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Michelle Malone: Connected to Dirt
Listen, my children, and you shall hear tales beginning with the lengend, “In the early days of South by Southwest....” From Georgia’s ripe scene, Michelle Malone could tell a few, having debuted at SXSW 1988. Saturday, she joins her Southern folk-rock with ATX’s Patrice Pike and Houston native Jen Foster at the Saxon Pub.

10:47AM Fri. Oct. 18, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Suzy Bogguss: Staying True to the Impulse
When Suzy Bogguss titled her recent CD American Folk Songbook, she wasn’t kidding. The Illinois-born country singer-songwriter actually used her grade school songbook as inspiration for the recording and show she’ll be performing at One World Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 17.

3:00PM Tue. Oct. 15, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

The Hightower Legacy
“One thing about Donna Hightower I want people to know, she wasn’t retired.” Ex-Austinite and vocalist Denia Ridley called yesterday from France, the day of Little Donna Hightower’s memorial. The 86-year-old jazz singer died August 20, leaving an international legacy that ended in Austin.

4:47PM Wed. Aug. 28, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Shirley Ratisseau’s Last Blues
Shirley Ratisseau, 84, died Friday, April 12. With her passed a largely undocumented piece of Texas music history that began at her birth. She was inducted into the Austin Music Awards’ Hall of Fame in March.

12:31PM Tue. Apr. 16, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Suzi Quatro Coming to Austin
Our favorite rockrgrl local or otherwise, Carla DeSantis Black, returns with another conference for female musicians up her velvety sleeve. The first annual MEOW Con takes place Oct. 24-26 at the Renaissance Hotel, with keynote speaker SUZI QUATRO. I hoped that would get your attention.

2:27PM Wed. Apr. 10, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Carson McHone
Releasing an album or recording remains a milestone for any musician. Tonight at the White Horse, 10pm, Carson McHone oversees her first EP. I booked the young local for a U18 Threadgill’s series several summers back, and found myself utterly charmed by the teen songwriter citing onetime local Ana Egge as an inspiration.

3:20PM Tue. Jan. 22, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

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First Came Memphis Minnie
“Excuse me, guys, I’m doing an interview. Just hang out.” Maria Muldaur muffles the cellphone she’s speaking on as she drives from Florida to dates that includes New Orleans, Houston, Denton, and a Sunday night gig in Fredericksburg at the Hill Top Cafe. If all you know of her is 1974 hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” get ready, because Maria Muldaur is on a mission.

10:25AM Fri. Nov. 2, 2012, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Celtic Tiger Moya Brennan
Moya Brennan. If the name looks unfamiliar, think of Mairé Brennan. If that doesn’t ring Irish bells, think of the ethereal voice on the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack. All three are one and the same. Brennan headlines Fiesta Gardens this weekend for the 16th annual Austin Celtic Festival.

9:07AM Thu. Nov. 1, 2012, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Why Pie?
Given last night's all-star Hey, Loretta! Hillbilly Hoedown and Pie Social at the Continental Club, the proceeds of which benefited the SIMS Foundation, I looked up the history of pie socials to see how they developed. Finally! Something Wikipedia has no entry for!

1:25PM Tue. Apr. 10, 2012, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

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