Browsing articles tagged with " Lloyd Maines"

Dale Watson to Release New Album “Call Me Insane”

March 18, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  12 Comments

Dale Watson has been slaving away at his Ameripolitan Studios in Austin, TX, working on his followup to 2014’s Truckin’ Session Vol. 3, and 2013’s El Rancho Azul, and just announced Wednesday (3-18) he’ll release his latest record Call Me Insane on June 9th. The news comes as Dale will make an appearance on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE from SXSW sitting in with Kimmel’s band.


Ray Wylie Hubbard’s New Album “The Ruffian’s Misfortune”

February 4, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  13 Comments

The Forgotten Outlaw, and the man at the forefront of keeping American roots filled with the rockin’, gritty heart of the 60’s music revolution, has just announced a new album, and has released a new song in conjunction. Ray Wylie Hubbard will release his newest record “The Ruffian’s Misfortune” through his own label Bordello Records.


Austin City Limits Announces New Class to Hall of Fame

January 31, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  4 Comments

As the longest running music show on TV enters its 40th season, Austin City Limits has announced its second installment of inductees into its Hall of Fame founded in 2014. The original crew of the Austin City Limits show will also be honored as the 2015’s non-performing inductee. As part of the Hall of Fame announcement, more performers for season 41 were also revealed.


2014 Saving Country Music Song of the Year Nominees

December 3, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  83 Comments

Each year when Saving Country Music sits down to compile the best songs, it’s done so with a solemn reverence and understanding that the idea embedded in a song has the power to change a life, and change the world. There are many songs out there that are a joy to listen to, but a Song of the Year must say something that can evoke shivers, and do so in a way nobody else has done before.


Ray Benson & Willie Nelson Unearth Waylon’s Gem, “It Ain’t You”

August 16, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

The song “It Ain’t You” off of Ray Benson’s album A Little Piece continues this trend of offering both something unheard, but something wrought during the living era of a legendary artist, and paid forward with reverence and care by those still around who are inspired by their legacy. Originally written by Waylon Jennings with Gary Nicholson, “It Ain’t You” was never recorded.


6th Annual Lone Star Music Awards Nominees Announced

March 3, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  27 Comments

Lone Star Music, the Texas music cornerstone that has such good taste and cool vibes that appreciation for it’s unique approach of putting the music first spreads well past the Texas border, has just announced the nominees for their 6th Annual Lone Star Music Awards, and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t hit the sweet spot in showcasing many of the artists that are helping to save country music.


Possessed By Paul James Finds Breakout Success with New Album

November 9, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  25 Comments

Since Texas-based singer-songwriter Possessed by Paul James released his latest album There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely out into the big scary world on October 29th, it has been on quite the tear, especially for an artist that up to this point was thought to only be known by a small, but dedicated sect of fans.


Album Stream – Possessed By Paul James “There Will Be Nights…”

October 23, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  19 Comments

Possessed by Paul James’s music has been described by many as more of a life-changing event than a musical experience. He channels the spirit of music through himself like none other on stage, and leaves crowds staggered. A titan of the deep blues scene, a well-respected songwriter, a musician known equally for his prowess as a singer, fiddler, banjo and guitar player, and a leader of independent roots music…


Possessed by Paul James to Release “Nights When I’m Lonely”

September 4, 2013 - By Trigger  //  News  //  11 Comments

Texas singer/songwriter, one man band, multi-instrumentalist, Teacher of the Year, and dedicated husband and father Possessed by Paul James has announced that he will be releasing his next album Nights When I’m Lonely on October 29th through Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. The follow up to his 2010 Independent Music Award-winning Feed The Family features 13 brand new original tracks recorded in Austin, TX.


No Distinction In Natalie Maines’ Anti-Country Comments

May 31, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  32 Comments

Former Dixie Chick Natalie Maines has a knack for allowing her words to precede her. She left country after her quote about George W. Bush torpedoed the trio’s career, and ever since she’s been lobbing grenades back in country’s direction, including yet another in a new Rolling Stone article that represents her as “declaring war on Nashville.”


Album Review- Wayne Hancock’s “Ride”

February 28, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  13 Comments

Wayne Hancock has more handles than a chester drawers: The Train, The King Of Juke Joint Swing, The Father of Underground Country, The Viper of Melody. He deserves every single one of them, yet none of them nor all of them combined seem to do justice to the enjoyment and influence his music has dispensed over the years.


Wayne Hancock Just Wants to “Ride” (an interview)

February 25, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  11 Comments

If he’s not playing music, there’s no other place Wayne “Train” Hancock would rather be than riding on the back of his 2006 Harley Davidson Super Glide motorcycle. The new album Ride out 2-26 from the “King of Juke Joint Swing” in many ways is a nexus between these two passions, and a very personal work with songs reflecting the current state of his life and career.


Jason Eady’s “AM Country Heaven” Is Country Music

April 29, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  13 Comments

What do we mean when we say “country” music? Well take a listen to Mississippi native and Texas transplant Jason Eady’s new album AM Country Heaven, and that should give you the strongest of all possible clues. And what do people mean when they say “Texas” country? This album isn’t a bad example of that either. Where I distance from a lot of other music writers is in the project’s originality.


James Hand – The Authenticity Country Music Yearns For

February 19, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  35 Comments

James Hand is like James Hand, wholly unique, yet hauntingly familiar in the way his songs seem like they were written just for you and sound like old memories, and how his presence warms the soul. Or you could just listen to Willie Nelson who says it both succinctly and completely, “James Hand is the real deal!”


Ray Wylie Talks About Latest Album “A. Enlightenment”

December 19, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  7 Comments

In the first part of my interview with Texas songwriting legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, we talked about how he wasn’t proud of the end result of the movie Last Rites of Ransom Pride of which he co-wrote. In the second part we turned out attention to more positive things, namely his latest album A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) that is up for Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year.


Ray Wylie Not Proud of Last Rites of Ransom Pride Movie

December 10, 2010 - By Trigger  //  News  //  24 Comments

When I first caught wind that a movie written by legendary Texas songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard was in the works, and that it starred Kris Kristofferson and Dwight Yoakam, my ears perked to say the least. But as the movie neared release, it was clear something about Last Rites of Ransom Pride was off. Information about the film was sketchy at best, and despite my best efforts to obtain more, emails and phone calls weren’t returned.

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