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Whiskey Myers shares a little bit of backstory and a performance of their tune "Dogwood" on the Whataburger Performance of the Week this week.
Owen is a fantastic songwriter and a long time favorite of ours. Here is Owen with a performance of "Make Something" recorded on Jack Ingram's Acoustic Motel.
It's been a while since we had Jonathan Tyler on the show, so we were excited to have him stop by recently. He is a self-admitted student of Rock-&-Roll, and his sound reveals his obvious music heroes and his appreciation for the craft of songwriting. Here he is with his tune, "Disappear" in the Whataburger Performance of the Week!
Here's the story of the autobiographical river tune by Roger Creager. Roger tells us all about it, and then treats us to a great, stripped down version of this one that almost all of us can relate to. Here's Roger performing "River Song" on the Crown Royal Texas Stage.
We LOVE that Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are making albums together now. We are big fans of their 2014 project, "Our Year." It's full of great country songs. Here is their story behind the album in our Backstage Conversation.
Radney Foster has been a big part of our show since the very first session of artists we featured. His 2014 album, "Everything I Should Have Said" is highlighted by the semi-biographical song, "California." Here's Radney with the story behind that tune and a performance on the Crown Royal Texas Stage.
When Kevin Russell decided to make his Shinyribs project a full-time thing, do you think he ever dreamed it would be as well received by Texas Music fans as it has been? Here's Kevin with the performance and story behind his tune "Song of Lime Juice & Despair" from his second album, "Gulf Coast Museum" in our Whataburger Performance of the Week.
The Thieving Birds have been grabbing attention among fans and their musician peers in Texas since they started in 2010. They do a brand of music that can some might call Texas Rock/Soul. Here is the story behind their latest project "Gold Coast."
We recently went to 12th Street Sound in Austin, TX with Micky and the Motorcars for the making of "Hearts From Above." This newly released album was produced older brother Willy of Reckless Kelly. This is a pivotal release for a band that has recently gone through some line-up changes. Here are the guys discussing the project. It is officially released for those of you eager to get your hands on it!
Many Texas Music followers were introduced to Paul Thorn via Wade Bowen when he recorded "Mood Ring." Paul quickly became a favorite around the state, and we have been lucky enough to catch him on one of his runs through Texas. Here is Paul with the story behind the song, and a performance of "Mediocrity is King" in our Whataburger Performance of the Week!
Our staff photographer and co-producer, Todd Purifoy, has been a big part of the Steamboat MusicFest for over a decade now. He knows all the ins and outs of that festival so let's check out what made this years event special in this MusicFest Road Story.