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Guy Clark onstage at his 70th Birthday Tribute. (Photo by Machelle Dunlop)
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RIP: Guy Clark, Nov. 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016 Legendary Texas songwriter dead at 74

IBy Richard Skanse Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, passed away early Tuesday morning in Nashville. He was 74. The legendary troubadour, who won …

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Texas Country/Red Dirt artists react to the death of Merle Haggard Pat Green, Sunny Sweeney, Kevin Fowler, Cody Canada, Ray Wylie, the Robison brothers and more share their thoughts on the Hag and his influence on their life and music

By Chris Mosser Wednesday, April 6, 2016 was one of those days when something almost imperceptible, but somehow unmistakably palpable, changed. A dramatic shift in …

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Bourbon ’n’ “Big City” Merle Haggard sings us back home: A personal tribute to a life-changing legend

By Holly Gleason I didn’t like country music. Truth is, I probably didn’t really know what it was at all. Whiny, nasal, twang twang twang …

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Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79 From his 1962 debut single, "Skid Row," to his 2015 duo album with Willie Nelson, the Hag helped define the sound of classic country

By Richard Skanse Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard, who charted 40 top 10 singles over the course of his legendary career, passed away …

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In Memoriam: Louis Jay Meyers From co-founding SXSW to bringing focus to Folk Alliance and banjos to "Tommy," Meyers' dedication to music was limitless

By Lynne Margolis Despite the uncanny timing, one of the few events Louis Jay Meyers certainly did not plan was his death from a heart …

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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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In Memoriam: Glenn Frey, 1948-2016 Frey flew high with the Eagles and earned his wings as both prodigiously talented musician and shrewd architect of Classic Rock

By Bill Ramsey Glenn Frey did anything but take it easy. Beneath the veneer of the laid-back California stoner — an image that could cannily …

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In Memoriam: Ian McLagan A guy walks into eternity ... Remembering the "Mac"

By Lynne Margolis  (LSM Jan/Feb 2015/vol 8 – issue 1) When Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian “Mac” McLagan passed away Dec.
3 following a …

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