No. 47 (Summer 2011)
Given that both his new album and debut novel are titled "I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive", it might seem like Steve Earle is enduring another dark period of suffering for his art. Not so, the singer insists. But he admits that much of the record and his novel were influenced by the death of his father, which got him thinking about spirituality and mortality. A sobered Earle says, "I'm just trying to justify the space I take up on the planet."
10 Years of Austin City Limits Music Festival:
ACL Festival has rocked Zilker Park with more than 1,000 bands over its first nine years. The 10th edition take place this September. Take a stroll down memory lane with out "best of" ACL Festival - in pictures.
Texas Tales: Henry Qualls: How a famer and mechanic from tiny Elmo, Texas, wound up on a road to the recording studio, nightclubs and European music festivals - hailed as the last true Texas bluesman.
Pioneers: Ernest Tubb: The creator of "Waltz Across Texas" and "Walkin' the Floor Over You" may have been the father of honky-tonk - and the reason for the Billboard country chart.
Miles & Miles: The Backyard
Dirty River Boys
Q&A with Sarah Jarosz
Also included is a compilation CD feaaturing:
Tina Mitchell Wilkins
Sam Sliva & the Good
The Von Ehrics
Whiskey Folk Ramblers
Ridin' High Band
Zack Walther Band
Ross Vick & TrueHeart