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The Black Angels – Live at the Kessler Theater – Dallas Tx

The Black Angels

The Black Angels wear their influences on their sleeve.  There is no denying that, but I have to say – that they have a swagger and ambiance that is native to our part of the world. It’s like the weather high above us or the earth beneath our feet. The sounds and rhythms they emit feel as though they have been conjured up from the native Texas soil and channeled out from the amps and souls of this great band to that of the greater beyond. Thanks to the Black Angels for  playing one hell of a show….

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Ray Wylie Hubbard – Texas Troubadour

Ray Wylie Hubbard

My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Ray Wylie Hubbard perform at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington Texas. It was an amazingly intimate show. Ray joked around a bit with the  audience as he spoke about his life. For those that don’t know about the Great Ray Wylie Hubbard. I have to say that as a Texas Songwriter he is among the company of our greatest troubadours, Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Waylon Jennings. He may be a little more on the blues and rock side of the spectrum but the twang and chime of his country and folk influences shine brightly. He is the kind of songwriter that mentions William Blake, Howling Wolf, and St John the Revelator all in one set. He finds the sacred in the least of us and the abyss in the those of us that are held in the highest esteem. All while pelting stones at his own human existence. Thanks to you Ray Wylie Hubbard for all the great songs and one hell of a show.