Issue 87, Winter 2014

Issue 87, Winter 2014


The Texas Music Issue

Our 16th annual Southern Music Issue honors the legendary musical history of Texas and includes a twenty-five-song CD. The cover features Jim McGuire’s 1975 portrait of Guy and Susanna Clark.


“The music of Texas is as vast and hard to define as the Lone Star state itself; it covers every genre of American music—transcending culture, race, language, and historical circumstance—and yet reveals a distinctive soulprint that you won’t hear anywhere else.” — Rick Clark, Liner Notes

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Points South

Tom Maxwell, What's the Matter Now

Sundown Man, by Nathan Salsburg

Eavesdropping on History, by Cynthia Shearer

An interview with Chris Strachwitz, by Dom Flemons

Gene Fowler heard it on the X

Ada Limón remembers the Lark of the Border

The Basics of Love, a story by Bret Anthony Johnston

Christopher C. King investigates a murder in Deep Ellum

Rachel Monroe tries on Roy Orbison's glasses

Texas Calling, by Alex Rawls

Amanda Shires was born warblin', by Aaron Alford

True Love Will Find You In the End, by Louis Black

Harrison Scott Key takes the mic

Live at the Continental Club, by Bill Bentley

James BigBoy Medlin hits the road with Doug Sahm


Features

SHE'S ABOUT A MOVER
by Margaret Moser

OLD SCHOOL POET OF THE WORLD
by Tamara Saviano

WATCHING WILLIE'S BACK
by Joe Nick Patoski

SEARCHING FOR LA PERDIDA
by Michelle García

JAM NOTHIN' BUT THAT SCREW
by Amanda Petrusich

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
by Preston Lauterbach

THE MUSIC OF TEXAS
by Rick Clark 


Poetry

Cowboys vs. Texans
by John Poch

We Always Needed You
by Naomi Shihab Nye 

In Defense of Poetry Voice
by David Tomas Martinez


Art by Jim McGuire, Walker Pickering, Kevin Greenblat, Josh Verduzco, Bruce Jackson, Sandy Carson, Lippe Studio, Armando Alvarez, Jon Flaming, Petra Péterffy, Tracy Anne Hart, Allison V. Smith, James H. Evans, Fred Woodward, Kim Cadmus Owens, Baron Wolman, Ken Hoge, Marc Burckhardt, David Gahr, Dave Anderson, Eleanor Davis, El Franco Lee II, Ben Tecumseh DeSoto, Henry Horenstein

 Cover: Guy and Susanna Clark, 1975, by Jim McGuire, www.nashvilleportraits.com