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23 Reasons Why I Love this Scene

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this wonderful thing we call the Texas/Red Dirt music scene and all that it implies: the wonderful people and of course, the amazing music that I’ve been introduced to over the years.  Now don’t get me wrong, it all starts with the music, but there’s so much more to it!

Once I started thinking about it, a list formed of things I see or hear that makes me think about the scene.  There are way more reasons but this is a start!

  1. Willie Nelson’s braids
  2. Walt Wilkins’ smile

    Walt Wilkins

    Walt Wilkins

  3. Doug Moreland’s wood carvings
  4. The comedy stylings of Bo Phillips, Randy Brown and Steve Helms
  5. Brandon Rhyder’s pictures of what he’s cookin’
  6. The rooster at Luckenbach, Texas
  7. Kevin Fowler’s hunting pics
  8. Mother Hubbard’s advice
  9. Aaron Watson’s love of his family
  10. Matt Martindale’s washboard
  11. Rita Ballou’s ramblings
  12. Wade Bowen’s vodka videos
  13. Jack Ingram’s love of Southwest Airlines
  14. Bart Crow and his never ending quest for diaper money

    Bart Crow & Family

    Bart Crow and his family

  15. Cody Canada’s smoldering eyes
  16. Ray Wylie Hubbard’s gritty groove
  17. Gruene Hall’s natural “a/c”
  18. Justin Frazell’s love of Golf
  19. Stoney LaRue’s bandana
  20. The Rankin Twins’ photo ops
  21. Granger Smith’s “Earl-isms”
  22. Roger Creager’s dad Bill singin’ “Rancho Grande”
  23. Reckless Kelly’s cheesy jokes

Obviously this is a work in progress…what would you add to this list?

4 Comments on 23 Reasons Why I Love this Scene

  1. The way Radney Foster can write a song that feels like like he’s peering into your soul.

    Whiskey Myers being time travelers from the great southern rock era.

    Robert Earl Keen transporting you back to a little porch in College Station with a few chords and words.

    The love that surrounds when one of our own is going through a hard time.

  2. John Sixkiller // July 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm // Reply

    Mike McClure producing a multitude of Red Dirt Artist’s albums

  3. Matt Hillyer stories.

    Spending more time listening to the music than I did fighting traffic, parking, waiting in line, and then doing it all in reverse afterward.

    Adding another t shirt to the collection.

  4. One of Rusty Weir’s good ole stories.

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