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Woody Guthrie

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    May 23, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Journey, Morrissey and More

    Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, May 23 Don't. Stop. Believing. Three words that on their own are somewhat unremarkable, but when put together form the foundation of one of rock's best feel good anthems. Journey isn't a one song band by any means, but ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Five Unknown Songwriters Who Deserve to Be Heard

    Taylor Swift recently won her sixth straight Nashville Songwriters Award, as well as Artist of the Year at last Sunday's American Music Awards. I'm no hater, but let that sink in for a minute. Six. In a row. Taylor Swift. I'm no one to disparage her talents. She writes good, catchy songs that stic ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Little Joe Washington, Mike Stinson, the Melvins, etc.

    Little Joe Washington Boondocks, August 6 Out of a Third Ward blues guitar school that has now graduated to the great beyond Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joe Guitar Hughes, Little Joe Washington is the last man standing. And he's hardly standing still: He's also p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Get Up, Stand Up: Six Protest Songs That Haven't Lost Their Teeth

    America was founded on the protest, and we've been fighting like hell ever since. From civil rights, voting rights and equal rights, America knows a thing or two about protesting. And lately, with unrest in Egypt, the protests in Austin over Texas' new abortion regulation, and people on both sides o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    From the Back of the Band: Six Musical Instruments on the Cusp of Rock Stardom

    Some musical eras are defined by the instruments that moved from the backing band to center stage as they unfolded. Electric-guitar sales boomed in the 1960s, thanks to Clapton and Hendrix. In the 1980s, synthesizers were popular enough to make one-hit wonders out of groups like A-ha and A Flock of ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 25, 2013
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    April 15, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rihanna, Suzanna Choffel, Wavves, etc.

    Rihanna Toyota Center, April 15 Rihanna has combined her athletic stature, formidable vocals, down-for-whatever attitude and some alarming life choices to become a flashpoint pop star, a lightning rod for controversy that even Lady Gaga would have trouble rivaling these days. Musically, the Barbado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    What the #?!$ is Hanukkah?: 10 Songs to Help You Figure It Out

    It's December now, and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. If you're a Christian, you know the reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus H. Christ. But one thing you may have noticed is that we don't live in a Christian nation, contrary to the beliefs of commentators su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    4:50 a.m.: The 15 Best Fishing Songs We Could Find

    Rocks Off never thought we'd say this, but the country eye candy behind "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," Billy Currington, turned out to be pretty wise. He was smart enough to record the song "Bad Day of Fishin'" anyway, which contains the sage advice "a bad day of fishing beats a good day of anythin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Rock ACL Live

    Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce". The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If you weren't there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    ​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've only recently discovered that there is a vegetable called "rocket" and it is not nearly as awesome as it sounds. It's supposed to taste like adventure and wonder, not like bitter spinach.We started the week off right with a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011
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    September 2, 2011

    Rob $1K from a Bank, Get Four Years; Defraud It of $100K, Get One Year

    The hammer comes down, sometimes.​Yes, as through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. -- Woody Guthrie, "Pretty Boy Floyd" Our advice: Do your bank robbing with the fountain pen. Or its modern equivalent. One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Not A Drop Of Rain: 10 Modern-Day Dust Bowl Songs

    Barry Sigman​Rocks Off just walked outside and saw something we almost didn't recognize: Rain clouds that look like they might, you know, rain. We'll believe it when we see it. Even if we do get some relief in the next couple of days, it won't be enough. Rocks Off forgets the exact number - w ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    The Storyteller

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

  • Music

    March 31, 2011
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    March 24, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    Last Night: Fred Eaglesmith At McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Fred Eaglesmith McGonigel's Mucky Duck February 22, 2011 Rocks Off Sr. wanted to know, and he wanted to know now. "What kinda crowd is this? Canadians?" "Yeah, some, for sure." Aftermath understands these things. Instinctively. It's like drinking good whiskey. "But l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Justin Townes Earle's Musical Family Tree

    credJustin Townes Earle at Warehouse Live, May 2009​Tonight Justin Townes Earle headlines Fitzgerald's with Caitlin Rose in tow. For the past three years, Earle has been making believers out of most every audience he has come across, either converting the uninitiated or further leading his dev ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010
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    November 17, 2010

    News Flash: It's Not All About The Music

    ​Music writers are bombarded with deadwood clichés, which usually arrive in gloriously overdone press releases as we go about our day-to-day rat-killing. But out in public or in the comments sections below our blog posts, we often get blandishments like "they're the greatest band ever out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    John Fullbright: Woody Guthrie Sells A Lot Of Hamburgers

    johnfullbrightmusic.com​John Fullbright, playing a writers-in-the-round with Jess Klein tonight at Anderson Fair, looks like the kid at the grocery store sacking groceries or gathering carts from the parking lot. The innocent look masks an old-soul singer-songwriter and one of the hottest youn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    "The Wreck Of The Old 97": Country's First Million-Seller

    Before the Edmund Fitzgerald went down with all hands, inspiring Gordon Lightfoot's famous ballad, there was another wreck and another song. In 1903, The Southern Railway had a deal with the United States Postal Service for mail delivery. One of the trains involved in the mail haul was The Fast M ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
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    May 4, 2009

    Aftermath: Dave Matthews Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    It has to be hard keeping a musical thing fresh after almost two decades of road-dogging it, playing shows in excess of three hours at each venue for months at a time, all the while nursing the loss of a founding member and brother-in-arms. But somehow, the Dave Matthews Band pulls it off effortless ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Toyota Center

    Bruce Springsteen missed the Great Depression - which no doubt bugs him every time he thinks about what a wealth of material those years provided for one of his idols, Woody Guthrie - but he seems determined to make up for it during these days of massive job-shedding, frozen credit an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Songs Not To Play At Intercontinental Airport's New Karaoke Booth

    So now there's a karaoke booth at Intercontinental Airport. According to the Houston Chronicle, travelers can choose from "hundreds of titles."We got to wondering this morning about what's in their song selections there and more to the point -- what isn't.We imagine that the management of IAH's kara ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    "The Sounds I See: Photographs of Musicians"

    This MFAH exhibit features live shots of popular music's greatest contributors

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    August 20, 2008

    Tonight: James Jackson Toth and The Dutchess and the Duke at the Mink

    Quiet is the new loud at the Mink tonight, when two of the more interesting names in under-the-radar folk-pop peddle their tuneful wares. Southern Gothic troubador James Jackson Toth (above), formerly of offbeat acoustic duo Wooden Wand - whose 2007 LP James and the Quiet featured members of Wilco, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    November 29, 2007

    One of Us Must Know

    The elusive Bob Dylan is masterfully considered in I'm Not There

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Randy Weeks, with Tony Gilkyson and Mike Stinson

    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

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Freakwater

    Thinking of You...

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    October 6, 2005

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Monday, October 10, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Son Volt

    Okemah and the Melody of Riot

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Eliza Gilkyson

    Thursday, April 8

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    February 19, 2004

    Steve Forbert

    Saturday, February 21

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    September 18, 2003

    Nappy Roots

    Wooden Leather (Atlantic)

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    New-World Diva

    Mexican-American singer Lila Downs learns to stop asking questions and start living

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003
  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    What Would Woody Do?

    Billy Bragg and the Blokes want to know

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Folk Art

    More than 30 years after opening "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie still packs 'em in

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Mornings with Woody

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

  • Music

    June 18, 1998
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    April 9, 1998

    Reason to Roam

    At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander

  • Music

    February 27, 1997
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    April 13, 1995

    Folk the Odd, Old Way

    Palace makes new songs that sound like they've been around forever

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    February 3, 1994
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