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The Suffers: New faces, old souls Houston's 10-piece “Gulf Coast Soul” band proud to still be independent in wake of national breakout

By j. poet The Suffers are taking their contribution to the current soul music revival national. In the last year, Houston’s irresistible 10-piece ensemble went …

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Dawn and Hawkes: Love and (musical) kismet For this Austin duo, “Forever Happily” was just the beginning

By D.C. Bloom Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes are that incredibly adorable couple down the street that you find yourself really liking despite the fact …

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Q&A: Robert Earl Keen The king of the Texas-Americana music hill talks about his new double-album “Live Dinner Reunion,” his love of bluegrass and bubbly pilsners, and his current obsession with crafting the perfect 90-second song.

By Mike Ethan Messick Few artists are as central to the birth and sustenance of a music scene as Robert Earl Keen is to the …

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Q&A: Zac Wilkerson The Amarillo singer talks about working with Walt Wilkins, revisiting the songs of his youth and dealing with grief on “Dustbowl Soul.” 

By Thomas D. Mooney Years back, Texas music pioneer Doug Sahm told Kevin Russell — a pioneering voice in his own right — that there …

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Q&A: Shovels & Rope The South Carolina duo discusses parenthood, loss, love and "Little Seeds"

By Lynne Margolis The inner sleeve of Shovels & Rope’s Busted Jukebox Volume 1 album, which they somehow sandwiched between 2014’s Swimmin’ Time and their …

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Live, from New Braunfels (and Amazon), it’s Ryan Bingham! The Oscar-winning Americana star talks about his new live album, what he misses about his early days and why California is where it’s at

By Mike Ethan Messick The version of Ryan Bingham put forward in his music — a rough-hewn, rowdy, smoky-voiced vagabond still shy of middle age …

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