Reckless Kelly – Sunset Motel

WCG – Live At Gruene Hall

Merchants of Red-Eyed Soul: Kevin Russell and his medicine men (and women). (Courtesy Shinyribs)
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

Q&A: Kevin Russell of Shinyribs The leader of Austin’s most happening good-times band on the making of “I Got Your Medicine,” his recipe for cooking up red-eyed soul and where he gets his “hot-poppin’” threads.

By Rob Patterson Things are looking bright — or one could say shiny — for Austin’s Shinyribs right now. What began as a side project …

Read more 1 Comment
Aaron Watson (Photo by Joseph Llanes)
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

Q&A: Aaron Watson The “Underdog” country music sensation talks about his new album, “Vaquero,” staying the course, keeping the faith, sticking to his independent Texas roots, and why he’s not bothered when some folks call him an up-and-comer after 18 years and more than a dozen releases.

By Mike Ethan Messick In the last decade and a half of independent Texas country music, few artists have been as steadfast and reliable as …

Read more 0 Comments
Photo by Alexandra Valenti
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

Q&A: Tift Merritt The North Carolina songwriter on moving forward, coming home, working with Sam Beam and His Golden Messenger, and writing "Stitch of the World"

By Scott Schinder Tift Merritt’s sixth studio album, Stitch of the World, finds the North Carolina-bred singer-songwriter-guitarist delivering some of her most potent country-soul songcraft …

Read more 0 Comments
Jeremy Plato takes the wheel on the Departed's new album, "In Retrospect." (Photo courtesy Cody Canada and the Departed)
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

Q&A: Jeremy Plato of the Departed With the new country covers album “In Retrospect,” the Red Dirt bassist steps into the frontman spotlight

By Kelly Dearmore Cody Canada and the Departed have been through quite a few changes since their debut just five years ago. They introduced themselves …

Read more 1 Comment
Courtesy Robert Earl Keen/TKO Marketing
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Courtesy CTK Entertainment
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope (Photo by Curtis Wayne Millard)
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Courtesy Missing Piece Group/Amazon Music
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Courtesy Zane Williams
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

Q&A: Zane Williams The breakout “Troubadour TX” star talks about how he first discovered country music — and his commitment to bringing it back.

By Mike Ethan Messick Texas songwriter Zane Williams put in more than a few diligent years plying his trade for handfuls of listeners in small venues, …

Read more 0 Comments
(Photo by Laura Wilson)
Featured Q&AFeaturesQ&A

Q & A: Josh Ritter The acclaimed singer-songwriter talks about touring with Jason Isbell, his thoughts on the Americana label, and why despair doesn’t always make for the best muse.

By Darryl Smyers Hailing from, of all places, Moscow — Moscow, Idaho, that is — Josh Ritter is one of the most literate singer-songwriters currently working …

Read more 0 Comments
AA – Terminal West
X