Lone Star Beer: Texas Music and Texas Beer Join Forces (1976)

The Backstory: In late 1975, Lone Star Brewing Co. marketing executives Jerry Retzloff and Barry Sullivan spoke with this reporter at length about the budding brew-mance between Texas musicians and Lone Star Beer. The resulting feature appeared in the February 14, 1976 edition of Cash Box, then one of the music industry’s top three trade Read More



Willie Nelson, Lone Star Jerry Retzloff & The Texas Music Conspiracy

Former Lone Star Brewing Co. district sales manager Jerry Retzloff flashed back half a lifetime to Austin and the Texas music scene in the heady mid-’70s in an exclusive interview with the author on April 20, 2015, It was the day after The Wittliff Collections’ “Armadillo Rising” event at Texas State University in San Marcos, Read More



Armadillo Rising – Wittliff Collection Rocks 1970s Austin Music Scene

Bill Wittliff and The Wittliff Collections’ “Armadillo Rising: Austin’s Music Scene in the 1970s” event attracted a standing-room-only audience of Texas music and pop culture fans to Texas State University, San Marcos’ Alfred B. Alkek Library on April 19, 2015. The special reception complemented the Wittliff Collections’ “Homegrown” exhibit of 1970s vintage music poster art Read More



Is Kinky Friedman ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’?

UPDATED WITH VIDEOS Notorious Texas Troubadour Wraps Coast-to-Coast ‘Bi-Polar’ Tour at McCabe’s Dec. 5-6 By Stephen K. Peeples The night after Kinky Friedman finished recording “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” between the epic floods of spring 2015, the Texas-based singer-songwriter, humorist, entrepreneur and raconteur played the rough mixes for a couple of visitors. Friedman Read More

Joe Nick Patoski Q&A on Doug Sahm Film

Totally true tall tales from Texas about Biblical floods, Doug Sahm, Texas music, Texas Tornados, rednecks, cowboys, hippies, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Huey P. Meaux, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, the Sir Douglas Quintet, “She’s About a Mover,” sneaky British Invaders from the Lone Star State, Bob Dylan, the Corpus Pot Bust, San Francisco, Bill Graham, the Read More

Groovin’ Doug Sahm Film Premieres in L.A. July 30

UPDATE: Now-closed Kickstarter campaign to pay for music licensing surpassed $75,000 goal by $15K By Stephen K. Peeples “Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove,” the film documentary about Texas music icon Doug Sahm that premiered to a packed house and universal acclaim at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival in Austin in March, will Read More

Willie Nelson & Family Rolling to Santa Clarita

American Music Icon Adds Santa Clarita Valley Stop to 2014 Tour April 5 Willie Nelson & Family make their first-ever Santa Clarita Valley appearance when they headline the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons Saturday night, April 5. Having a superstar artist like Willie Nelson in Santa Clarita will likely raise Read More



Spotlight Q&A with Domino Bobby Whitlock, Pt. 1: Intro & Stax

Special note for SCV music fans headed to the SXSW 2012 music blowout in Austin: Derek & The Dominos legend Bobby Whitlock and his musical collaborator and wife CoCo Carmel and their band play The Saxon in Austin on March 15 at 10 p.m. The gig coincides with SXSW and celebrates the release of Bobby Read More