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Video: Balmorhea “Remembrance”
All hail West Texas
DAILY Music  April 29, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...Balmorhea drew inspiration for its third album, All Is Wild, All Is Silent (Western Vinyl) from William B. Dewees’ Letters From an Early Settler of Texas to a Friend, published in 1852..."

Into the Wild
Balmorhea might not be one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, but it scored the movement
Music Story  September 18, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...This excerpt is scrawled on the inside cover of Balmorhea's third LP, All Is Wild, All Is Silent (see "SXSW Records," March 20), setting the scene for the local sextet's take on colonial independence. Cinematic in breadth and temperament, the album charts an instrumental pilgrimage across the endless hills and valleys of Central Texas...."

SXSW 09 Picks 2 Click
Neoclassical instrumentalists venture into the wild
Music Story  March 13, 2009, by Austin Powell

Day Trips
Columns  August 9, 1996, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Everywhere you go in the Balmorhea State Park you are reminded of the 20 million gallons of water a day pouring out of the springs. In the dry, low lands of the Chihuahua Desert west of Fort Stockton where cacti are the primary vegetation, San Solomon Springs turns the West Texas park into an oasis...."

Music Review  September 28, 2012, by Austin Powell
"...BalmorheaStranger (Western Vinyl)..."

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017
Consensus on the best local platters
Music Story  December 28, 2017, by Greg Beets, Thomas Fawcett, Raoul Hernandez, Abby Johnston, Lauren Modery, Rachel Rascoe, Tim Stegall and Michael Toland
"...7) Balmorhea, Clear Language (Western Vinyl)..."

Music Review  March 7, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...BalmorheaRivers Arms (Western Vinyl)..."

Aisha Burns
Music Review  September 27, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...Aisha Burns adds violin and occasional vocals to local orchestral-folk sextet Balmorhea, and now offers her solo debut. Caught in the sea change indicated by its title, the album equivocates between demure vulnerability and a steadfast self-assuredness..."

Music Review  October 7, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...BalmorheaLive at Sint-Elisabethkerk (Western Vinyl)..."

Wednesday Rewind
Spoiler Alert: Whiskey Shivers viral video ends badly
DAILY Music  August 24, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Balmorhea “Candor” Once a tour-only exclusive, Balmorhea's Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk, is getting a proper push next month from Austin's Western Vinyl. Let's hope it's not a limited run, for a far too many people missed local instrumentalists' excellent 7-inch “Candor” b/w “Clamor,” whose title track gets pretty cosmic in the hands of director Mike Anderson..."

Off the Record
White Denim powers up on the road, Chaos in Tejas keeps home fires burning, and more
Music Column  June 3, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...While surfing late-night television in Portland, Ore., OTR heard Balmorhea's distinct chamber-pop miniatures scoring Volvo's new ad campaign. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Muller confirmed the finding, adding that the band has also landed a spot with Intel and is set to release a new live CD package, Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk, recorded in Gent, Belgium, in November 2010..."

Music Review  March 19, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...BalmorheaConstellations (Western Vinyl)..."

Off the Record
Handicapping the decade in Austin music and playing favorites for the Chronicle Music Poll
Music Column  January 1, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...9) BALMORHEA All Is Wild, All Is Silent (Western Vinyl) 10 Locals to Watch in 2010..."

Ballet Austin, Feb. 16
Music Review  February 22, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...BalmorheaBallet Austin, Feb. 16..."

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
February's full of fun
DAILY Travel  February 1, 2019, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Closed in May 2018 due to structural concerns, the pool at Balmorhea State Park may reopen to swimmers later this year. In January, Apache Corporation, which has oil drilling operations in the area, delivered on a $1 million promise to help repair the popular swimming hole..."

Day Trips: Top 10s
The biggest Texas travel happenings of 2018
Columns  December 27, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...6) The pool at Balmorhea State Park closed in May due to structural problems. The good news is that the $2 million fundraising campaign for repairs is nearing its goal..."

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year
DAILY Travel  December 1, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Work continues on the repairs to the Balmorhea State Park’s pool since it was closed in early May due to structural damage. Garrison Brothers Distillery will donate $5 from each bottle of Balmorhea Bourbon sold this year to the restoration project at the West Texas spring-fed pool...."

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Titanic, turtle hatchlings, and Texas beaches after Harvey
DAILY Travel  June 1, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...In the dry landscape of West Texas finding an oasis can be extremely difficult and one of the most popular is closed to the public until further notice. The pool at Balmorhea State Park north of Fort Davis is off-limits pending repairs..."

Playback: The Big Three
Remember major labels? Meet three underground locals on them.
Music Column  September 4, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Balmorhea hit the Parish Sunday for their first hometown gig in a year. The alt-classical sextet, whose song "Bowsprit" can be heard weekly on recently renewed TV drama Rectify, look to the future and past with a 7-inch featuring two new slight, pastoral compositions as well as a reissue of the group's debut LP, both arriving on local label Western Vinyl next month...."

Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
Music Column  January 3, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Instrumental: Balmorhea..."

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