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A Year in Local Music Crams Onto One Stage at the 2018/19 Austin Music Awards
Unique musical moments make for a night of fan-voted accolades
"...Tee Double, Dirty Worms members Smackola and DJ Crash, Traygod Tha MC, and Grooveline Horns...."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Off the Record
Gimme shelter: Red Eyed Fly's 10-year anniversary, the Happen-Ins' Southern harmony, and HAAM Benefit Day.
"...Valdez kept time for the Harlem Orchestra, and guitarist Ricky Ray Jackson fronted Lomita (see "Gilded Palace of Sin,"..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Younger Than Yesterday
Brothers and Sisters, tighter than yesterday, looser than today
"...flirting with the breeze. An unlit cigarette hangs from Ricky Ray Jackson's mouth as he works his pedal steel..."

July 18, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

I Could Be So Happy
Heartless Bastards vocal quake Erika Wennerstrom moves The Mountain from Austin
"...Growing up in Dayton, she absorbed her mom's Ray Charles and Otis Redding records, of which her deep..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Altamesa Maps Lone Star Existentialism on Sophomore Stunner Idol Frontier
Evan Charles and Sean Faires brave the myth of the Southwest
"...the Happen-Ins to keep warm the seat of singer/multi-instrumentalist Ricky Ray Jackson, whose lucrative sideman status included Nikki Lane,..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin Music Awards Reveals 2019 Lineup
Punk icons, big name scions, viral rappers, and more top the talent
" age 49. Paying their respects are Bavu Blakes, Traygod Tha MC, Tee Double, Smackola, and the Grooveline Horns..."

Jan. 22, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Glover Gill’s Last Tango
Smithville swing savant explains why he’s throwing in the towel
"...the record, among them: Bob Schneider, Alice Spencer, and Ricky Ray Jackson...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Name Sayers
"...with "Kerr Gulch," thickened with cosmic steel guitar from Ricky Ray Jackson...."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Review by Kevin Curtin

Will Johnson
"...(To Ogden)" slowly folds an easy, moaning melody into Ricky Ray Jackson's mourning steel, only to immediately upend it..."

April 14, 2017 Music Review by Doug Freeman

The French Connection
Golden moments at Austin Week in Angers, France
"...Previously, Ford had heard his friends/collaborators Jonas Wilson and Ricky Ray Jackson say good things about Bianculli – which..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Name Sayers Gets Randy With the New Moon
Dark rock quintet practices sacred sex under the lunar reset
"...the local quintet: bassist Grant Himmler, guitarist Garrett Hellman, Ricky Ray Jackson (of Phosphorescent and Happen-Ins) on pedal steel,..."

Aug. 22, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Lift to Experience: Back at the Crossroads
Lift to Experience returns to Texas-Jerusalem, X Games music crashes, and Prince-a-plenty
"...Cohen on a DMT vision quest. Young guitar master Ricky Ray Jackson of Phosphorescent/Happen-Ins and Ruby Fray vocalist Emily..."

June 3, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Happen-Ins
"...dub & roll. In between, singer/guitarists Sean Faires and Ricky Ray Jackson never settle for simple Glimmer Twins knockoffs,..."

May 22, 2015 Music Review by Michael Toland

deEP end
deEP end
"...and essential, standout "Does Everything Break" shattering softly with Ricky Ray Jackson's pedal steel, and closer "I Remember When..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Review by Doug Freeman

"...sways with strings and aching pedal steel by Austin's Ricky Ray Jackson, as the singer recounts being disfigured by..."

March 15, 2013 Music Review by Austin Powell

SXSW showcase reviews
"...accounting for the loss of local pedal steel sideman Ricky Ray Jackson, the band offered a rough-and-tumble backdrop to..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Midnight Pickathon
Out in the woods of Portland, Ore., lives a music festival
"...the brazen and bruised country of Phosphorescent, with Austin’s Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel; and the War on..."

Aug. 7, 2012 Music Post by Austin Powell

Chris Brecht & Dead Flowers
"...members of Austin's new roots scene (the Happen-Ins, Deadman, Ricky Ray Jackson's ubiquitous pedal steel), Brecht finds the right..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Back in wax
Back in wax
"...Back") with the unabashed, Rolling Stones swagger of guitarist Ricky Ray Jackson's Lomita ("Do It," "Cross Your Heart"). The..."

March 5, 2010 Music Review by Austin Powell

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"...the small Southeast Texas city of Edna, seat of Jackson Co. and just north of Port Lavaca, in 1954,..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Other Guys
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in this buddy cop comedy that takes some digs against corporate criminals.
"...Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Riggle and..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...RAY PRICE & FRIENDS: Pop music had Sinatra. Rhythm &..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
" dark and complex truths. Cast: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones (World Premiere) DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION..."

Jan. 31, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Our readers talk back.
"...Ray MoranAir America Has More Listeners Dear Editor,..."

March 24, 2006 Column

'The NFL Beat': It's Playoff Time
Get your lineups set for tonight's game
"...This should be a real snoozer. Expect Ravens RB Ray Rice to follow up last week’s 214-total yard, 1..."

Dec. 8, 2011 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

'The NFL Beat': Week 13
Waiver-wire pickups and more
"...Ravens (8-3) @ Browns (4-7) Ravens RB Ray Rice has had the fourth most fantasy points and..."

Dec. 1, 2011 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
"...Matt D'Elia Jimmy - eccentric, delusional, dying - feels betrayed when roommate James gets a job. During one night..."

Feb. 2, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...Zwick; D: David Semel; S: Trevor Munson; with Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, John Mellencamp, D.J. Qualls..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Dancing About Architecture
Jimmie Vaughan skips Dubya's inaugural ball, while the Austin Music Network gets a reprieve from the city as the SIMS Foundation tries to spend $62,000 and fast.
"...the official Dubya Friday night lineup. Former Menudo man Ricky Martin might end up sticking with old classic rock..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
What's up in the live music capital this week
"...mixed up, either -- the Nashville Larry also wrote Ricky Skaggs' biggest hit, "Highway 40 Blues," back in 1984...."

Oct. 27, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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