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LJT Fest – Monday, 4.24.17

LJT Fest – Monday, 4.24.17

| April 25, 2017 | Reply

Story and Randy Brown and other photos by Mary Jane Farmer. South by Southwest and Asleep at the Wheel photos by Daren Davis. For photos, click here: This is the 29th year for the Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival, and each year seems to bring out even more of the classic and red dirt musicians. Monday, […]

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Turnpike Troubadours — Always the masters!

Turnpike Troubadours — Always the masters!

| April 9, 2017 | Reply

For Turnpike Troubadours photos, click here: For Bonham Brothers photos, click here: The Turnpike Troubadours were the last to play in the old Event Center at Choctaw Casino in Durant, and returned to their old stompin’ grounds April 1, 2017, to play in front of a packed, sold-out Grand Theater house. The band, Evan Felker […]

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“Black Bottom Bandits” — a book review

“Black Bottom Bandits” — a book review

| April 8, 2017 | Reply

“Black Bottom Bandits” by Vicki Welch Ayo and Gean Kearns, Independent Label A review by Billy Keith Bucher From the first paragraph, the cadence of “Black Bottom Bandits” by Vicki Welch Ayo and Gean Kearns just explodes. It changes the pace of the first book, “The Davis Gang,” and it swallows the readers up totally […]

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Pedro Fernandez at Grand Theater

Pedro Fernandez at Grand Theater

| March 23, 2017 | Reply

Short story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer For many photos, click here What fun it is to work with people who know how to have fun. That was the case with Pedro Fernandez, Mexico’s premiere singer, movie star, and TV personality, all rolled into one. Mexico’s super idol Pedro Fernandez played Choctaw Casino’s Grand Theater […]

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Shane Owens with John Anderson at The Texan Theater

Shane Owens with John Anderson at The Texan Theater

| March 10, 2017 | Reply

For photos of Shane Owens and John Anderson at their shared gig, The Texan Theater, click here — Taken after this original article was written Link to the Line-Dance instructions for “Alcohol of Fame“ Both Shane Owens and John Anderson both caused a standing ovation when they introduced Randy Travis, who was in the crowd […]

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