Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood is rocking again, thanks, in part, to the husband-and-wife team behind its three biggest concert halls. BY PETE FREEDMAN
With a new lineup and album, Whole New Life, Jim Heath and rockabilly punk cohorts are stretching boundaries but still kicking ass. BY TREY GUTIERREZ
Where others see trash, Donnie Badgett sees guitars, drums and other instruments.
Two Texas icons of rock ’n’ roll — Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis — recall their bandmate and friend, Buddy Holly, on the 60th anniversary of his death and reflect on their careers. BY COY PRATHER
Sixty years on, the pain of Feb. 3, 1959, remains. BY COY PRATHER
Miranda Lambert helped put Lindale, Texas, on the map. Now, the small East Texas town has been certified as a music friendly community. BY CASSANDRA LANCE-MARTINEZ
BY CELESTINA BLOK
Austin entrepreneur Jim Lewin channels his passion for live music into the ultimate music discovery platform.
Santiago Jiménez Jr., brother of Flaco Jiménez, was praised “for expanding the horizon of American music. He has helped spread traditional conjunto music, blending the sounds and cultures of south Texas and Mexico. His lively melodies performed on the two-row button accordion have captivated audiences around the world.”
On a shoestring budget, the Austin Tejano Music Coalition fights to preserve the genre with its Tejano Idol competition. They sell tamales to fund the event. BY CESAR E LOPEZ-LINARES