Hayes Carll on Wed, April 3, 2013

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking. In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless […]

Susan Herndon and Friends on Sat, March 23, 2013

Susan Herndon

Susan Herndon’s latest album, All Fall Down, produced under the direction of Lloyd Maines, is a collection of songs that includes country, pop, blues, rock, reggae, bluegrass, jug-band, a ballad, a poetry-ramble, and a French song. (…always a French song thrown-in, car elle parle un petit peu de francais aussi…) The unifying thread being, “quite […]

Slaid Cleaves on Sat, January 12, 2013

Slaid Cleaves

When Slaid Cleaves moved from Portland, Maine, to Austin, Texas, at the tail end of 1991, he landed on South Lamar Boulevard, a few blocks from the legendarily seedy Horseshoe Lounge. But as he points out on his new live album, “It was many years of drivin’ by before I worked up the courage to […]