With its debut album, Tame ... Tame and Quiet makes a strong case for ragged, Pavementian pop.
After more than two years of tightening and polishing songs, Tame … Tame and Quiet finally has an album, Tin Can Communicate.
If Texas Music is the new classic rock, then the Stephen Pointer Band is the new Journey, a solid outfit that delivers no-nonsense, no-frills, melodic bombast: a lot of technical flash coupled with a lot of substance.
Despite two fires and a burglary over the past several months, Fred’s Texas Café keeps on keepin’ on.
Songs pour from Chris Knight like good whiskey from a bottle. He’s an independent-spirited chronicler of existential life in American small towns where there’s little to do and less to do it with.
I’ve tried to hate Oliver Future. I really have.
Coat of Many Colors; My Tennessee Mountain Home; Jolene (RCA Nashville/Legacy)
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.
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...
For her first new collection of original material in almost four years, the quixotic melody-making virtuoso Rickie Lee Jones doesn’t need a personal savior so much as a producer willing to rap her knuckles at the piano and sa...
C&W singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann has traveled through Kansas and Cowtown, Levelland and Nashville to take center stage — finally.
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.
Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.