WCG – Live At Gruene Hall

WCG – Live At Gruene Hall

Los Lobos (Photo by David Alan Kogut)
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Old Settler’s Music Festival celebrates 30 years of roots music Austin-area festival to feature first-timers Los Lobos, Old 97’s, Nikki Lane, and Shakey Graves along with longtime favorites Sarah Jarosz, Shinyribs, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, and many more.

By Richard Skanse For never-been-theres and others who might not know better, the Old Settler’s Music Festival — which kicks off its 30th installment this …

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Old Friends: The all-star grand finale at the THSA's Homecoming Show. (Photo by Ted Parker Jr.)
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That old time feeling … one more time Guy Clark honored — along with his biographer, Tamara Saviano — at Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association's Darrell K Royal Homecoming Show

By Richard Skanse As any songwriter who ever had the experience can surely attest, one did not walk into a co-writing session with Guy Clark with …

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Lone Star Music & KOKE FM present the Dillo Mixer 2017 Announcing the lineup for our free St. Paddy's Day party at Threadgill's in Austin

By Richard Skanse It’s that time of year again when thousands upon thousands of songwriters, bands, record label executives, bloggers and all manner of other industry types …

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Kat Edmonson and Lyle Lovett singing Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You" at the Austin Music Awards. (Photo by Lynne Margolis)
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35th Austin Music Awards celebrates Townes, Texans Terry Allen, Lyle Lovett, the Trishas and more kick off SXSW music week with marathon gala at the Moody Theater

By Lynne Margolis The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde was the “surprise” superstar musical guest at the Austin Chronicle’s 35th annual Austin Music Awards, held Sunday night …

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Sturgill Simpson doesn't play mainstream country, but he'll take that Best Country Album Grammy, thank you very much. (Courtesy sturgillsimpson.com)
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And the Grammy goes to … Sturgill Simpson, Maren Morris, Sarah Jarosz and Willie Nelson amongst winners on music’s “biggest night.”

By Richard Skanse In case you missed last night’s Grammy Awards — and by “missed” we mean not just the telecast, but the inevitable Grammy …

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Shakey Graves pledges proceeds toward positive change Songwriter to donate half of his earnings from 72-hour "pay what you want" sale to causes serving "science, human rights and general empathy"

By Lynne Margolis Ever since Feb. 12, 2012 was declared Shakey Graves Day by mayoral proclamation, Austin singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia has been celebrating the anniversary …

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Houston Super Bowl LIVE to bring free Texas music to the masses Free fest leading up to the big game to feature ZZ Top, Bingham, Carll and more 

By Richard Skanse Alas, there will be no Dallas Cowboys — or even Houston Texans, for that matter — on the field representing the Lone …

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Observe, feel, write: Remembering Greg Trooper How a Yankee from New Jersey helped set my bar for Americana cool

By Mattson Rainer [Editor’s Note: Mattson Rainer is the program director of the Americana station KNBT 92.1 FM in New Braunfels, Texas.] In 1996, as …

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In Memoriam: Greg Trooper, Jan. 13, 1956 – Jan. 15, 2017 Beloved East Coast troubadour was hailed as one of Americana’s finest contemporary songwriters by peers including Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, and John Fullbright 

By Scott Schinder Veteran singer-songwriter Greg Trooper passed away on January 15, two days after his 61st birthday, following a year-and-a-half battle with pancreatic cancer. …

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Kent Finlay and Randy Rogers, photographed at the Cheatham Street Woodshed in 2013. (Photo by Valerie Fremin)
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Welcome Home: Randy Rogers buys Cheatham Street Warehouse With purchase of historic San Marcos venue, the Texas songwriter aims to carry on the legacy of his late friend and mentor, Kent Finlay.

By Richard Skanse Out of all the songwriters and country stars to have launched their careers out of Cheatham Street Warehouse, perhaps no artist has …

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