Donny Ray Ford

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    You've No Doubt Seen "Crazy Picture Guy" At Area Shows. Now Learn His Backstory.

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."​Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    Back-Door Santas

    I tore apart the house this morning looking for my copy of Idol Records' 2000 Christmas comp Electric Ornaments, so I could share with you Chomsky's peppy rendition of the gloomy holiday fave "Christmas Time is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. No luck; guess it's off to CD World this morning. ( ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Miller Time

    Old 97's front man talks about the past, the present and the future

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Korn holed

    It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?

  • Culture

    September 17, 1998

    Absolute perfection

    Reed Easterwood's record is one of the year's best. Good luck finding it

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Broken Fever

    The hardest thing Nick Brisco ever did was grow up

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Yuletide resuscitation

    Big Iron comes back for another round

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Too cool for us

    According to Spin, Columbus, Ohio, is more of a music town than Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Music

    August 28, 1997

    Pilgrims at rest

    Barry Kooda tries to mend a broken heart

  • Music

    July 24, 1997
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    May 22, 1997

    A fistful of tunes

    The Big Gundown squints into the sun, throws its serape over its shoulder, and makes its play

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Winner's circle

    All the bands that fit,and one that quit

  • Music

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    No retreat

    After the setback of the Cartwrights, Donny Ray Ford gets a taste of success

  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Junkyard jazz

    The Calways go a little crazy

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

  • Music

    February 22, 1996
  • Music

    December 14, 1995
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    November 30, 1995

    There's a tear in his beer

    Carrol Collyer struggles to pay the tab at Naomi's Lounge

  • Music

    July 20, 1995
  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Collyers of the wild

    Lone Star Trio offshoot sprouts deep country roots

  • Music

    June 15, 1995

    Shock rock

    Hagfish tries to figure out if they're punk, pop, or just plain horny

  • Music

    May 11, 1995
  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    Thank God he's a pretty boy

    Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?

  • Music

    December 1, 1994

    Beating time

    New Bohemians show proves you can go home again, but only for a little while

  • Music

    November 3, 1994

    End of an era

    After seven years and hundreds of thousands of miles, Killbilly calls it quits