The Lonely Telecaster

Listening out loud while my guitar gently sleeps

Los Lobos: “The Ride”

Los Lobos’ latest produces a handful of gems, but ultimately feels mostly inspired and partly assembled.

SXSW Saturday Review: Los Lobos at Stubb’s BBQ

The Stubb’s BBQ stage in Austin on Saturday night played out like a highlight reel of favorite Austin City Limits programs, with the reunited Mavericks followed by Patti Griffin, who turned the stage over to the Old 97’s in the midnight hour.

SXSW Friday Review: Joss Stone, The BoDeans, Trish Murphy

A buzz is building in America over the talents of this young girl from England, who stumbled into a music career after trying out for a talent show. Just shy of her 17th birthday, Stone possesses a preternaturally-seasoned voice of remarkable facility and expression, perfectly suited to the soul-flavored material on her debut album. Legend…

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SXSW Thursday, March 18th: First day grazing

SXSW Thursday, March 18th Getting a first solid look at the South By Southwest band schedule in the context of distance and travel time can put a travel-weary journalist in a quandry: What to zero in on during the first night in town?

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