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Guitarists Go Wild

A friend of mine loves rootsy, tasteful, soulful, melodic guitar playing. He thinks Jimmie Vaughan can play circles around brother Stevie Ray. See what I...
Guitarist McGlathery: “I can see in people’s faces before we start playing — they think we’re gonna play something they don’t want to hear. And then they’re up stomping and clapping their hands.”

Strung Up

For a lot of people, the twangy sound of bluegrass conjures cozy images of family, old-time religion, and downhome celebrations. But for Luke McGlathery,...

Spoon

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...

The Cut*off

You gotta love a band that delivers a collection of new music to the local newspaper on a plain silver c.d. with the title...

Open Doors for KatsüK

Call it good karma. After performing last year at a club in Denton, singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük met the guy who would produce his band’s...

New Avenue

When Luke Wade sits down to write a song, he often starts with nothing more than a melody. A cappella, he can concentrate on...
More Fleetwood Mac than Merle Haggard, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Whitnye Raquel is still built to battle –– and baffle –– societal convention. Dee Hill

Songbird

You’d think that a young songwriter whose honkytonk guitar-playing father raised her on a steady diet of country legends would be super-enthusiastic about C&W....

Johnny Dowd

One of 2006’s most intriguing discs so far is Johnny Dowd’s Cruel Words, a combination of poetic lyrics and funky rhythms, with synths, organ,...

St. Marie, Calhoun, Earthquake Country

A new Fort Worth-based record label specializing in shoegaze (but not exclusively) is about to debut. In May, St. Marie Records...

Secret Devil Sign

A million years ago, Black Sabbath, heavy metal’s original Saurians, electrocuted the blues to invent an ominous breed of devil-courting, mom-scaring music. Shortly thereafter,...