Legends

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything) by Matt Cartsonis, contributing writer I first heard of Terry Allen via Joe Ely’s primordial internet bulletin board, “Campfire Nightmares” back in the early to mid ’80s. I was in […]

Terry Allen: Crossing The Horizon

Terry Allen: Crossing The Horizon

“If you ever get really depressed, put on a Terry Allen album. It will just make you smile. His sense of humor, way with words, and the situations he writes about, it’s priceless.” – Guy Clark […]

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin October 18, 1941 – April 1, 2017 By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Photos, Nelson Blanton Gary Austin was the Founder of The Groundling Theatre in Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the development of […]

Remembering Pete Seeger: A Time To Sing

Remembering Pete Seeger: A Time To Sing

Remembering Pete Seeger: A Time To Sing By Terry Paul Roland, Staff Writer “He passed away, that doesn’t mean he’s gone.” Arlo Guthrie Sometimes it seems life’s journey is a series of circles. Our cultural […]

Willie and Lukas Nelson – Just Breathe

Willie and Lukas Nelson – Just Breathe

Just Breathe By Terry Roland Last June, with what felt like a last breath of grief, my brother, sister-in-law and I drove down the Abilene Highway that runs between Dallas and Abilene, Texas. With the […]

Remembering Susanna Clark

Remembering Susanna Clark

“Women can change better’n a man,” Ma said soothingly. “Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head. Man, he lives in jerks-baby born an’ a man dies, an’ […]

California Chronicles: Brian Wilson

California Chronicles: Brian Wilson

California Chronicles: Brian Wilson By Terry Paul Roland, Staff Writer I was born in West Texas in 1955. I still identify myself as a Texan because those roots really run deep. I’ve grown up with […]

Brian Wilson turns 70 & The Beach Boys Reunion We Never Thought We’d See

Brian Wilson turns 70 & The Beach Boys Reunion We Never Thought We’d See

Editor, Courtney Sudbrink looking like BW Brian Wilson turns 70 & The Beach Boys Reunion We Never Thought We’d See By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Brian Wilson turns 70 today. If someone would have told me […]

Remembering Doc Watson

Remembering Doc Watson

“Country Blues” by Doc Watson Remembering Doc Watson By Matt Cartsonis Doc Watson left us a week ago. By now everybody remotely into NPR or acoustic music has heard of how his first banjo was […]

John McEuen Remembers Levon Helm

John McEuen Remembers Levon Helm

Remembering Levon Helm By John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Our friend Levon has left an indelible mark on the world. Even more relevant about the man as to ‘who he was,’ is ‘how’ he […]

Austin’s Legends: Guy Clark

Austin’s Legends: Guy Clark

Tales from the Legendary Founder of The Groundling Theatre Austin’s Legends: Guy Clark Guy Clark & Stuff That Works by Gary Austin, Contributing Writer Several years back I was enjoying a Guy Clark show at […]

Austin’s Legends: Townes Van Zandt

Austin’s Legends: Townes Van Zandt

Tales From The Legendary Founder of The Groundlings Austin’s Legends: Townes Van Zandt My Conversation With Townes Van Zandt By Gary Austin Contributing Writer I saw Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark together at McCabe’s […]