No. 45 (Winter 2011)
Year In Review: Our annual look back at the biggest Texas names, breakout stars and best albums of 2010 including: Ryan Bingham, Paul Wall, Miranda Lambert, Spoon, Sarah Jaffe, our writer's top album picks, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Austin City Limits, Old 97's, Randy Rogers Band and Octopus Project.
Ryan Bingham Q&A The American Artist of the Year won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and he's poised to win a Grammy, too. All in all, it's been one wild ride for the former rodeo performer, who talks about T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton; his new album, Junky Star; and what he's doing with all this hardware he's picking up.
Texas Tales: Toni Price Toni Price's Tuesday-night residency at the Continental Club in Austin is nicknamed Hippie Hour; as its queen, she perches on her stool, spreading her purifying musical energy.
Miles & Miles: Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas' legendary dance hall and music venue, nearing its 100-year anniversary, is, according to one patron, "like being inside the body of an acoustic guitar."
SPOTLIGHT - Texas talent you should know about
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
The Black and White Years
"TexMix 2011 Winter" CD, included in the magazine:
Thomas Michael Riley
Pat Waters & Chainlink
T. Gozney Thornton & the Old Hat Band
Stephanie Urbina Jones
Forest Wayne Allen