#TravelTuesday: Outlaws & Armadillos, When Austin and Nashville Collided

by Judy McDonough on June 12, 2018

Okay, so you didn’t get to Nashville last week for the CMA’s annual Country Music Festival – does that mean Music City isn’t a good destination for a Texan this summer? Actually, the Country Music...

Music Monday | The Evolution of Sarah Sharp

by Daniel Ramirez on June 11, 2018

Hidden beneath the marquee-lit moniker of "Live Music Capital of the World," there is a powerful undercurrent. With so many talented musicians calling the same place home, it's inevitable that, in addition to the singer/songwriters...

Dave Matthews Band Delivers Again, Despite Controversy

by Greg Lemen on June 5, 2018

The Dave Matthews Band played a long, gracious set at the Austin360 Amphitheater on their May 22nd visit to the Capitol city. Humbled yet vicious, the act seemed to be reinventing itself ever since allegations...

Vagabon and Julie Byrne Keep the Nasher Vibing ‘til Midnight

by Will Maddox on June 2, 2018

When May and June roll around, the heat chases most Dallasites inside, but in the Arts District downtown, there exists a place to escape the sweltering summer. The Nasher Sculpture Center’s shaded grove provides a...

Preview of Bowen MusicFest + an Auction for a Good Cause

by Daniel Ramirez on June 1, 2018

Wade Bowen, a native of Central Texas, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his musical gathering, known as Bowen MusicFest, this coming weekend at McLane Stadium in Waco, TX. Like other music festivals, the lineup...

Five Minutes With Mike Ryan, Singer Songwriter

by Britni Rachal on May 30, 2018

Sweet, soulful, country music songs with a Texas twist. That’s the best way to describe the style of rising country music star, Mike Ryan. Approaching #1 on Texas radio charts for country music, the San...

She Is Back: Kelly Willis and ‘Back Being Blue’

by Greg Lemen on May 30, 2018

Kelly Willis has emerged with her first solo album in 11 years, dubbed ‘Back Being Blue.’ With tracks described by her as “folky-country, ‘60s-era sounding,” this album threads heartache through four cover songs and six...

Music Monday | Putting the Heart in Heartless

by Daniel Ramirez on May 28, 2018

Erika Wennerstrom's voice is like coming home to anyone who has lived in Austin for any length of time over the past decade. Darlings of indie radio, music venues of all sizes in town, and...

Five Minutes With the Tin Man | Trumpeter Extraordinaire Jeff Taylor

by Bob Valleau on May 21, 2018

Dallas resident Jeff Taylor is an accomplished trumpeter and recipient of numerous awards who has performed before four presidents. Jeff has also played with some of the most popular jazz musicians, including the legendary Maynard...