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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...


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.



The Juke Jumpers

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Anyone who’s seen The Juke Jumpers knows the wild, sweaty nights this band can invoke.


Wall of Sound Wrap-Up

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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...



Play Him

Fort Worth’s Black Ace is still The Boss Card in Your Hand — and yours and yours and yours ...
CYNTHIA SHEARER
A bout this time of year in 1960, a young, blond California high-school teacher named Chris Strachwitz got off a bus in Fort Worth’s historic Stop Six neighborhood and approached a group of dice players on a busy street corner.


Bruton Redux

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In January, legendary contemporary bluesman, singer-songwriter, and hometown hero Stephen Bruton had no idea he had cancer until his wife shined a flashlight down his throat — she had been checking her own pipes in an attempt...



PrinceRodriguez

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Songs from the Sod, the second album from Fort Worth’s PrinceRodriguez, is a mostly enjoyable country-blues-rock romp with a bit of gypsy outlaw in its blood.


porterdavis

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porterdavis started as a duo featuring songwriter Daniel Barrett on guitar and lead vocals and Mike Meadows on African-influenced percussion, offering an eclectic mixture of styles.



Gouls on Parade

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Everyone our age (under 40) has to have a soft spot for Spaghetti Westerns. When I was a kid, I don’t think I let a single lazy summer Saturday afternoon pass without tuning into A Fistful of Dollars or The Good, The Bad,...


Ghouls on Parade

Hearsay
Everyone our age (under 40) has to have a soft spot for Spaghetti Westerns.