford, 1998 We've just listened to his duet with Larry Hosford on "Reno Is a Late Night Town," and Mike Stinson looks up and grins like he's just heard Dwight Yoakam is going to cut another one of ... More >>
If you're into no-booze, no-talking, listening-room shows, NiaMoves, the yoga studio/concert venue just north of downtown, has a good one tonight with Eliza Gilkyson. Gilkyson may be a folkie, but she always digs deep lyrically and musically. Her music is not for the faint of heart or the lace-doil ... More >>
West Coast honky-tonker Mike Stinson shocks his peers by moving to Houston.
My California compadre Charlie McGovern, who produces records by interesting people like Tony Gilkyson (Goodbye Guitar), Victoria Williams (Sings Some Ol' Songs), and Mike Stinson (Last Fool At the Bar), is also Salinas, California's biggest booster and amateur historian. It's all in a day's work fo ... More >>
"Motor City" At least until his new, Will Sexton-produced album drops in January, there’s probably no album I return to over and over to like Randy Weeks’ Sugarfinger. From the ominous first track “Looking for a Good Time” through the brilliant cover of Ella Fitzgerald’s “I’d Rather G ... More >>
Mike Stinson, Nashville and an eight-minute bottle of wine
4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in-store at Sig's Lagoon, 3710 Main, 713-533-9525; 7 p.m. show at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999
X was the West's great punk hope. But now they're finding more fun in their new worlds.