"...FRI 17 Lucinda Williams, Terry Allen, Stubb's..."
"...Charlie, who's been written off as both a blues guitarist and a post-wave rocker, performed onstage with his idol Tom Waits earlier this year, punctuating the fact that he shares more in music spirituality with Alejandro Escovedo than Stevie Ray Vaughan. Will, whose writing credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills to Joe Ely and Bill Carter, names Terry Allen and Sheryl Crow hitmaker David Baerwald among his favorite writing partners...."
"...While the cast talking and singing anchored the epic show – most notably Lucinda Williams, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Rosie Flores, Roky Erickson, and Terry Allen – the narratives weaving together the disparate threads of local musical legacies made the night truly unique. From Dr..."
"...Closer to home there's the Austin-based 13 Ways to Live, which was conceived by a trio of local musicians, keyboardist Bukka Allen, guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, and cellist Brian Standefer, collectively known as Screen Door Music. It's an album of songs performed by a stellar cast, including Alejandro Escovedo, Patty Griffin, Terry Allen, Butch Hancock, Richard Buckner, and Abra Moore..."
"...If only. At its heart The Core recalls the glory years of Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake), especially his television work on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea – Eckhart is no Richard Basehart, of course, but so much of this film is pure hooey, and so great is its need to impress, that you often get the feeling you’re watching some Saturday morning rerun on Sci-Fi Matinee..."
"...Lickona appeared to make a special announcement, inducting Maines into the ACL Hall of Fame. By their count, he’s appeared on the program more than any other performer, backing everyone from Terry Allen to Terri Hendrix..."
"...Joe Teusch hailed from Dumas, up in the Panhandle, the broad flatlands that spawned Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs. Later, the area produced another generation of unparalleled songwriters, including Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and Butch Hancock...."
"...Hernandez: Terry Allen, Paramount Theatre..."
"...Lickona also foretold that Tedeschi, her fellow guitarist and husband Derek Trucks, and their 10-piece band would blow the roof of the place. That became obvious from the first song, a charged cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Break in the Road.” The Tedeschi Trucks Band wasn’t fooling around...."
"...Follow-up Sailin' Shoes recuts the latter ode to "Dallas Alice," rides on out to the "Texas Rose Cafe" ("love to be found in Austin town"), and spanks a "Teenage Nervous Breakdown." Uncontested masterpiece Dixie Chicken (1973) revamped the foot patrol with guitarist Paul Barrere, bassist Kenny Gradney, and percussionist Sam Clayton, still the core of Little Feat. George's shooting star decade of genius (including production of the Grateful Dead's Shakedown Street) peaks on the rich, New Orleans mojo of Dixie Chicken, whose silky guitar leads, river deep rhythms, and soul sister harmonies aspire to the great Allen Toussaint's famed Southern Nights via midnight soaks "Roll Um Easy" and "Fat Man in the Bathtub." Follow-up Feats Don't Fail Me Now arrived as a group effort, with successive works The Last Record Album and Times Loves a Hero (featuring Terry Allen cover "New Delhi Freight Train") delving into electric piano noodling as George recedes until a fatal heart attack in 1979 at the age of 34..."
"...What do Jaston Williams, Joe Ely, and Jo Carol Pierce have in common, besides first names that begin with the letter J? How about flat land, high winds, and uncommon levels of creativity? All belong to that curious breed of Texan who survived life in the Panhandle and went on to make names for themselves in the arts. (See also Buddy Holly, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Terry Allen, Jo Harvey Allen, Lloyd and Natalie Maines, Delbert McClinton, Mac Davis, et al.) Something about that environment fans the flame of a wild, creative spirit, whether you grew up there, as Ely and Pierce did, or landed there to attend Texas Tech, as Williams did in 1969..."
"...Perhaps the sleeper showcase of SXSW takes place in South Austin at the home of a knight of the round table. A single grouping with four of the best songwriters this state ever produced tallies its own raisons d'etre, particularly when it stars two Flatlanders (Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and even money Joe Ely shows too), one True Believer (Jon Dee Graham), and another flatlander in multimedia maven Terry Allen, whose new disc Bottom of the World rides to heaven and hell and back..."
"...Jesse Taylor died last night ["TCB," Music, March 10]. Bukka (Allen, my son) called and told us about an hour after he passed..."
"...Dear Editor, Jesse Taylor died last night [“TCB,” Music, March 10]. Bukka (Allen, my son) called and told us about an hour after he passed..."
"...Bukka Allen, Robbie Gjersoe, and Brian Standefer have a band of sorts that they refer to as Screen Door Music. It's really a collaboration that primarily creates instrumental music for film and other forms of media..."
"..."The Beautiful Waitress" is just that, a chance encounter with a fetching food-server, but Gilmore's breezy charm is so infectious it even excuses wince-worthy lines like, "It's not silly when she brings you your chili." An even better example is "Slippin," a swooning romp containing the memorable turn of phrase "you picked me up and threw me into afterglow." Calling Gilmore a singer-songwriter wouldn't quite be telling the whole story, however, because The Day also rocks with a rootsy fervor that at times approaches true rapture. Organist/accordionist Bukka Allen, himself the son of Lubbock sage Terry Allen, is particularly invaluable, turning opener "Good Times Stay" into a frisky, Cajun-inflected spin around the dance floor and "The Way We Are" into a lively Celtic reel..."
"...BUKKA ALLEN: Terry Allen's keyboard-playing son Bukka has been making a name for himself as both a sideman (Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, Ian Moore, David Baerwald, his father) and as a songwriter and performer on his own. His latest project is Screen Door Music, an instrumental act that scored the soundtrack to the locally shot Grand Champion, which will premiere in town later this spring..."
"...SWELL: These moody Californians have an admitted crush on Uma Thurman, as well as an intellectual side that you have to chuckle with. Album titles like 1991's soothingly thoughtful Well? and their newest, slightly edgier Beggars Banquet release, Too Many Days Without Thinking, tend to be indirect challenges; and their live shows swirl you around the rocks until you're stuck in just the right headspace..."
"...Today’s other big reveal is that the 2018/19 AMAs will be honoring two longtime creative forces in the Austin music community. First up, storied singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo, who will become the third recipient of the Townes Van Zandt Songwriting Award, following honorees Terry Allen and Joe Ely..."