Posts Tagged ‘songs’

James McMurtry

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Fort Worth-born James McMurtry continues to display a wickedly sharp sense of right and wrong on his new Just Us Kids.


Corb Lund

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On the redundantly titled Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!, Corb Lund tackles historical subjects that still resonate with the sorts of sentiments that lead young men and women to live as tools of war: the desire to do something e...



Still Somber

In their melancholia, Collin Herring and Titanmoon reluctantly sit atop a bounty of excellent new CDs.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Alot of big local bands tend to put out new stuff this time of year.


Randy Thompson

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Further On is an often dreary, often satisfying mix of traditional and modern country with deep folk influences, despite the grunge-tinged electric guitar that thunders through most of the songs. Here on his third release since...



Jazz Week

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Russian-born Dallasite Manya Repnikova writes songs that manage to capture the electricity of moments like those just before a Texas-sized thunderstorm unleashes its payload.


Carlene Carter

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Carlene Carter’s first CD of new material since 1995, Stronger, is an independent woman’s coming-to-terms-with-the-world-of-broken-hearts collection of country and occasionally country-rock songs. There is some heal...



Class from the Past

Fort Worthian Betty Buckley enjoys a resurgence of sorts, much to one writer’s glee.
Tom Geddie
A gift from 40 years ago arrived in the mail just before Christmas, a CD called Betty Buckley 1967, with the semi-iconic Fort Worth entertainer smiling playfully on the cover.


Flat People

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After fronting bands in Austin, then going solo in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter and native Dallasite Bob Guittard made his journey back to Big D in 2002 to launch Flat People.



Solo Voce

Trading in tails for jeans has been a blessing for singer-songwriter Jordan Critz.
Jimmy Fowler
Ad-libbing a new ending to a Mozart concerto changed Jordan Critz’ world – not to mention his standing in the piano competition in which he was playing.


The Red Herrings

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As fans of both The White Stripes and progressive classic rock, The Red Herrings – guitarist-singer Joe Hill and drummer-backup vocalist Matt Lombard, plus some contributors – are smart songwriters, paying close att...