Shel Silverstein

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Crystal Yates Chased Her Country Music Dreams from Florida to McKinney

    As a child growing up in the tiny town of Niceville, Florida, McKinney transplant and country singer-songwriter Crystal Yates couldn't avoid the twangy sounds of country music even if she had wanted to. "My mom says I could sing 'Why Don't You Love Me' by Hank Williams before I could say my ABCs," e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Artist Scott Krakowski Grew Up on DFW Music

    Recently I was on a search to hire a poster artist for a project of my own, and I happed across Scott Krakowski, and his new poster for a show coming up at The Crown and Harp. I loved his work. I found his prices to be expensive-leaning, but I scraped my dough together and hired him anyway. Scott ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Jamie Kinser, DFW's Lady in Black

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Breathe Owl Breathe's Top Five-ish Favorite Children's Books

    Michigan's Breathe Owl Breathe knows how to make young parents rather happy. Their latest offering is an imaginative and heartwarming 7-inch/children's book combo, The Listeners/ These Train Tracks. (Personal aside: I'm a father of a 4 year old, and I've put in way too much time singing to Wonder Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Listomania: Eight Jewish Musical Icons To Celebrate On This Final Night of Chanukah

    ​When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009


    The DSO welcomes the Irish Rovers

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007

    Shel Game

    See the bawdier side of Silverstein

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006

    Staying Put

    Alexander hits the stage at the Eisemann

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

    Need a little alt in your country? These ten don't.

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Bobby Bare Jr., Will Johnson, Bosque Brown

    Friday, July 15, at Rubber Gloves

  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Let Us Bray

    Spirit willing, flesh (and acting) weak in WaterTower's annual Out of the Loop fest

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Johnny Cash, 1932-2003

    The Man in Black left his mark not only on the music world, but on ours as well

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Soler Power

    Plus: Summer Reading List; Iraq and Roll

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Digging Down

    When Bobby Bare Jr. turned his music down, a great album turned up

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Johnny Cash

    American III: Solitary Man (American Recordings)