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Wade Bowen – Solid Ground
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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Now That I've Found You: Bluegrass, country and Americana icon Alison Krauss (left), and rising star Aubrie Sellers (right). (Krauss photo courtesy Press Here Publicity; Sellers photo courtesy

“Draw Your Own Map” — An appreciation of Alison Krauss by Aubrie Sellers An excerpt from the new book, "Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives," edited by Holly Gleason and published by the University of Texas Press

Editor’s Note: is honored to present the following excerpt from Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, edited by Holly …

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Red Shahan – Culberson County