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Music News – April 16, 2020

The stupid Covid-19 virus took another musician last week when John Prine lost his life after an extended stay in ICU. His wife Fiona had contracted it first, then John caught it. She recovered but unfortunately John didn’t. Prine had just completed a successful European tour that had to be cut short due to severe […]

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Music News – April 9, 2020

Well, here we are again, another week of staying home. Another week of endless Netflix bingeing, ordering food to go, HEB curbside service and no live music, except for the artists doing live streaming on their Facebook pages. These acoustic shows are cool, not quite the same as watching in a crowded hall, but still […]

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Music News – April 2, 2020

As we come to the end of our first full week of staying home, you realize just how much you miss the freedom to come and go as we please. Americans are social people, we love to congregate. You never realize how much you miss something until you can’t do it anymore. The only silver […]

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Music News – March 26, 2020

Due to all live music being cancelled this week and possibly longer, there’s no concert calendar. We aren’t sure when live music will return, hopefully soon. Gruene Hall’s website indicates their next live music to be on Saturday April 4 featuring the Pat Byrne Band at 1pm. Naturally this can all change so always stay […]

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Music News – March 19, 2020

I began writing about music in May of 1976 for several publications in Texas. In 1982 I started writing a weekly music column for the Victoria Advocate. I think it was in June of 2000 that I started writing for our New Braunfels paper. In my four decades of covering music, I have never seen […]

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Music News – March 12, 2020

By now we have all heard about the Coronavirus and how it’s affecting everything from cruise ships to the stock market. The music business is feeling the effects as well. For the first time in its 34-year history, the massive SXSW Music Conference was cancelled due to health concerns surrounding the virus. One of the […]

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Music News – March 12, 2020

By now we have all heard about the Coronavirus and how it’s affecting everything from cruise ships to the stock market. The music business is feeling the effects as well. For the first time in its 34-year history, the massive SXSW Music Conference was cancelled due to health concerns surrounding the virus. One of the […]

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Music News – March 5, 2020

Though he was born in Oklahoma, Gary P. Nunn has a solid connection with the Lone Star State. When he was in the 6th grade his parents moved the family to Brownfield, Texas. After high school he attended Texas Tech but transferred to University of Texas in Austin as a pharmacy major. He joined the […]

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Music News – Feb. 27, 2020

Every year on Johnny Cash’s Birthday, the Phoenix Saloon celebrates the event with several days of music devoted to the Man in Black. The Phoenix opened its doors on February 26, 2010 and the first act to perform was Dale Watson & His Lonestars. Owner Ross Fortune is a huge fan of Johnny Cash and […]

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Music News – Feb. 20, 2020

When Willie Nelson played the 1998 Flood Benefit at Gruene Hall I had a chance meeting with his drummer Paul English. He was standing under the small oak tree on the side of the hall, dressed entirely in black. I talked with Paul for awhile and asked him to sign my copy of Willie’s CD […]

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