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Live on the Roof: Justin Townes Earle

Posted on · Acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle followed his famous father Steve Earle into the music business, playing first in his father’s band, The Dukes, before signing with Bloodshot Records in 2007 as a solo Americana/folk/country artist. Earle recently visited Houston Public Media to record a couple songs for an upcoming edition of Skyline Sessions before a […]

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Tennis Performs Live In Studio

Posted on · Married couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley perform as the duo Tennis, and they never really intended to pursue music as a career. Writing and performing in their hometown of Denver was more of a hobby – until people took notice and coerced the couple into taking things seriously. Their fourth album, called Yours Conditionally, […]

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Rodney Crowell Explores His Houston Roots in ‘Close Ties’

Posted on · Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and far east-side neighborhoods, as told in his 2011 memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks. He played in garage bands and his father’s honky-tonk band before moving to Nashville in 1972 to pursue a career in music. After quite an illustrious career writing and producing hit singles […]