JONES, HAGGARD, BUCK, WANDA JACKSON COMING ON VINYL

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Record Store Day comes but once a year, but its Back to Black Friday event in November brings the focus back to independent record stores during the biggest shopping day of the year. And for Omnivore Recordings, it’s an important and fun event. “Everyone at Omnivore is a fan and a collector, most of…

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Chris Wall Album Review: El Western Motel

Ten years since Driftwood, Texas’ favorite son Chris Wall released a new CD.  A decade.  That’s an eternity in today’s music world.  Think about it.  When Just Another Place dropped in 2002, iTunes didn’t exist in the sense we know it today.  People still thought about music in terms of albums.  This new marketplace for…

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Ron Wallace Poetry: Cowboys & Cantos

Award-winning Poet Ron Wallace comes from a long line of Cowboys and Indians and lives in the heart of Durant, Oklahoma. His love affair with the written word began the moment he read his first book. Wallace is currently a Literature Professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He loves American Baseball, Waylon Jennings and he…

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Dirty Pesos Album Review: Whiskey Angel

The moniker “Dirty Pesos” rolls off the tongue and conjures images of border-crossing bandits laden with sacks of ill-gotten gain. Sweat, dust, a little blood, and a dogged determination to get away with it. That imagery, though romanticized a bit, is a fitting figurative assessment of this band and their first cd release, Whiskey Angel….

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A Conversation With Shawn Mullins

In 1998, Shawn Mullins catapulted out of Atlanta, landing on the Billboard charts with the ubiquitous “Lullaby.” Every time you turned the radio on, there it was:  “Everything is gonna be alright, Rockabye…”  Go ahead and sing it.  You know you want to.  Mullins took it straight to #1 on the Billboard Top 40 charts,…

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Styrovisions by Aric Von

Aric Von is an artist that uses his gifts to create art with such passion, you can feel it. It’s alive. His unique work reveals itself in many forms. Pictured above, Von sets his sights on a piece of styrofoam, but beneath his hands the styrofoam is transformed into a great piece of art. His…

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The Olds Sleeper Interview

  Olds Sleeper is a singer/songwriter who hails from the hills, shade and streams of the great state of  Pennsylvania. Four a.m. is when the creative juices flow for recording for this busy working man. It is at this time that most of the world is still in slumber, getting home from bars or fixing to…

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LOVESICK BLUES: NEW CHRIS STAMEY RELEASE DUE FEB

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — “This record is the closest I’ve ever gotten to the sound I hear in my head in the middle of the night,” Chris Stamey says of his new Yep Roc Records release,Lovesick Blues, set for February 5, 2013 release. “It’s always the quiet ones that sound the loudest in the dark.” As a solo artist, producer,…

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Richard Dobson: Music & Book Tour

A favorite creative Texas son, Richard Dobson, returns to Texas from his current home in Switzerland for a music tour as well as appearances promoting his new book Pleasures of The High Rhine: A Texas Singer in Exile.  His first book, Gulf Coast Playboys (story of Rex Bell, Mickey White & Townes Van Zandt) received…

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