Austin History Center
"...It's also for Derek O'Brien, Angela Strehli, Charlie Sexton, Paul and Diana Ray, Jimmie Vaughan, Sue Foley, Kim Wilson, Joe Ely, Denny Freeman, Riley Osborn, Bob Schneider, Lou Ann Barton, Ray Benson, Connie Hancock, and Marcia Ball. It's for Ian Moore, Will Sexton, Doyle Bramhalls I & II, Mike Judge, Miss Lavelle White, Gary Clark Jr., and the Keller Brothers..."
"...Like jazz, blues depends largely on improvisation, and when a musician taps a potent musical vein, the audience responds -- especially when it's a guitarist getting off a good line. What does it say about Joe Louis Walker, then, that there were exactly two bursts of applause (for him) during his first set at Antone's? Derek O'Brien saw his fair share of audience reciprocation, as did Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff, who blew the hell out of the harp and his saxophone, but Walker, red Les Paul Sunburst and all, didn't generate much applause other than those accompanying his opening salvo, "We're gonna start things off with some T-Bone." Good choice, and a few songs down the line, on a humming "Rocket 88," the band, including Tommy Shannon on bass, George Raines on drums, and Riley Osborn on Hammond, had a pretty good head of steam up -- enough to match that of a rowdy and good-sized audience..."
"...Guitarist and bandleader Derek O'Brien is working on a shuffle and gives a nod to bassist Roscoe Beck, inviting to the stage local guitarslinger Chris Duarte as vocalist Mike Cross takes a break. Riley Osborn and George Rains fall into the easy rhythms of keyboards and drums respectively as Duarte sprints up the steps to plug in with the veteran crew onstage...."
"...I adore her version. When I cut it for Austin City Limits, Riley Osborn played organ and he played such an amazing musical part that wasn't on the Watermelon record that this time I brought in a string section and had them cop Riley's part..."
"...I still believe in sending a ballot to all the past winners (just like the Baseball Hall of Fame does), and let a “Veterans Committee” add one to three new (old) members per year. We must all agree that the Hall of Fame cannot be called “complete” without including such deserving Austin area musicians and scenemakers (in no particular order) as ZZ Top, Waylon Jennings, Junior Franklin, Uranium Savages, Bobby Earl Smith, Earl Poole Ball, Charlie Robison, Esteban Jordan, Kaz Kazanoff, Tex Thomas, Kim Wilson, Eddie Wilson, Burton Wilson, Jubal Clark, Robert Powell St. John, Mandy Mercier, Herman the German, Larry Lange, Alex Napier, Mike Buck, Rodney Craig, Ray Hennig, Margaret Moser, Conni Hancock, Junior Brown, Chris O’Connell, Will Sexton, Carolyn Wonderland, Leeann Atherton, David Murray, Kathy Murray, the Golden Dawn, Denim, Edgar Winter, Freddy Fender, Ed Quinn, Jay Trachtenberg, Wali “Oat Willie” Stopher, Sandy Lockett, John Clay, Tracy Nelson, George Rains, Layton DePenning, Tailgators, Don Leady, Steve Doerr, Jackie Newhouse, Freddie Pharaoh, Little Joe Hernández, Alan Haynes, Two Hoots & a Holler, Pressure, the Lotions, Jim Mings, Bill Campbell, Houston White, the Storm, Lewis Cowdrey, Jimmy Day, Jimmy Carl Black, Arthur Brown, Dennis Keller, Shiva’s Headband & Spencer Perskin, Ed Vinyard, Jerry Barnett, Kenny Parker, Freda & the Firedogs, Krackerjack, Eve Monsees, Gary Clark Jr., Ike Ritter, Doak Snead, Sweet Mary Egan, Bill Ham, Rex Bell, Rusty Bell, Joe Gracey, Mike Kindred, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Stu Cook, Danny Galindo, Jim Franklin, Kerry Awn, Blackie White, Guy Juke, Cornell Hurd Band, Bob Livingston, John Inmon, Katie Webster, the Lost Gonzo Band (ALL OF THEM), Robert Shaw, Phil Richardson, Guy Clark, Jeff Barnes, Brave Combo, Riley Osborn, B.W..."
"...Most locals know Milligan through his work with Storyville or his latest project, Funky London, and are aware of his ability to take on a variety of styles, always injecting them with a great deal of soul and grit. The Gospel According to Austin Volume 2 finds him in top form, augmented by the likes of Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne, Steve James, Riley Osborn, and Stephen Bruton, among others..."
"...We were back downtown now, at Antone's this time. It was the new one on Fifth Street, of course, but since Derek O'Brien, Roscoe Beck, Riley Osborn, and George Rains were onstage warming up on some Jimmy Reed, it felt (to me at least) like being back at the old club when it was on Guadalupe...."
"...He's seated center-stage on a stool because that's what his health demands, but it doesn't keep him from blowing harp with hurricane force. Derek O'Brien and Jimmie Vaughan, meanwhile, trade guitar licks side by side, while Riley Osborn's keyboards fill out the sound..."
"...5. Riley Osborn..."
"...No flashy guitar heroics, pointless vocal chutes and ladders, and other nonsensical carryings-on, just solid songs, assured playing, and a welcome lack of studio burnishing. You get the feeling Teddy Morgan and his cadre of musicians -- including Kim Wilson, Gurf Morlix, Riley Osborn, Jeff Turmes, and Steve Mugalian -- just walked into the studio and let the tape roll..."
"...Original Score Daniel Fernandez and Avery Rogers, A Bad Plan Tyler Mabry, Agent Andromeda: The Orion Crusade Seth Osborn, An Iliad Chad Salvata, Atlantis: A Puppet Opera Trevor Welch, Hot Belly..."
"...Andrea Osborn, Closer..."