Music

The House that Blue Built

The debut album by young, veteran slinger-singer Drue Webber goes deep.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A 12-year veteran of the local blues scene, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Drue Webber has finally released a solo album.


Red Dirt, Red bud, Red eyes

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Cross Canadian Ragweed embodies the “weed, whites, and wine” lifestyle of the Red Dirt-Texas Music practitioners, but apparently Cody Canada and his gang aren’t as stoned as they look.



Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray

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Recorded in three cities with three different backing bands, Going Way Out With Heavy Trash is Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray’s tribute to the roots of rockabilly.


And Another Thing …

Prolific singer-songwriter James Michael Taylor has something to say. Dammit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Little Rooster wasn’t a hero. He was a small-town constable who always wanted to play cop.



Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Red Earth: A Malian Journey is a masterful mix of American jazz, traditional African songs and sounds, and improvisation that documents her journey “home.” The album gets toes tapping while simultane...


Spoon

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Britt Daniel has a broken heart. His band Spoon’s lengthy catalog of masterfully crafted pop-rock songs are proof that the man at the helm has been burned a time or two.



Ollie-vah!

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From the WTF? Department. Though hardly recognized as a source of insightful music criticism, Esquire magazine is still one of the best-written publications ever.


The Fellow Americans

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From the opening riff on Search for Numb, it’s obvious that The Fellow Americans aren’t interested in fancy production tricks or endless sonic nuances. The Fort Worth band simply rocks.



Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson may be one of a few current country music stars whose careers will last longer than a frozen margarita or one of those fruity drinks with umbrellas.


Musical Healing

Get Well isn’t just a solid indie-rock-jazz-funk-soul band — it’s doctor’s orders.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Get Well is an unusually health-conscious — and healthy-sized —band.