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BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

For those who lived through the era and still care about issues of class, race, and gender, ‘Highway 61’ is the book to read about American music. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 [On Highway … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Houston Rock and Blues Musician Guy Schwartz and Band

Rag Radio’s Thorne Dreyer, left, with Billy Bourbon and Guy Schwartz in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, July 5, 2013. Photo by Marlo Blue / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Houston rock and blues artist Guy Schwartz … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Houston Rock and Blues Musician Guy Schwartz and Band

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Love Goes to Buildings on Fire’

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: New York City, just like I pictured it From the steamy streets of the South Bronx and the future that would become hip-hop to the steamier bathhouses and clubs in lower Manhattan that became … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Love Goes to Buildings on Fire’

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MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : Punk, Politics, and the 1980s

Patti Smith, New York, circa 1976. Photo © Stephanie Chernikowski. Punk, Politics, and the 1980s Rock music historians and critics generally agree that punk was a reaction to the gaudiness of 1970s stadium rock and the creation of rock royalty … finish reading MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : Punk, Politics, and the 1980s

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Michael Simmons : I Was a Texas Jewboy!

Left to right: Larry Campbell, Michael Simmons, Jim Rider, and Kinky Friedman at the Lone Star Roadhouse, New York City, 1989. Photo by Cleveland Storrs.Move over, Kinky: I was a Texas Jewboy! The Kinkster blew my still-growing mind and helped … finish reading Michael Simmons : I Was a Texas Jewboy!

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Papa Had a Brand New Bag

Papa had a brand new bag:James Brown was ‘The One’ By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2012 [The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, by RJ Smith (2012: Gotham); Hardcover; 464 pp.; $27.50l.] When … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Papa Had a Brand New Bag

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bill Kirchen is a ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

Bill Kirchen performs at the KOOP Surfin’ 17-A-Go-Go benefit at Antone’s in Austin, Feb. 4, 2012. Photo courtesy Ted and Linda Branson / KOOP / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Commander Cody’s Bill Kirchenis a ‘Titan of the Telecaster’By Thorne Dreyer | … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bill Kirchen is a ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

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Rag Radio : Bill Kirchen is ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

Bill Kirchen performs at the KOOP Surfin’17-A-Go-Go benefit at Antone’s in Austin, Feb. 4, 2012. Photo courtesy Ted and Linda Branson / KOOP / The Rag Blog.‘Titan of the Telecaster’:Commander Cody’s Bill Kirchen on Rag Radio By Thorne Dreyer / … finish reading Rag Radio : Bill Kirchen is ‘Titan of the Telecaster’

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MUSIC / Jan Reid : The ‘Old Mad Joy’ of the Gourds

Image of The Gourds from thegourds.com.Old Mad Joy:No Last Waltz for the Gourds ‘Most bands grow out of rock and roll when they get to be our age,’ Russell told me with a laugh. ‘We’ve done everything kind of backward.’ … finish reading MUSIC / Jan Reid : The ‘Old Mad Joy’ of the Gourds

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MUSIC / John Wilson : Houston Folk Legend Don Sanders is ‘Heavy Word User’

Singer-songwriter and storyteller: Don Sanders is still a ‘Heavy Word User’ By John Wilson / The Rag Blog / September 14, 2011 Houston folk legend and children’s entertainer Don Sanders will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Sept. … finish reading MUSIC / John Wilson : Houston Folk Legend Don Sanders is ‘Heavy Word User’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

Woody Guthrie in 1943. Photo by Al Aumuller / New York World-Telegram and the Sun / Wikimedia Commons.Remembering Woody Guthriein the age of Obama By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / July 19, 2011 Woody Guthrie, the songwriter, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

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Texas Songwriter Vince Bell : One Man’s Music

Vince Bell. Photo by David Byboth.One Man’s Music:Three-Day Ride to the Kitchen By Vince Bell / The Rag Blog / January 18, 2010 Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Vince Bell will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, Tuesday, January 12, 2-3 … finish reading Texas Songwriter Vince Bell : One Man’s Music

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