Category: Features

CHUCK MEAD Coming to Dosey Doe August 9th

CHUCK MEAD will keep it “Close to Home” when he visits THE WOODLANDS, TX on FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2019 headlining at DOSEY DOE. Doors/Show is at  6:30pm/8:30pm. Be sure to check one of these great shows out by one of the best Honky Tonkers out there today! NASHVILLE HONKY TONK LEGEND CHUCK MEAD HEADS TO MEMPHIS…


Raising a Hand (for Rett Syndrome research) – Dave Clements & Kevin Black

  Written by James Killen I like keeping a music oriented coffee table book out on the table for the occasional visitor to peruse in my sitting room. I was lucky enough to acquire one that was put out by photographer, Dave Clements, and Houston singer songwriter, Kevin Black (yes, he is Clint’s brother). It’s…


Adam Carroll to Release New Album, I Walked In Them Shoes in April

Wimberley, TX — Given that they don’t come around all that often, the announcement of a new collection of Adam Carroll songs is always cause for a certain amount of celebration by discerning aficionados of quality Americana music. Mind, nothing too showy or over-the-top, because that would be at odds with the whole modestly unassuming and…


The Shopkeeper- Documentary Film Discussion-2017

Written by James Killen SWRFA has been a great source of information and inspiration for sharing all things folk and musical. Singer/ songwriter, Rain Perry directed a movie called “The Shopkeeper” about Mark Hallman and the Congress House studio. It traced Mark’s career as a musician and a music producer through the years, putting a…


Austin to Houston- Hurricane Harvey Relief – 2017

Written by James Killen I was at a hurricane Harvey benefit concert last Sunday at the Americana, when Ken Gaines introduced me to a gentleman by the name of Hondo. Generally, in Texas if someone only offers his first name that is enough. Hondo it seems is a music producer and promoter in Austin and…


Ruthie Foster – Interview

By James Killen I had the great privilege this morning to speak with Ruthie Foster about her recent exploits and the events of her past that have gotten her to the spot that she is. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Ruthie, she is an amazingly strong and diverse vocal talent from South/Central…


Almost Austin’s Final Weekend with Malcolm Holcombe and Charles Bryant – Pasadena, TX

  Written by James Killen House concerts are a great venue for music fans and artists alike. The fans get a chance to meet and interact with the artists and all of the cover charge (usually twenty bucks) goes to the artist instead of being split with the sound man or depending on the number…


Interview- Ray Wylie Hubbard

Written by James Killen Interview- Ray Wylie Hubbard 10/29/2016 I got up early this morning to catch Ray Wylie Hubbard at his Wimberly home as his 70th birthday approaches. Ray was up and plenty chipper for our little talk. He’s been spending time in the studio working on his next disc, following up Ruffian’s Misfortune. His…


Around the Edge: Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2015

Every year, it is always nice when the Fall finally arrives in Texas. Although it is still hot thru Halloween, football comes back, festivals crank up and one of favorite events takes place: The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, also knowns as known as SWRFA. SWRFA brings  together musicians from all over the country to converge…


Rowdy Day Festival – Galveston County Fairgrounds – Hitchcock, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti The last two years when it hits mid-August it is time for us to get rowdy!   As in covering the Rowdy Day Fest in Hitchcock, Texas thanks to Andy McDonald and his fine staff!   From the sweet lady at check-in who said: “I remember you from last year!” to the friendly folks filling…