Tom Russell on Fri, September 15, 2017

Tom Russell

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist – Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books – including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, […]

Slim Bawb and Steve Judice on Thu, August 3, 2017

Slim Bawb & Steve Judice

Slim Bawb Slim Bawb plays “swamp” music. His debut CD “Ghost Dawg” came out April 2005, “Hillbilly Fellini” in 2009 & the double CD “Calexiana” in 2011. It was the RadioFreetexas.org CD of the month for January 2011. That album plus “Boo Dan” (also 2011) won a Texas Music Academy “Gone to Texas” Award in […]

Curtis McMurtry on Sat, March 25, 2017

Curtis McMurtry

Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they’re victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis’ music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. His first solo album Respectable Enemy was released in August 2014, and drew comparisons to The Magnetic Fields, Calexico, and John Fullbright. His sophomore album The […]

Songs & Stories With Kinky Friedman on Sat, May 13, 2017

Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman has a well-deserved reputation as the prankster of the Lone Star State’s singer/songwriter community. Anyone who has dug deep into Friedman’s catalog knows his jokes are smarter than they might seem on the surface. Who else could have written a country song about the Holocaust (“Ride ‘Em Jewboy”), or about a human being kept […]

Jason Eady on Fri, April 21, 2017

Jason Eady

Jason Eady starts his new song “Why I Left Atlanta” somewhere along the I-20, cutting a path across the Bible Belt on his way to somewhere – and perhaps someone – else. Equal parts apology and rallying cry, “Why I Left Atlanta” finds Eady playing one of the classic roles of old-school country music: the […]