Last weekend, Garth Brooks returned home to play his first show there in two decades. The evening was a celebration for the music superstar and a reminder of what can happen when we relentlessly chase our ambitions. Continue reading The Dance: On Garth Brooks’ Homecoming and the Power of Passion
THE GUITAR STRUMMING abruptly commences leading to a prominent drum crash. It’s the opening salvo to Josh Abbott Band’s most recent release Front Row Seat. The album highlights the maturation process the Texas country music staple is currently experiencing. Front Row Seat as an album, when heard holistically, tells a story. It’s a story of love and loss. The album is structured in a way … Continue reading Take a Front Row Seat as Josh Abbott Band Attempts to Save Country Music
The Earl Dibbles Jr. phenomenon puts Granger Smith, the talented musician behind the “Country Boy,” in a peculiar position. Continue reading “YEE-YEE”: Earl Dibbles Jr., Survivor
Weezer extends its middle finger and, quite possibly, takes a final bow. Continue reading Weezer, Is This the End or a New Beginning?
A few years ago I took a drive to Texas. It was a reluctant trip. The destination meant a new life for me. At the time though, I didn’t see it as a genesis. I saw it more as an apocalypse. Such was my mood as I drove a moving van south deep into the heart of Texas. I don’t remember the radio station it … Continue reading Riding the Red Dirt: The Talent & Twang of the Turnpike Troubadours
On Bruce Springsteen’s new album “High Hopes” and how “the future of rock & roll” maintains his mass-media relevance. Continue reading High Hopes & The Cult of The Boss
The whirlwind success of the Eli Young Band bridges a gap between two powerful music forces – Texas and Tennessee. Continue reading The Eli Young Band and the Evolution of an “Overnight Success”