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Kevin Fowler tackles Pat Green's "Southbound 35" on the new tribute album, "Dancehall Dreamin'." (Photos courtesy Triple 8 Management)
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LSM Song Premiere: “Southbound 35” by Kevin Fowler, from “Dancehall Dreamin’: A Tribute to Pat Green” Hear Mr. "Beer, Bait & Ammo" take one of his buddy's biggest Texas country anthems for a turbo-charged joyride.

By Richard Skanse “What the hell am I doing up here in Kansas City?” Anytime Pat Green sang those words during one of his concerts …

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Jerry Jeff Walker during a visit to his exhibit at the Wittliff Collections, talking to Texas Music Curator Hector Saldana about his salad days singing folk songs in New Orleans. (Photo by Mark Willenborg, courtesy the Wittliff Collections)
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Before he was Jerry Jeff … How a search for the original draft of "Mr. Bojangles" led to the discovery of never-before-heard recordings from 1964 and ’65 — and what those tapes (now part of the Wittliff Collections' ¡Viva Jerry Jeff! exhibit) tell us about the itinerant folk singer who would become a Texas music legend.

(Above) Jerry Jeff Walker performing his song “Talkin’ New Orleans Destruction Blues” at a New Orleans coffeehouse in the summer of 1964 — back when …

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Mike Ryan's third album, "Blink You'll Miss It," releases Oct. 20, 2017. (Photo courtesy Mike Ryan)
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LSM Song Premiere: Mike Ryan’s “Blink You’ll Miss It” Hear the title track from the Texas songwriter's follow-up to "Bad Reputation," out Oct. 20

By Richard Skanse Granbury, Texas-based singer-songwriter Mike Ryan’s country music career had already been progressing at a respectable, slow-and-steady-wins-the-regional-race pace in the four years between …

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Regrets? Charlie's had a few: Singer-songwriter Charlie Harrison (center) with two of his Regrets, bassist Mark Riddell (left) and lap/pedal steel player Willy T. Golden (right). Not pictured are drummer Isaias Gil and lead guitarist John Shelton. (Courtesy RPR Media)
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LSM Album Premiere: “Rivers in the Streets” by Charlie and the Regrets Houston combo mixes honky-tonk, humor, and bluesy roots rock on full-length debut

By Richard Skanse Charlie Harrison had a good thing going up there in Virginia. By day he had himself a steady job in corporate finance, …

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LSM Album Premiere: Bonnie Whitmore’s “F*@k with Sad Girls” The Austin singer-songwriter/bassist lets her "inner feminist" rock and roar on third album

By Richard Skanse “Let’s make a rock record …” When Bonnie Whitmore launched her PledgeMusic campaign for her third album back in April, her mission …

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Woodshedding: Musical director Lloyd Maines and Jason Eady working out the arrangement for "Errol's Song" at the Cheatham Street Woodshed recording studio in San Marcos. (Photo Courtesy Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson)
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LSM Song Premiere: Jason Eady covers Adam Carroll’s “Errol’s Song” With “Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll,” a host of Texas’ finest come together to celebrate one of their own 

By Richard Skanse Singer-songwriter and one-man “AM Country Heaven” preservation society Jason Eady, a champion of old-school musical integrity if ever there was one, has …

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Verlon Thompson at the Cheatham Street Woodshed. (Photo by Brian T. Atkinson)
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LSM Song Premiere: Verlon Thompson’s “Sideman’s Dream” Track from "The Polished Steel Sessions" finds guitarist reflecting on his long journey with Guy Clark

By Richard Skanse “I guess I should just say I really didn’t mean for it to be any kind of tribute,” says Verlon Thompson of …

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John Pedigo and Taylor Young of the O's (Courtesy T. Cannon Media)
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LSM Song Premiere: The O’s “Medicine” Sample a taste of the Dallas folk-duo's new album, "Honeycomb"

By Kelly Dearmore Over the course of the past seven years, Dallas’s the O’s have crafted a sonic signature all their own, pairing Taylor Young’s low drawl …

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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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Victor Holk Mural in San Marcos. (Photo by Kristen Townsend)
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Before the fire, after the flood: Friends remember Victor Holk Two tributes to the late San Marcos songwriter, including the premiere of Colin Colby's "Colorado"

[Editor’s Note: San Marcos, Texas-based singer-songwriter Victor Holk, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2015 from injuries sustained in a tragic house fire in June, would …

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