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High Lonesome
"...Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman and Jimmy Martin. High Lonesome isn't just the story of bluegrass music vividly..."

March 25, 1994 Movie Review by Rob Patterson

Summer Fun: Into the Mystic of High Road Pool
Plunging back in time with my iPod
"...In the winter when I miss swimming at High Road Pool, Dave Alvin rings in my ears: “Kids..."

May 13, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Recommended ACL Records to Get You Psyched for the Fest
The best CPR (concert psychin' rock) to get in the fest mindset
"...Make sure you have tunes to keep the energy high on your journey. Here are a few recommendable records..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Post by The Music Staff

Mountain Style
Chatting with Dr. Ralph Stanley, a pioneer of bluegrass music before there was such a thing
"...His tenor, unlike the smooth, piercing high lonesome quality that typifies bluegrass vocals, has a hardscrabble..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Music Feature by Kim Mellen

Geisha and Other Books of 1997
Dusting off the Bookshelf
"...Lonesome is the operative word in Barry Hannah's 1997 collection..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Books Feature

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...craft is more important than the cash, and counts highly praised albums such as Whisper and Persimmons to his..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Hill Country Breakdown
"...says Eddie Collins, leader of local bluegrass outfit the High Stakes Rollers. "There's a society for the preservation of..."

June 4, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Festival Fest
Old Settler’s, Austin Reggae, and Convergence converge
"...My nerves, on high from a snail-paced sojourn through Friday rush hour traffic,..."

April 22, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Back Home for the First Time
The Scots of 'Long Gone Lonesome' ring Texas true
"...train whistle. Some things are just born with a lonesome sound – that high, plaintive tone full of longing...."

Jan. 20, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Saturday Picks
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...leaving you with the check. 2003 debut One Night High (Mortville) struck with the rapid-fire ferocity of a black..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

Southern Destroyer
Barry Hannah at 60, in Oxford, and on why -- despite the energy drinks -- he's not feeling up to saving American fiction right this very minute
"..."Yeah" is pronounced in a throaty clip and gets higher at the end, almost yeuh-aah. There's a short rest..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Record Reviews
"...another banjo-and-fiddle yokel with a knack for phrasing. The lonesome plea of "Falls the Shadow" is reminiscent enough of..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Music Review

Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Old Settler's Music Festival goes to 25
"...fivepiece brings Cajun culture into the 21st century. That High Lonesome Sound..."

April 20, 2012 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Down From the Mountain
" sing with Stanley, the elder bluegrass statesman whose “high lonesome” voice appears throughout the O Brother soundtrack. It's..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Split Lip Rayfield In the Mud (Bloodshot)
"...absurd-sounding break and lyrics about drinkin', fightin', and killin'. High-lonesome vocal harmonies and traditional instrumentation (except the trademark bass..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

Adam Torres’ Big Sky Americana
His panoramic view of the world transcends into his haunting falsetto
"...a pastor clutching a sacred text. He sings folkloric, lonesome lamentations of a degraded wasteland, tense violin strokes and..."

July 14, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Marlon Williams
(Dead Oceans)
"...the young songwriter's New Zealand roots. Opener "Hello Miss Lonesome" chugs like Marty Robbins on a western trail to..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

ACL Review: Rhiannon Giddens
All hail an essential new emissary of American music
"...Willie Johnson’s “Can’t Nobody Hide From God,” and “Ruby” highlighted Giddens’ clawhammer banjo and high-lonesome yelp. Giddens original “Come..."

Oct. 3, 2015 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Michael Martin Murphey
"..."Running Gun" flawlessly match his idea of putting the high lonesome on the lonesome prairie. Then again, MMM's signature..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

'Between Heaven and Texas' and 'La Vida Brinca'
Two from UT Press
" the "big empty" – a condition somewhere between high lonesome and meditative embrace – is not the exclusive..."

May 26, 2006 Books Review by Cindy Widner

Record Reviews
"...City," the Orange Mothers' Pavement-meets-Bad Livers "Soul," the Damnations' high lonesome "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow," and the too-close-to-home duo..."

March 7, 1997 Music Review

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...Last week, SXSW announced that high-concept horror A Quiet Place is this year's opening night..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Wednesday Picks and Sleepers
"...the Dime-style ambition. Last year's Dirty Fingernails hit the high-water mark, but smart money says this creek keeps rising...."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW blurbs
"...Door on Sabine In the late Sixties, Houston's Kashmere High School band channeled contemporary soul into powerful big-band arrangements..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...Girls Against Boys. Their effort on Dallas' Idol Records, High Noon, produced by Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, Appleseed..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

You Coulda Walked Around the World
The LBJ of Lone Star songwriters lays siege to the Cactus Cafe
" the Cactus Cafe – ever. Lord of the Highway..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Record Reviews
"...biblical verse that reads, "...set not your mind on high things, but condescend to men of low estate, and..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Music Review

SXSW Friday Picks & Sleepers
Friday blurbs are down from Thursday's, but how are you holding up at this point?
"...on Sixth Patio; Sat., 10pm, Mohawk Patio Given its high-gothic horror-movie fashion sense, the Black Belles would be a..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature

We Were the Urban Pioneers
Our search for the just-right million-dollar condo, in the wilds of Downtown
"...sales representative we came in contact with on the high lonesome plains of the condo plateau...."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Chuck, We Hardly Knew You
Chuck Manning's departure from Austin Energy comes at a most inopportune time for the city.
"...Garza will get to replace Manning all by his lonesome. The head of AE works directly for Garza, unlike..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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