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  • 13 years ago

    When Ruthie Foster steps onstage, she is strikingly quiet. Her presence is quiet; her voice is quiet. Her small frame has a language that is very quiet. No divas here, it says. No bullshit, either. And you wonder if this is the same blues-gospel-f...

  • 15 years ago

    The least surprising thing about Curt Kirkwood's new venture is that it's based in Austin. There's more to it than the fact that his new bandmates were based here. And it's not, as drummer and new bandmate Shandon Sahm, quips, "because Texas has b...

  • 17 years ago

    The Texas in Terry Allen shoots across the fiber-optic miles from New Mexico with the force of a West Texas rainstorm. Casually stirring up the dust-dervishes of good and God and beauty and pain, the renegade sculptor-painter-musician is talking a...

  • 17 years ago

    It's a crazy-hot Saturday evening at the Dessau Music Hall, a dancehall in far North Austin. It's so hot that the sun sweats all over the people in the parking lot outside. The place is abuzz--even the mosquitoes know something's up; they're out i...

  • 18 years ago

    Sara Hickman said it herself. She was always the girl on the front porch...the girl next door...the girl wearing gingham, playing guitar, spreading joy with the crystal-bell, soft-dove voice as she sang "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah." She was the hometown gi...


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