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Doug Freeman

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Tapping Into the New Old Settler’s Music Festival

Checking in with Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, the women of I'm With Her, and more

Music Feature, Apr. 19, 2018

God-Fearing, Honky-Tonk Man Josh T. Pearson Tries to Play It Straight

Airplay with the Lord

Music Feature, Apr. 12, 2018

Brandi Carlile’s Cathartic Second Act

Austin City Limits taping prompts waterworks

Music Daily, Apr. 11, 2018 3:00 PM

Please Don’t Stop, Marmalakes

“Slow Dance” previews Austin twosome’s first full-length

Music Daily, Apr. 6, 2018 10:00 AM

How Heartless Bastards Frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom Arrived at Her Solo Debut

Songwriting at the edge of her comfort zone on Sweet Unknown

Music Feature, Apr. 5, 2018

Uncle Walt’s Band

Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing

Music Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Jerry Jeff Walker in a New Key

“I got a real bad sore throat and the rest is history”

Music Daily, Mar. 26, 2018 1:45 PM

SXSW Music Review: Keith Urban

Country superstar’s “Wasted Time”

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2018 3:00 PM

SXSW Music Review: A Tribute to Blaze Foley

Ethan Hawke’s film spotlights ATX Eighties grit

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2018 2:45 PM

SXSW Music Review: Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion

Outside the Downtown fray the Americana fest didn't disappoint

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2018 3:20 PM

SXSW Music Review: Garden & Gun Showcase

Are you ready for the country (revolution)?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2018 12:50 PM

SXSW Music Review: Low, Josh T. Pearson, SYML

Strange exorcisms in a Downtown church

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2018 1:15 PM

Must-See Country Acts at SXSW Music

This 12-pack of artists is rewriting the rules of C&W

Music Feature, Mar. 14, 2018

SXSW Music Review: Discover Denton Showcase

North Texans prove their own live music capital

Music Daily, Mar. 13, 2018 1:00 PM

Auckland City Limits? Absolutely.

Expanding the “City Limits” brand beyond Austin

Music Daily, Mar. 9, 2018 12:50 PM

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music

“The banjo is such an interesting instrument because it’s like a musical id and ego”

Music Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Feels Like the First Time

The 36th annual Austin Music Awards mark a number of debuts

Music Feature, Feb. 22, 2018

Sue Foley Record Review

The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)

Music Feature, Feb. 22, 2018

Quit Your Day Job

Stark singer-songwriter David Ramirez used to box up 15,000 pies a day

Music Feature, Feb. 8, 2018

Wild Child


Music Review, Feb. 8, 2018

Good Field

Surface Tension

Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018

At Home With the Armadillo

At Home With the Armadillo

Music Review, Feb. 1, 2018

Randy Reynolds


Music Review, Jan. 25, 2018

Mike & the Moonpies

Steak Night at the Prairie Rose

Music Review, Jan. 25, 2018

Bon Iver’s Avalanche of Sound

Lyrical punch amid aural chaos proves maddening and mesmerizing

Music Daily, Jan. 21, 2018 2:40 PM

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar Goes Goth

“I can’t imagine writing another batch of songs like this again”

Music Daily, Jan. 11, 2018 9:00 AM

Jai Malano, Tomar & the FCs, Honey Made

Stubb’s, Jan. 7

Music Review, Jan. 11, 2018

Quit Your Day Job: Sam Baker

Song whisperer once picked cotton

Music Feature, Jan. 4, 2018

Top 10 National Albums of 2017

National themed lists

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

2017 Music Critics Poll

Best roadshow, best new local acts, R.I.P.s, etc.

Music Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Bill Carter

Bill Carter

Music Review, Dec. 21, 2017

Wild Bill Ogden

Fighting for the Title

Music Review, Dec. 21, 2017

Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few

by Diana Finlay Hendricks

Music Review, Dec. 14, 2017

Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life & Times of Kinky Friedman

by Mary Lou Sullivan

Music Review, Dec. 14, 2017


Automatic for the People (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Music Review, Dec. 7, 2017

Bob Dylan

Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Music Review, Dec. 7, 2017

Broadcasts Vol. 25

Broadcasts Vol. 25

Music Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Whitney Rose

Rule 62

Music Review, Nov. 30, 2017

The Sour Notes

Darkest Sour

Music Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Project ATX6

The city’s unofficial music ambassador program turns 4 thanks to the sweat equity of founder Chris Brecht

Music Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

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