Posts Tagged ‘songs’

Jim Lauderdale

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Jim Lauderdale has been one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters for a long time, but the corporate brass never considered him much of a singer. Oh, sure, he’s performed for years and recorded for Warner Bros., Atlanti...


Various artists

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Kinky Friedman’s songs are known more for their titles than what the music sounds like. “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and “Get Your Biscuits In the Oven & Your Buns In The Bed” appear in article...



The Byrds

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Arguably one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and early 1970s, The Byrds were also occasionally mediocre and derivative as they wandered through folk, psychedelia, light rock, and country toward spirituals, the blues,...


Randy Rogers Band

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Every decade or so, a new regional renegade comes along to symbolize Texas Music’s swaggering side, a la Jerry Jeff Walker in the 1970s, Robert Earl Keen in the ’80s, and Pat Green in the ’90s. Who will we look back on an...



South FM

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First off, good things’ coming to an end is sad, and South FM co-founder, guitarist G.I. Sanders, will be leaving the North Texas band after a hundred years. He will honor show dates through October.


Brett Dennen

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Brett Dennen has a distinctly feminine but not particularly high voice, and on his latest folk-pop c.d., So Much More, his vocal instrument shakes up preconceptions of the genre.



Chris Knight

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Music that listeners are supposed to take seriously often comes from obscure artists who write dark songs. While Chris Knight is critically praised, the general public wouldn’t know him from, say, Gary Nicholson.


An American in Limbo

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Almost 70 years after his death, George Gershwin occupies a curious place in classical music. Widely acclaimed in his own time and for some decades afterward, the master of both popular song and concert-hall music has fallen in...



Frankie Miller

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It seems every generation of country music fans goes through the same controversy about whether the “traditional” sound is being overtaken by pop music influences.