Texas Music

Darren Carroll

Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is celebrating a big mile marker in his career. I was able recently to sit down with him in his Kerrville office to talk about it. That "it" is the recording of a live album in 1995. The album didn't just get popular, he thinks it inspired up-n-coming musicians like himself to keep on plugging away.

"This record had a big influence on a lot of people that play music in Texas in the last twenty years."

There was a clear path laid out for Gary Clark Jr. If he'd wanted, he could have allowed himself to be crowned the young, African-American savior of 21st-century blues guitar.

TPR Member Reception At Terri Hendrix Show

Aug 17, 2015

Schreiner University in Kerrville celebrates our state's great music with its annual Texas Music Heritage Day on Friday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Throughout the day, enjoy arts, crafts, live music, speakers and storytellers on the campus grounds at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion. Over 50 performers will take part in the festivities! 

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Trish Murphy was one of the hardest-working (and hardest rocking) women among a new crop of Texas singer-songwriters to emerge in the 1990s, including Sara Hickman, Terri Hendrix, Kelly Willis and Mary Cutrufello. Murphy first began performing publicly with her brother Darin in her native Houston before striking out on her own after moving to Austin in 1996.