Performances from Randy Rogers, Turnpike Troubadours, Josh Abbott, Jack Ingram, Wade Bowen, Reckless Kelly, BJ Barham (American Aquarium), Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Kyle Park, Casey Donahew, Dalton Domino, Koe Wetzel, and more.
It has been several weeks since this year's Memorial Day Weekend floods ravaged the small town of Wimberley, Texas, but the Texas/Red Dirt music scene hasn't forgotten about those Central Texas families who are still trying to rebuild their community.
Hayes Carll and Bob Schneider, two of Americana's coolest dudes, are joining forces for the aptly titled "The World’s Greatest Living Songwriters Of All Time Tour." The tour kicks off on the East coast, in Virginia, makes a few stops in Colorado, before heading out west, for a coastal tour of California, Oregon and Washington.
You might be surprised to learn, but I don't listen to my iPod much. Or CD's for that matter. I spend a majority of my drive time bouncing between radio stations, and not the satellite kind. I've always loved just listening to radio, commercials and all. Having said that, I've compiled my Top 10 totally awesome songs from 2012 played on Texas radio. All have had radio play in 2012 (even if only on
Each week my good friend Rita Ballou takes the time to collect the wittiest, most topical and random tweets from the Texas scene. Then after she gathers them, I steal ‘em. So please reward my laziness by checking out This Week in Texas + Red Dirt Tweets.
Trying to rank Red Dirt and Texas songs is something I've always wanted to do, but could never (in good conscience) take on. I honestly wouldn't want to deal with the hardcore blowback from all y'all ravenous fans.
Luckily, Kelly Dearmore from the Dallas Observer wasn't quite as worried about that as me.