The Black Keys Review: El Camino

– Click to Buy – The newest album by the Black Keys (Dan Auerbach – lead guitar and vocals, Patrick Carney – drums) features an old van on the cover.  “El camino” means “the van” in Spanish.  The album has nothing to do with the obscure 1977 drive-in T&A movie The Van starring, among others,…

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Channing Wilson Joins Country Throwdown

The world will finally get to know what those of us in Chattanooga have already known for some time now, and that is the true talent of Channing Wilson.  Years of hard work are finally coming to fruition as Channing Wilson will be joining the 3rd Annual Country Throwdown Tour this summer.  Starting in late…

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Thomas Michael Riley: Tommy

Thomas Michael Riley’s been a terrific storyteller for a long damn time.  Nine CDs on the market, and a slew of Top 10 hits on the Texas Music Chart.  Flat-out one of the most soothing, comfortable, old wore out pair of jeans voices you’re ever going to hear.  2010’s Tommy, declared Album of the Year…

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The Luckenbach Poet

Luckenbach Texas is a place with a consciousness all of its own. It vibrates with music, laughter and the spirit of connection that binds us all. A Post Office, Dancehall, scenic outdoor event area, happy roosters running wild, big beautiful trees and a cozy wood stove inside the legendary Luckenbach bar all set the staging for…

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Unrepentant Kara Clark

Music is shifting in so many traditions, all of the way from songwriting to how it is it is produced. I know several songwriters in the Nashville area who are good people and refuse to conform to the “song factory” and take the soul out of the music. My dear friend and legendary songwriter Dennis Knutson (penned…

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WC Jameson: Treasure Hunter

Guadalupe Mountain Gold  by W.C. Jameson. The following chapter is an excerpt from the best-selling book Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses, and Deadly Confrontations. It was recently included in the Huffington Post’s list of Best Book’s of 2011. (Used by permission of the author and Seven Oaks Publishing Company). There comes a time in every rightly constructed…

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