Five Minutes With Monte Warden Bandleader, Songwriter, 7th Generation Texan

by Leean Vargas on June 8, 2020

An ace to the Austin music scene, Monte Warden has been performing at local honky-tonks since he was just 15 years old.  Over the last four decades, Monte Warden and his songs have inspired the...

Five Minutes With Identical Twins and New Pop Duo, KTJ & Carly

by Bob Valleau on April 20, 2020

“Making music is such a beautiful experience, but getting to share it with the rest of the world is extraordinary.” ~ Carly, KTJ & Carly Editor’s note: Our interview with KTJ & Carly took place...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 08, Lockdown Listening

by Cullen Parker on April 13, 2020

Let’s help keep the Texas music scene alive during the coronavirus crisis. Here’s a selection of the artists I’m listening to (and supporting) during the pandemic. How about you?  1. Red Mango Vinyl (Austin), “Lead...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 07, Monxi Garza’s Lockdown Listening

by Margaret Richards on April 8, 2020

Music is such an important part of our creative culture, says Monxi Garza. That’s why the CEO and founder of SUAVS, an Austin-based lifestyle footwear brand, has started building a Spotify playlist of local ATX...

Five Minutes With Texan Singer/Songwriter Chynna Taylor, The Voice Finalist

by Bob Valleau on April 6, 2020

Despite now living far from the Lone Star State, former X Factor competitor and The Voice finalist Chynna Taylor returns as often as she can. What does this talented singer/songwriter miss most about Texas? "Whataburger,"...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 06, Lockdown Listening

by Brian Maass on April 6, 2020

I’m proud to be a native Texan and have packed this playlist with great Texas music. That said, I’ve also included one non-Texan band because the message of their song gives us hope that we’ll...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 5, Lockdown Listening

by Greg Lemen on April 1, 2020

In unprecedented times, music is solace for many of us. I’m an avid-bordering-on-rabid music fan and love going to concerts—in normal times. As the social impact of the epidemic took its hold in Texas, I...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 4, Wes Hurt’s Lockdown Listening

by Margaret Richards on March 31, 2020

Hands up who knows any other company founder that includes “Recovering Drug Addict” in their job title? For Wes Hurt, the founder of Austin-based CLEAN Cause, his company is all about supporting others. Having survived...