Tommy Allsup photo by Eric Shaiman, 2009

Tommy Allsup on Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Bob Wills, Texas Playboys

Guitarist-producer Tommy Allsup, best-known as a member of The Crickets led by songwriter-singer-guitarist Buddy Holly, died in Springfield, Missouri on January 12, 2017, at the age...
Boyd Elder's 'One of These Nights' and Rick Griffin's turkey breast cap. Composite: Randy Nauert.

Boyd Elder – Encounters of the Southwestern Kind, 1978

A close encounter with the artist who created the skull art for Eagles' 'One of These Nights' and 'Their Greatest Hits' By Stephen K. Peeples Boyd...
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, with cover art by Boyd Elder.

Boyd Elder Skull Art Featured on Eagles’ Best-Selling Album in U.S. History

Texas artlaw Boyd Elder's eagle skull art for Eagles' best-selling 'Their Greatest Hits' album is owned by 38 million US music fans who don't know his name.
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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...

Grateful Dead-Jefferson Starship at Lindley Meadows, 9/28/75

A very slightly edited version of a feature concert review of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Starship first published in Cash Box magazine Oct....

Boyd Elder ‘No AMF’ Marfa Bash a Feast of Family, Friends, Art

Nearly 100 family members, friends, and admirers of Texas artlaw Boyd Elder gathered at The Capri in Marfa, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018,...
Waylon Jennings Are You Ready for the Country crop

Waylon Jennings – ‘Are You Ready for the Country,’ PUTT, 7-7-76

Texas country outlaw Waylon Jennings bids for a wider audience with his 'Are You Ready for the Country' LP. The following is a feature album...
Boyd Elder Justine's invitation

Artlaw Boyd Elder ‘No AMF Tour’ Rocks Justine’s in Austin

Austin, Texas resident Shaula Elder, on behalf of older sister Flaunn Elder-Jamieson of Kona, Hawai'i, honored their departed father, Texas artlaw Boyd Elder, aka "El...
Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples about Heartattack and Vine at Zoetrope

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples, 9-4-80

With the appointment made to conduct a Tom Waits interview on the Zoetrope Studios lot in Hollywood on September 4, 1980, I listened to...
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Texas ‘Artlaw’ Boyd Elder Mounts Skull Art Exhibit in Austin

Legendary Texas multi-media artlaw Boyd Elder mounts a rare exhibition of his original “American Fetish – RIP” painted and adorned animal skull art at...
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