Johnny Cash & Assorted Guests

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One of the best things about the newly released DVD The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show: 1969-1971 is the reminder, if we need it, that good music comes in many forms.

The Sadies

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The Sadies built their reputation on a mélange of styles referred to by various critics as (choose one or more terms) honkytonk rockabilly twang spaghetti-western surf electric bluegrass psychedelic pop garage-rock. There̵...

Newgrass, New Guard

Thank goodness for Fred’s Texas Café. Now that the Wreck Room is gone (R.I.P.), the ancient diner and backyard hang-out is all that remains of underground culture in the once exceedingly underground area of West 7th Street.

Corrine West

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Corrine West quit school and left her California home when she was 15 to travel with nomadic artists in a converted school bus, looking for something more. Nothing was wrong with her home life — it just wasn’t enough.

The Wreck Room: 1997-2007

A couple of years ago, I sat at a table at J&J’s Hideaway with Wreck Room owner Brian Forella and developer Philip Poole. The hot topic was the Wreck’s future.

Cross Canadian Ragweed

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Cross Canadian Ragweed has delivered great live shows for the past decade, but the band’s CDs usually don’t live up to its promise.

Jamie Richards

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With his smooth-as-milk country voice, Jamie Richards delivers 14 songs about love, lost love, whiskey, and his mom on the Fort Worth-recorded Drive, whose roots are in the successful George Strait-inspired school of music.

Miles Davis

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Miles Davis was in his mid-forties when he completed his transition from traditionalist to improvisational jazz-funk maestro, and most of his in-between work is captured on Complete On the Corner Sessions, a six-and-a-half-hour...

Wall of Sound Wrap-Up

LaGrave Field is where many families regularly gather during the summer to watch the Cats aspire to – and often achieve – minor-league baseball excellence and also where, last Saturday, families and progressive-musi...

Red Stick Ramblers

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Listening to the Red Stick Ramblers’ new album, Made In the Shade, you may get the feeling you’re at a shade-tree party in their native Southern Louisiana, which is no accident.