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Wade Bowen – Solid Ground

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Jeff Mix: Songheart, can’t lose How the self-professed "late bloomer" found his way on the "Lost Vegas Hiway."

By Richard Skanse Las Vegas has earned a reputation for being a great many things over the years, but a hotbed of original music is …

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“I desperately needed a way to perform it live,” says Austin songwriter Bill Carter of his decision to redo his “Crossfire” as an acoustic blues number. “I can’t just scream it out like the cool way Stevie does.” (Photo courtesy Bill Carter)
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LSM Video Premiere: Bill Carter’s “Crossfire” Austin songwriter takes his most famous song (via Stevie Ray Vaughan) for a revelatory new acoustic spin

By D.C. Bloom From a 1983 jam session in a Manchaca, Texas warehouse to over three million airplays around the world, Bill Carter’s “Crossfire” has come …

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Artist Q&A's

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Q&A: Kaitlin Butts The firebrand Okie talks about life on the road, what she admires most about the way they do things down in Texas, and why she'd love to write with a gal like Kacey Musgraves

By Madisun K. Geis With a voice that commands the room and the songwriting chops to back it up, Kaitlin Butts is a spitfire songstress …

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Five minutes with John Baumann The “high plains troubadour” talks about secret talents, his wife’s pet peeves, and his love for Matthew McConaughey.

By Madisun K. Geis At times self-deprecating and always authentic, John Baumann is a storyteller through and through. With the release of his second full-length album, Proving …

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Delbert McClinton and his biographer, Diana Finlay Hendricks (Courtesy of Delbert McClinton/Photo by Kim Porterfield)
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Two of the Fortunate Few A conversation with Americana/Texas music legend Delbert McClinton and his biographer, Diana Finlay Hendricks 

By Richard Skanse What a difference two years — and a helluva lotta dedicated hard work — can make. Back in January 2016, when Diana Finlay …

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Q&A: Savannah Welch The resilient singer-songwriter, actress, and devoted mother looks back on the most transformative year of her life — and shares her perspective on how losing a leg helped her find her way.

By Richard Skanse “Do you want to see how fast I can go?” It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and Savannah Welch is showing off her …

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