"...After five months away from the stage, Price is now holding court for no cover on Tuesdays, 8-10pm, at the Little Darlin' – a super South Austin bar with an XXL patio. Little Darlin' co-owner Mike Sanchez, who spent a decade tending bar at Emo's on Red River, says turnout for the song stylist's performances has been solid since beginning in April..."
"...The Little Darlin' 6507 Circle S Rd., 512/814-0999 www.fb.com/TheLittleDarlin [image-2]..."
"...Dale WatsonThe Little Darlin' Sessions (Koch)..."
"...Earlier this year, Watson went into the studio with famed Sixties producer Aubrey Mayhew and steel guitarist Lloyd Green to record a modern-day Little Darlin' record, a nod to Johnny Paycheck's legendary country music label. Watson set out to prove that new songs recorded with a Sixties mentality can still sound fresh today..."
"..."Texas Little Darlin'," Johnny Mercer..."
"...I ride a Harley now. It's not what you ride; it's how you ride, little darlin'...."
"...Songs like "His Eyes" tell simple stories with words and music that linger long after the CD stops spinning. Others, like the burgeoning Austin-centric hit "Sweet Tequila Blues" and "Say Little Darlin'" mix humor with sentiment..."
"...With your three raffle tickets you can bid on items from the Little Darlin', South Austin Music, Blue Sky Design, El Chile, the Liberty, Hometown Amp Repair, and many more. Fine Southern Gentlemen will be on hand printing up high-quality Chili Dog Fest shirts, so be sure to bring some extra cash, and/or your own shirt if you wanna save a couple bucks..."
"...Sunday, MIotM brings rap rabble-rousers Dead Prez to the Little Darlin' for a free daytime show. That night, Midas touch beatmaker/producer Dan the Automator turns up for a family-style DJ set/dinner/cocktail hour at Swift's Attic..."
"...The unlikely crossroads be-tween the Old Settler's Music Festival and the annual Record Store Day turned out to be the parking lot of End of an Ear on Saturday, April 18. Lafayette, La.'s Beausoleil translated its tumbling Cajun music through covers of Julie Miller's mournful "Little Darlin'" and the bayou soul of Bobby Charles' "I Spent All My Money Loving You" that left approximately 100 locals shuffling in the gravel for the better part of an hour..."
"...Louisiana's leading purveyors of Cajun music keep things interesting by stirring up blues (a reimagining of Dylan's "Rollin' & Tumblin," "Rouler et Tourner") and country (a rollicking take of Julie Miller's "Little Darlin'") into a jazzy stew that's both uplifting and danceable. Fiddler and figurehead Michael Doucet and band are joined by Natalie Merchant, John Sebastian, Roswell Rudd, and Garth Hudson for one of Beausoleil's best efforts in a 30-something-year career..."
"...Some will be drawn to songs they know from the pop charts: Bernard Hardison's "Too Much," later a No. 1 hit for Elvis; Christine Kittrell's "I'm a Woman," a hit for Peggy Lee; teen vocal group the Gladiolas' "Little Darlin'," a four-million seller when done by Canada's the Diamonds; and Arthur Alexander's "Soldier of Love," covered by the Beatles, Marshall Crenshaw, and Pearl Jam..."
"...Johnny Paycheck's '66-'68 jukebox gold, The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years (Country Music Foundation), brilliantly confines itself to three subjects: loneliness, despair, jealousy..."
"...Bobby Helms & Johnny PaycheckA Little Darlin' Christmas (Koch)..."
"...They borrow songs from Bob Dylan ("Wallflower") and Richard Thompson ("Keep Your Distance"), and enlist Emmylou Harris for another (the sublime "Forever Has Come to an End"). Their songs have a backwater melancholy that never quite congeals into gloom, while their sparse arrangements, substituting a Hammond B-3 for steel guitar, can still stomp ferociously as on "Little Darlin'." Their songwriting is stunningly evocative and powerful, with Julie Miller's lyrics gently asserting her spirituality..."