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WoodyFest 2016

WoodyFest 2016

| July 31, 2016 | Reply

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer — Click on the links below for many photos. WoodyFest, short for Woody Guthrie Festival, 2016… what a great experience. Three daytime stages — indoors at The Crystal Theater and Brick Street Tavern, and the outdoors CIA tent. Also, several outreach sites, including a church, a senior lunch […]

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AMA honoring Jim Lauderdale, George Strait making the presentation

AMA honoring Jim Lauderdale, George Strait making the presentation

| July 30, 2016 | Reply

Press Release from American Music Association Songwriter, singer, and artist Jim Lauderdale will be the 2016 recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Wagonmaster Award, a special lifetime achievement honor reserved for the most valuable contributors to the course and history of America’s only broad roots music format. The award, named for country music icon Porter […]

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CD Review — South Austin Moonlighters

CD Review — South Austin Moonlighters

| July 21, 2016 | 1 Reply

By Houston Hall I first saw the South Austin Moonlighters a few weeks ago at a Texas Red Dirt Roads Radio Show with Justin Frazell that was held at Billy Bobs Texas in Fort Worth. Right away, when they started off their first tune in the song swap, I knew there was something to look […]

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Maddie & Tae, Joan Jett at Choctaw

Maddie & Tae, Joan Jett at Choctaw

| July 5, 2016 | Reply

In just a two-day period, June 29 and July 1, Choctaw Casino’s Grand Theater hosted two spirited musical groups – Maddie & Tae on Wednesday nights and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on Friday nights. One would expect that these talented females and their equally-talented bands would perform well beyond expectations — if that’s possible, […]

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The great Ralph Stanley passes away 6/23/16

The great Ralph Stanley passes away 6/23/16

| June 24, 2016 | Reply

Press Release from Webster PR NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89. Dr. Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia, a land of coal mines and deep […]

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