Music

Dolly Parton

Coat of Many Colors; My Tennessee Mountain Home; Jolene (RCA Nashville/Legacy)
Listen Up
One of a dozen children from a poor family in rural eastern Tennessee, Dolly Parton left for Nashville the day after she graduated from high school.


Radiant

Listen Up
It’s not so rare that a band claims to have formed out of inspiration from a single album as it is unusually honest. Most musicians want to be considered eclectic and well-listened even if only a handful of tunes truly served...



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.


Sun at Arts Fifth Avenue

The Show
Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.



South-by Wrap-Up

Hearsay
Weekly scribe Caroline Collier also made the trip to Austin for South-by this year, and here are her reactions to some of Fort Worth’s representatives.


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...



Arcade Fire

Listen Up
With Neon Bible, Arcade Fire’s second effort and the follow-up to 2004’s hugely successful Funeral, the Canadian septet doesn’t just avoid the proverbial sophomore slump but completely obliterates it.


Cute is What We Aim For

The Show
This week, thousands of bands will be crisscrossing the Metroplex on their way to and from the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin.



Norah Jones

Listen Up
Norah Jones has done a lot to quash the expectations established by her first album, 2002’s Come Away With Me.


More Cowtown at South-by

Hearsay
Two other Fort Worth acts that I’ve neglected to tell you about are scheduled to perform sanctioned showcases at SXSW. The first is R&B crooner and multi-instrumentalist Keite Young.