The Blanton Museum of Art
"...At the close of Alejandro Escovedo’s heroic United Sounds of Austin concert at the Moody Theatre January 2014, a three-hour overview of local music history as recounted in words, pictures, and song by Terry Allen, Roky Erickson, Butch Hancock, Lucinda Williams, and many others, the Painted Redstarts scrambled onstage for one final number. Introduced by Jon Dee Graham, the teens then ripped a page from his and Escovedo’s good book: the True Believers’ “She’s Got.” Killed is what she got...."
"...The guests alone are compelling: Lucinda Williams, Joe Ely, Roky Erickson, Butch Hancock, Rosie Flores, Terry Allen, J.T. Van Zandt, Steve James, plus the Skunks, the Hickoids, and many more..."
"...Opener "Fire on the Wire" pulses with a roots-hewn Dire Straits fluidity underscored by Randy Weeks' slide guitar, plus a lyric equally lubricated by a silk-tongued trickster ("I can't find a drink of water standing in the pouring rain"). Mumfordians will recognize the rolling collusion of Carter's mandolin and shoefly fiddle from Terry Allen cohort Richard Bowden on "Revelry," while the state of the great new American songbook, "Amerijuana" ("I smoke marijuana, play Americana"), plays for a belly laugh..."
"...Rosie Flores and her powder blue Telecaster generated palpable sparks on “Velvet Guitar,” while Terry Allen – at the Cactus Cafe this Friday – almost stole the show at the black grand piano with Escovedo’s “I Was Drunk” and “Broken Bottle.” Back-up singer Karla Manzur took on Boxing Mirror producer John Cale’s “Amsterdam,” Patricia Vonne danced a stilling “She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” and Amy Cook possessed a second Escovedo tune in set sealer “Notes on Air.”..."
"...Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, and Ron Sexsmith were all given a spotlight, or in the case of Townes, two. Even Terry Allen was credited as the inspiration for a new tune, “The Ship On His Arm.” But Harris was equally generous with her current band the Red Dirt Boys, especially guitarist Will Kimbrough and fiddler/mandolin player Rickie Simpkins, who added vocals throughout...."
"...Pretense-free originals and potent covers of songs from Eddie Hinton, J.J. Cale, and Terry Allen are all performed with skill and verve to make the Drakes, at the very least, Austin's greatest bar band...."
"...Wonderful and frightening, to walk a dream street where nobody lived and to feel both the lost boy I'd been and the man I'd become. "Here we are again," I'd say to several of my selves, "just the same and completely different." Sometimes I'd think of a Terry Allen line: "This is real life."..."
"...29, 2pm, at AMOA – Downtown. And a concert featuring printmakers/musicians Bob Schneider and Terry Allen together on stage for the first time will be held Saturday, Jan..."
"...He launches into an anecdote about song don Terry Allen "tricking" the Lubbock Mafia into helping him put on a play in Philly, 1994's Chippy. Hancock's part involved a barbershop quartet delivering its number in boxer shorts and cowboy boots..."
"...Kevin Higgins is best known as a member of the Dust Devils. His solo debut, Find Your Shine (Little Train), rolls by like a phantom, filled with West Texas landscapes and dusty poetry that combine for a listening experience similar to Jesse Winchester or Terry Allen..."
"...A 2009 United States Artists Fellow, one of 50 recipients (including Terry Allen) receiving $50,000 from the L.A. nonprofit, Lokumbe's played Austin exactly once, last June at the Long Center as the jazz core of Conspirare's Rock My Soul concert..."
"...... I think I lost a little talent") by taking up another acoustic guitar and joining his forebearers in church chorus Flatlanders original "Sowing on the Mountain." In the finale, Ely's "I Had My Hopes Up High" and Townes Van Zandt's steamrolling "White Freight Liner Blues" reaped and sowed exhilaration until Terry Allen's "Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy" left the congregation lit up for paradise...."
"...He passed before I could get him to sing his part. About a year later, I got the opportunity to record that song, so I asked Terry [Allen] if he would do it." Laredo..."
"...Some, such as Delbert McClinton's strings-laden "Texas Me" and Alejandro Escovedo's bittersweet "Too Little Too Late," ought to be included in the performers' live sets; the Gourds' spot-on "Nuevo Laredo" often is. Others, such as Terry Allen's unexpected "I'm Not That Kat Anymore" and Freda & the Firedogs' yearning "Be Real," are sweetly nostalgic..."
"...Nevertheless, the cosmic quintet gathered last Saturday at Joe Gracey's Spicewood studio to cut Sahm's "Be Real" in homage to the original Texas Tornado for Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm. The Lone Star-studded compilation, due in late March through Vanguard Records, features a stellar stable of local talent, including Jimmie Vaughan ("Why, Why, Why"), Alejandro Escovedo ("Too Little Too Late"), the Gourds ("Nuevo Laredo"), and Terry Allen with Joe Ely ("I'm Not That Kat Anymore"), while co-producer Shawn Sahm covered "Mendocino" with Augie Meyers for the occasion..."
"...While West Texas legends Joe Ely and Terry Allen sing praise for Austin's Ryan Bingham, his 2007 Lost Highway debut, Mescalito, offered only a smidgen to distinguish him from others in the Red Dirt scene. Forty minutes in front of an ample crowd made up for it, Bingham and his trio of Dead Horses impressing with a set that leaned heavily on Scorchers roar and Southern rock stomp..."
"...Bingham ultimately caught the attention of Nashville's Lost Highway Records while opening for Joe Ely at the Cactus Cafe. His label debut, 2007's Mescalito, bucks hard out of the chute, mixing Texas roadhouse flair with Crazy Horse-style guitar rave-ups in classic outlaw spirit, particularly the Terry Allen duet "Ghost of Travelin' Jones." The album earned him a nomination for New Emerging Artist of the Year at last week's Americana Music Association Awards...."
"...Appearances by lightweights Wayne Toups and Bonnie Raitt wannabe Teresa James slow things down considerably, but McClinton's history is presented in a way that snaps, including reminisces from old partner Glen Clark (Delbert & Glen) and the rascally Kinky Friedman. The DVD adds an hour of bonus material to the theatrical release, which is only notable for the inclusion of songs by Buddy Miller and Terry Allen..."
"...Last year Carll returned to Crystal Beach but this time with a cadre of artists to launch his Stingaree Music Festival, a veritable spring break of Texas troubadours. Stingaree represents the merging of worlds for Carll: the inspirational wellspring of his struggling past and his emerging success alongside songwriters like Hubbard, Gurf Morlix, and Terry Allen...."
"..."There's not a lot to do there but hang out at the bar and hope you don't get shot," Carll confides. "Let's just say you meet some characters." This weekend the singer-songwriter returns to Crystal Beach to host the second annual Stingaree Music Festival, headlined by Terry Allen and featuring like-minded locals Ray Wylie Hubbard (who co-wrote "Drunken Poet's Dream"), Band of Heathens, Will Kimbrough, Eliza Gilkyson, Gurf Morlix, and the Dedringers..."