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The Quaker City Night Hawks, from left, are Patrick Adams, Sam Anderson, Aaron Haynes, and David Matsler (Photo by Karlo X. Ramos)
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The Quaker City Night Hawks’ time is nigh Fort Worth rockers poised for blast off with forthcoming third album, “El Astronauta.”

By Christian Wallace It’s been said that good things take time. Sam Anderson and David Matsler met back in 2003 out on the lonely Llano …

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In Profile: Cicada Rhythm Eclectic Athens duo blends folk, blues and jazz into a lively sound of their own

By Adam Dawson The origin story of the dynamic roots music duo Cicada Rhythm reads like it came straight out of a movie script. A …

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Q&A: Slaid Cleaves Texas folk music's favorite New England ex-pat talks about his new album, “Ghost on the Car Radio,” his debt to Woody Guthrie (and Jimmy LaFave), writing with purpose, and embracing the Sisyphean task of beating "Broke Down" every time he begins anew.  

By Richard Skanse As modest as their charming home may be by the gaudy standards of say, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous or even …

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Q&A: John Moreland The Oklahoma troubadour talks about his hardcore roots and the road to "Big Bad Luv"

By Mike Ethan Messick A soulful, gritty-voiced mountain of a man hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Moreland has gradually built up a catalog of heartbreakingly …

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Q&A: Sunny Sweeney The sassy but down-to-earth Texas country singer on writing her excellent new album “Trophy,” knowing when to go vulnerable and when to snark it up, and why she'll never get used to all those Grand Ole Opry invites — or feel anything but proud of her very first record.

By Richard Skanse Sunny Sweeney does more before 9 a.m. than most late-rising lazy music writers do all day. Granted, so does just about everybody, …

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Q&A: Jay Farrar The Son Volt frontman talks about “Notes of Blue,” finding inspiration in alternate guitar tunings, and the importance of challenging oneself

By Scott Schinder It’s been over 20 years since Jay Farrar launched Son Volt in the wake of the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, the pioneering …

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