Via.Johnny Gimble and Bob Wills, circa '64What you'll find after the jump was posted to Vimeo only a few hours ago: a cleaned-up version version of Ken Harrison's 1981 doc on Western Swing fiddle-playing legend Johnny Gimble titled, simply, Gimble's Swing. The film, made for the Tennessee Folklor ... More >>
Just got off the phone with the great Bud Buschardt, for whom I had a question about something I never knew existed, which we'll get to tomorrow. At which point Bud, a longtime WFAA man teaching RTVF at UNT, told me a few other things. Then, he said: "You know, Mike Rabon of the Five Americans has w ... More >>
This year's trophy will look nothing like the Heisman. Sorry to get your hopes up.A few weeks back, the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards balloting process began--somewhat quietly, I admit.
Distinguished area musicians, producers, booking agents, sound engineers, bloggers, journalists a ... More >>
Not long ago I found my VHS copy of Ninth Life, director Ken Harrison's made-in-Deep Ellum noir-thriller that -- hey, quite the coincidence -- celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. We really oughta have a celebratory screening and invite some of the stars, among them Kim Pendleton and Matthew P ... More >>
THe BAcksliders practice their table manners during a promotional photo shoot. THe BAcksliders will release Thank You, the follow-up to last year's You're Welcome, as part of a five-band bill Saturday, May 16, at House of Blues. Joining Kim Pendleton and Co. on the all-local bill are Somebody's Darl ... More >>
I'll be honest. I was somewhat underwhelemed by THe BAcksliders' 2008 release, You're Welcome. It was weird, I thought. Here's this raucous, straight up rock 'n' roll band--one that's pretty darn great live, and here's this disc that just shimmers in crisp, clean, shiny production. Something didn't ... More >>