Texas music bleeds the blues, but finding a place to enjoy them in Dallas-Fort Worth area seems nearly impossible these days. A younger generation of rising starts like Jason Elmore and Larry Lampkin make their guitars moan the blues like masters Lance Lopez and Stevie Ray Vaughan once did. They wer ... More >>
In March of 2010, Sam Bush was granted the title "Father of Newgrass" by the Kentucky state government. That's kind of a big deal. Bush is as revered and accomplished a player as can be found in music where "grass" is in its title. Whether it's traditional bluegrass, newgrass or the more amped-up ... More >>
Gillian Welch Majestic Theatre Saturday, June 9 In this week's paper, Gillian Welch let us know what the live show might be like, when she described her recording process to us. "My favorite sound on Earth is the sound of voices and instruments combining in the air. We let it all combine naturally ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.
Marty StuartTraditional country music champion Marty Stuart hasn't been a major force on the Billboard country charts for some time now. But don't confuse that absence as a sign of Stuart having slowed down in the least. In fact, the man's arguably more relevant today than he was during his wave ... More >>
In this week's dead tree edition of DC9, Doug Davis wrote a little preview for tonight's pretty phenomenal bill at City Tavern, featuring Kurt Vile & The Violators, Purling Hiss and Dallas' own True Widow.It should be a great show, for sure, given the recent successes Vile has had. Writes Dav ... More >>
Friday, November 19, at City Tavern
It warms my heart to see some good boys from Texas doing well for themselves--and Cadillac Sky heats this ol' ticker just fine. Originally from Fort Worth, Cadillac Sky has gone on to considerable recognition and praise from bluegrass, roots, and folk fans across the nation for their genre fusing an ... More >>
Wednesday, April 30, at the Granada Theater
A bluegrass legend visits Fort Worth
It's getting hot up in this piece
When Good Records announced it would close for a week to move from Deep Ellum to its shiny new Lower Greenville location, record nerds like me gasped, frightened at the prospect of not being able to buy our favorite indie releases that Tuesday. When the store re-opened at its new location a week aft ... More >>
Mary Cutrufello's music is full of country heartache. But Texas' most unlikely honky-tonk star is about to become her own boss.
Another true original leaves us
Doc Watson still likes to pick