Pop Isn’t Country: Meet Eleven Hundred Springs

By Walter Price   Eleven Hundred Springs is a serious band of good ol’ boys making good time honky tonk gems. Formed from the ashes of Dallas rockabilly outfit Lone Star Trio, EHS has been one of the hardest working and most respected Texas road bands of the past decade or so. They produce the…

Pop Isn’t Country: Meet Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen is the true definition of a Texas troubadour. He is commonly referred to as a country artist but he is also a man of diverse musical interests. Folk, rock and bluegrass. Some would call him Americana but let’s not get all ‘categorizing on REK.  He is just a real fine example of…

Black Joe Lewis Is Electric!

Black Joe Lewis – ‘Electric Slave’ OUT NOW By Walter Price & Alle Royale   This is a world where, every time someone dares achieving a little success showing nuances of unadulterated spirit, all is reduced to a product to copy and reproduce grand-scale; Black Joe Lewis, fortunately, is still a joyous exception to the…

Meet Brian Milson Pt. 2

OUT NOW By Walter Price Brian Milson is the name to follow in contemporary country music. Not only is he writing and recording sounds and verses in the same league as Aaron Watson, George Strait, Blake Shelton or Josh Turner but he is also using his work for the good.  Brian has recently released Nothing Grows In Shadows, a track that puts the…

Charlie Sexton

Charlie Sexton & Bob Dylan (2001) By Walter PriceWhat were you doing at the age of 16, back in the 80’s If your name is Charlie Sexton, you released your first hit record some 28 years ago and you haven’t looked back. Sexton had a hit with the single “Beats So Lonely” off this release and I could…

Stoney LaRue: Red Dirt King

‘Velvet’ Out Now There are a lot of things one could say about Texas Red Dirt king Stoney LaRue. We’ll tell you that this singer/songwriter and master of the touring circuit is one of the most consistent artists working today. By this I mean, when he does something he does it for real, no half-assed attempt to make a few bucks…

Black Joe Lewis Will Shake You

Are you in the mood for some nicely polished music to pass the day with?  Black Joe Lewis‘ Electric Slave is NOT what you desired. So, please, move along. No, what you get on BJL’s latest smorgasbord of sound is low slung Rock N’ Roll infused with funk, R&B, blues and a splash of punk ethics. Not an ounce…

Pop Isn’t Country: Meet Rick Trevino

How can an artist chart 14 songs on the Billboard Hot Country rankings, record several top-notch studio albums over the past 20+ years and still be on the cusp of super-stardom? Well, it has to do with geography and your perception of success really. Rick Trevino is a superstar artist in the great country state of…

JT Coldfire

And The Winner Is…

JT Coldfire JT Coldfire vs. John David KentThis round goes to Mr. JT Coldfire!Just to show how much Texas music is loved worldwide, the, for fun, vote for all-time read GTC article came down to a lead of just 43 ‘votes’! Amazing really. I would almost consider that another tie. John David Kent‘s interview has been on top since…