Friday, September 10, 2004

Don't we all: Kris Kristofferson still grieves loss of Johnny Cash.

"It's hard to believe that it's been a year," Kristofferson said recently from his home in Hawaii. "It's still painful that he's gone. I think about him a lot."

'He will never die or be forgotten - even by persons not yet born'
Reprint of tributes from last year (Dylan, Bono, Jerry Lee Lewis among others)

West Texas Musicians Shine in Lubbock Lights

Lubbock Lights, a documentary, shares the philosophies and thoughts of various West Texas musicians. Joe Ely, Terry Allen, Butch Hancock, and Tommy Hancock are just a few of the West Texas musicians highlighted in Lubbock Lights, a documentary exploring music on the South Plains.

More Lubbock-ania: the Buddy Holly Symposium.

Superstars ride to rescue of country

The incomparable Dolly Parton will release a concert disc, "Live and Well,'' and a companion DVD of the same name on Sept. 14. Bluegrass aficionados are also eagerly awaiting the our-CD collection "Can't You Hear Me Callin' -- Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music'' (Sept. 21), Ricky Skaggs' "Brand New Strings'' (Sept. 28) and a 1963 concert set from Bill Monroe titled "Live at Mechanics Hall'' (Oct. 5).

Groove to the Gourds

Describing the Austin, Texas-based Gourds is no easy task. In short, they are a Louisiana tinged Texas rock band with a little south of the border and Appalachia thrown in for good measure. In long, they are so much more. A live Gourds show is like free beer: it gets better and better as the night goes on and, no matter how late it gets, you’re always left wanting more.

Robbie Fulks: Keeping Country Real

Earl Scruggs in concert.

What the critics are saying about Loretta Lynn and Steve Earle.

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