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Killer Mockingbird – Mike and the Moonpies
Feb08

Killer Mockingbird – Mike and the Moonpies

Read our review of Mockingbird by Mike & The Moonpies   Mike and the Moonpies’ latest album Mockingbird came out in October 2015. I’ve been to their hometown of Austin Texas a handful of times but always managed to miss them.  This top-shelf alt. country, rockabilly, honky tonk band has had weekly residencies at the city’s great venues like Broken Spoke, White Horse and Hole in the Wall, all while touring...

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Just Another Austin Wednesday
Oct03

Just Another Austin Wednesday

Read about our music travels in Austin Texas day three Ok.  So you probably know how the day started – coffee at Dominican Joe’s off South Congress.  Today we followed this with a walk up the hill to a weaving shop where I almost learned something about knitting and crocheting. Then we thought it was time to catch a bus back down Congress with the intention of heading to the Austin State Capitol Building.  On the way we...

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Helping Keep Austin Weird
Oct01

Helping Keep Austin Weird

Read about our music travels in Austin Texas day one   Yes, we made it. And here’s just one tiny reason why I love this place…Austin knows how to adorn baggage carousels. Also, Austin has our luggage, the same baggage we so missed last evening – another plus. Having finally arrived, we needed to work out some logistics including how to return to Dallas for our flight to San Francisco. In the end Jenny and I...

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Darden Smith – Love Calling

Read about Darden Smith’s new offering ‘Love Calling’ Based in Austin Texas, Darden Smith has had a lengthy and varied career. He has recorded fourteen critically acclaimed albums in locations ranging from Austin, New York, Nashville, London and Los Angeles.  All Music Guide has praised Smith as “a singer-songwriter blessed with an uncommon degree of intelligence, depth, and compassion.” Smith spent his early...

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