The Legacy of Alamo Jones

Alamo Jones (Chance Martin) is one of those larger-than-life characters. A charasmatic storyteller with a booming voice that Johnny Cash himself dubbed “the Voice in Black”, Alamo is a natural entertainer with a gift of making everyone around him laugh. His joys in music tales are infectious and there’s no mistaking the heart and love…

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Bobby Mackey’s World’s Most Haunted Honky Tonk

Country Music Lives at World’s Most Haunted Honky Tonk! A Hellraisin’ Halloween Tale: With the 2013 Halloween Season upon us, I thought it would be a good time to share a real ghost story with you, the readers of OUTLAW MAGAZINE. With the 1st autumn chill in the air and the skies turning to a bleak and stormy grey,…

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Seasick Steve: Hubcap Music

At 72 years old, Seasick Steve (Steven Gene Wold) is a hardscrabble Renaissance man.  He’s been a hobo, cowboy, farm worker, carnie, even a record producer.  Now he’s a shade tree fix it man, rebuilding wrecks and hopeless causes.  He loves to tinker with old tractors and motorcycles, finding beauty in the broken.  He takes…

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American Royalty Album Review: Prismatic

I accept cash donations, Disney duck comics (especially anything by Carl Barks or Don Rosa), obscure horror, spaghetti western, and sci-fi DVDs, and original art by Giovanna Casotto. Oh, for what?  For discovering your new favorite make-out album – American Royalty’s Prismatic. This five-song EP is the sexiest, grooviest, lushest electro record I’ve heard all…

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David Lynch Album Review: The Big Dream

I was in Grimey’s record store in Nashville in early September and browsing for anything that caught my eye, but something caught my ear instead. It was this weird, spacey sound with reverbed vocals, trip hop beats, and a strange sense of eroticism and darkness.  It sounded like something you’d hear playing on the hi-fi…

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Blind Willie Nelson Album Fundraiser

 Johnson’s music was charred with purgatorial fire — more than sixty years later, you can still smell the smoke on it. —Francis Davis, The History of the Blues More than 60 years after his death, Blind Willie Johnson continues to capture listeners in a way that few singers or musicians have equaled. The list of…

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Waylon Fest – Whiteface, Texas

“This is no dress rehearsal, we are professionals, and this is the big time.” – Waylon Jennings “Those words from Waylon have inspired musicians and people from all walks of life for many, many years and his Music has and will continue to inspire and touch people’s hearts and lives for Eternity as long as…

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The Flaming Lips – The Terror

Good news: The Flaming Lips’ newest album, The Terror, is actually quite creepy.  You’d be disappointed if an album called “The Terror” was all about rainbows and unicorns and sounded like yet another Guys With Beards band, wouldn’t you?  Don’t play this on a sunny drive to the beach or in the bedroom, unless you’re…

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Brandon Jenkins: Through The Fire

Life is hard.  It’s a daily deluge of heartache, frustration, anger, and boredom, mercifully interrupted by death or a breath of fresh air.   Life is an endless horizon of concrete and barbed-wire with the occasional rose shooting through the cracks. Enter Brandon Jenkins, singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas (by way of Tulsa, Oklahoma).  He’s the rare…

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