By Kelly Dearmore
By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
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By Alice Laussade
The top live shows of 1997
The Jayhawks, Stubb's Barbecue in Austin, March 15.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Poor David's Pub, March 29.
Mary Cutrufello, Sons of Hermann Hall, June 14.
Cowboy Mouth, Stubb's Barbecue in Austin, June 25.
Junior Brown, Sons of Hermann Hall, August 29.
Barry Kooda, The Dallasite Club, August 16.
All the Tea in China, Poor David's Pub, October 9.
Rick Koster is a contributor to the Observer music section who now writes about music for the New London, Connecticut, Day.