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AATW pay respect to the king

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Asleep at the Wheel has a Jones for Bob Wills because "Still the King - Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys" is the third tribute disc by Ray Benson and the boys for the king of Texas swing. This edition is filled with 22 songs and features help from such folks as Playboys member Leon Rausch, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Old Crow Medicine Show and George Strait.

Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs releases his second full-length and third overall with "All These Dreams."

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»