Music Feature

Prodigal Picker

Fort Worth native Brad Davis has played with Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, and Willie — where’s he been hidin’?
Jeff Prince
Few native sons have ridden their guitar as far as Brad Davis, who went from taking ax lessons in Fort Worth as a kid in the 1970s, to playing the Grapevine Opry in the 1980s with a bluegrass duo, to touring with the likes of M...


Tin Men

With its debut album, Tame ... Tame and Quiet makes a strong case for ragged, Pavementian pop.
CAROLINE COLLIER
After more than two years of tightening and polishing songs, Tame … Tame and Quiet finally has an album, Tin Can Communicate.



Behind the Microphone

C&W singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann has traveled through Kansas and Cowtown, Levelland and Nashville to take center stage — finally.
Jimmy Fowler
Until the age of nine, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann spent countless hours at a place where a lot of kids start developing their social skills: the skating rink.


Mob Rules

ANTHONY MARIANI
This past Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq. Across the globe, people demonstrated in front of their state capitols, U.S. embassies, and other, less fancy government institutions.



Coupe de Fiddle

Fort Worth bluegrass masters Cadillac Sky take the traditional route but make pit stops for pop.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although he’s a professional Nashville songwriter who’s had material covered by the likes of Brad Martin, George Strait, and Kenny Rogers, Cadillac Sky’s lead vocalist and mandolin player Bryan Simpson didn’t wander the...


Bright Future

With some national exposure and a superlative new record under their belt, the Radiant boys can only go up.
Jimmy Fowler
Daniel Hopkins, 26-year-old drummer for the North Texas synth-pop outfit Radiant, talks in almost spiritual terms about the group’s performance before a million-plus plus live spectators at Times Square’s New Year’s Eve 2...



More Than a Feeling

The Kül is a classic rock act for the ’00s.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Before Dallas’ blues-rock outfit The Kül take the stage, drummer Ross Martinez spins some vinyl to set the mood. His favorite choices are classic rock’s finest: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and especially Jimi Hendrix. One n...


Cool and No Gang

One-man blue-eyed soul band Browningham is back, and once again, he’s black.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Incredibly, there are a lot of scenesters here who have no idea who Nathan Brown is. None!



Ascension

One Fort Worth jazz legend leaves behind a legacy, the other a legacy and a stack of records.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For years, monster jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen and drummer Duane Durrett have watched fellow North Texas jazzbos retire peacefully, almost too peacefully, to the Great Hereafter.


Surreality Bites

Rockish sonic art from here and around the world has a home in Fort Worth’s Dada Drumming record label.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Dada Drumming record label founder and sole employee Greg Babbitt takes a samurai’s approach to life and work: Live every moment as if you’re already dead.