Last week Eater Austin's (and ex Dallas-ite) Andrea Grimes reported that a huge painting of Johnny Cash was stolen out of Max's Wine Dive on San Jacinto Boulevard in Austin. The piece was commissioned to Tra' Slaughter of Houston and this large mural was supposed to spend some time at each Max aroun ... More >>
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Jamie Kinser started booking shows after shaking hands with Ernest Tubb's nephew, Lucky Tubb. Before long, a handshake turned into a partnership. Next thing you know, Kinser's original en ... More >>
Been saving this one for today: February 26, the day John R. Cash was born in Kingland, Arkansas in 1932. It's a keepsake from Cash's last-ever show in Dallas: March 15, 1997, at the Majestic Theatre, with June Carter Cash by his side. Johnny had hoped to hit the road months earlier to tour behin ... More >>
When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character.
Of course, Texas is f ... More >>
Johnny Cash at the Big "D" Jamboree in the mid-'50sA good Friend of Unfair Park who knows of my fondness for Johnny Cash and the old Big "D" Jamboree -- and those magical moments when they meet on a piece of paper -- was kind enough to send along this Columbia/Legacy press release issued yesterda ... More >>
Sweet, sweet Norah.Back on Monday night, Norah Jones performed as part of the 2011 Webby Awards Gala in New York City. Why? Well, we're not so sure. But, hey, a nice performance nonetheless -- she covered Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" with the help of a backing band and some superbly art directe ... More >>