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Volume II, Issue 12
September 14 - September 21, 1998  
 
Music
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Time to Develop [2]
Koch Records does A&R the old-fashioned way-by building artists and repertoire.
— Bill Friskics-Warren, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Forced Retirement [3]
What does it say for the state of country when George Jones gets dropped by his label?
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Lyle Lovett [4]
What you see and hear is truly what you get with Lovett -- and then some.
— Jody Denberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Steven Fromholz [5]
Fromholz's decades of toiling away in cafes and bars and in his songwriter's notebook has left a mark on a younger generation of songwriters.
— Lee Nichols, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
True Believer [6]
R.I.P., Charlie Feathers.
— Randy Fox and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Captain's Log [7]
To say Bob Log III is a unique individual is a major honking understatement.
— Stephen Seigel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Loud Losers [8]
Bare Jr. bares its rockin' soul to Michael McCall.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Live Report
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Soundbites [9]
Support local music? Ha!
— Al Perry, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [13]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

L yle Lovett is back with a new album and some fascinating collaborators. The Austin Chronicle's Jody Denberg interviews the man on his influences and making the new album. One of the songwriters featured on Lovett's new collection is Steven Fromholz, a Texas songwriting legend and early participant in the movement known as "Redneck Rock." Lee Nichols takes us down the long Texas road of Fromholz's life.

Yet another independent label creating at the local level (last week's Austin Indie round-up and a profile of Slimstyle Record's ascent of the independent label Swing world have graced the pages previously), Koch Records is taking the novel approach of actually developing careers for its signees. More in "Time to Develop."

Other artist profiles this week include Doo Rag's Bob Log III, Bare Jr., and Charlie Feathers. Rockabilly and country artist Al Perry comments on the state of mind of musicians looking for local support. We wrap up the music section this week with mini-reviews of a multitude of new releases.


Mini Reviews
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Texas Platters [10]

  • Junior Brown
  • Willie Nelson
  • Electromagnets
  • the Edwin Livingston Group
  • Fred Mitchim
  • Pocket FishRMen
  • Transona Five
  • and more

Rhythm & Views [11]
  • Hookers
  • Ether
  • Vince Gil

Tiny Tunes [12]
  • USA
  • Little Birds
  • The Doleful Lions
  • Motel Swim
  • Hazeldine
  • Orphans

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