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Music News – May 14, 2020

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NB Magazine Article – The Birth of Red Dirt Music – June 2020

The city of New Braunfels has a vibrant music scene that consists of many parts. Over the past few months, I have chronicled the purchase of Gruene Hall, KNBT-FM switching to the Americana format and the rise of Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett. This month I want to talk about the Red Dirt music […]

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Music News – May 7, 2020

One of the hardest things to maintain during these trying times is a positive attitude. I’m normally a ‘glass half full’ kind of guy but I must admit these past few weeks have been really tough. The news continues to be going from bad to worse on a daily basis. At last count, over 27 […]

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The Birth of Americana Music

The New Braunfels music scene is one of our most popular attractions, bringing fans from all over the state. So far we’ve talked about how Gruene Hall and KNBT-FM joined forces to give artists a place to play and a radio station to feature their music. Last month we learned that when Mattson Rainer attended […]

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The Story of KNBT-FM Radio

The history of Gruene Hall was documented in a two part series that concluded last month. Those that have followed the story know that things really came together when our local radio station, KNBT 92.1 FM, decided to change their format from mainstream country to Americana. Have you ever wondered how this change happened and […]

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The Story of Gruene Hall – Pt. 2

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the pictures on the wall at Gruene Hall, they represent many thousand concerts. Have you ever wondered who started putting pictures on those walls? That person is Nanette Sullivan, the General Manager of the hall. She was one of the first employees […]

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The Story of Gruene Hall – Pt. 1

The history of the thriving New Braunfels music scene that we enjoy today can be traced back in time to a variety of events that took place over four decades ago. One of the most important events occurred in 1974 when a young Pat Molak had the idea to buy a dancehall. I had the […]

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NB Magazine – 175th Year Edition

As our city celebrates their 175th year, many events are planned to pay tribute to our heritage. When the German’s came to Texas, they brought many things with, including their love of music. History tells us that by 1850, German’s made up more than 5% of the entire population of Texas. The central part of […]

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Music News – April 30, 2020

Here we are, the last day of April and so many things are still in limbo. Many concerts scheduled for May are now being moved to June or later. Whitewater Amphitheater has officially rescheduled the Cody Johnson shows scheduled for May 23 and 24. The May 23 show will now take place on September 26. […]

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Music News – April 23, 2020

Does anyone know what day it is? Or what month we are in? Has it really been a month that we’ve been stuck at home? At my house we have lost all track of time. We are staying up all night, sleeping late, eating enchiladas for breakfast, having ice cream for dinner and binge-watching dozens […]

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