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David Rodriguez: Too weird for Kerrville A remembrance by Craig Clifford, adapted from the new book, "Pickers & Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas"

Editor’s Note: In honor of the great but often under-sung, Houston-born singer-songwriter David Rodriguez, who passed away in the Netherlands a year ago this week, LoneStarMusicMagazine.com is …

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Book Review: “Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark” By Tamara Saviano (Texas A&M University Press)

Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark By Tamara Saviano Texas A&M University Press By Diana Finlay Hendricks Tamara Saviano …

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LSM Premiere: A song — and chapter — from “Kent Finlay, Dreamer” Adam Carroll discusses his mentor's "oddball" sense of humor and sings "Be Nice to 'Em Son"

By Richard Skanse That Kent Finlay loved songwriters as much as he loved writing songs himself was no secret to anybody who ever knew the …

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Book Review: “a life … well, lived” By Ray Wylie Hubbard with Thom Jurek

a life … well, lived By Ray Wylie Hubbard with Thom Jurek Bordello Records By D.C. Bloom The epigraph speaks volumes. Ray Wylie Hubbard chooses the …

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Book Review: “It’s a Long Story: My Life” By Willie Nelson with David Ritz

It’s A Long Story: My Life By Willie Nelson with David Ritz Little, Brown By Diana Finlay Hendricks With more than a dozen autobiographies and …

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Book Review: “I Fought the Law: The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller” By Miriam Linna and Randell Fuller

I Fought the Law: The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller By Miriam Linna and Randell Fuller Kicks Books El Paso native Bobby Fuller’s …

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Book Review: “I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like: Mostly True Tall Tales” By Todd Snider

I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like: Mostly True Tall Tales By Todd Snider Da Capo Press By Lynne Margolis (LSM July/Aug 2014/vol. 7 …

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Book Review: Robert Santelli’s “This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song”

This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song By Robert Santelli Running Press By Lynne Margolis (May/June 2012/vol. …

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Book Review: Brian T. Atkinson’s “I’ll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt”

I’ll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt By Brian T. Atkinson Texas A&M University Press By Richard Skanse (LSM …

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