The Flatlanders story reads like a Hollywood script - high school friends Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock formed a band in 1972 in Lubbock, Texas. They record an album, broke up before it was released, made their own successes in the music world, only to reunite 30 years later, lauded as innovators.
"This is gonna be awesome when the guitar gets plugged back in!" Abigail Bengson shouted with a smile on her face during a slight hiccup during the Bengsons' set.
The Great White North is one of the last places you might think of when speaking of country-tinged music, but musicians like Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans are well-versed in the sounds of the American South.
We asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their "Songs of the Year," and as you'd expect, they turned in an incredible range of styles and sounds and themes. Taken as a whole, these 33 songs provide a snapshot of the music that made us dance and sing in 2012.
Another year is now coming to a close, and it's time to take a look at the albums released in 2012 that made the biggest waves on-air at 88.1 KDHX this year.
Oh ye merry music fans, do we have a compilation for you. The second volume of KDHXmas features 17 artists from St. Louis and beyond, all playing brand new and/or familiar songs to make the season bright.
Forming the Grassy Knoll Boys in 2009 when he struck out on his solo career, Kansas native Chuck Mead utilizes western swing and rockabilly sounds to spin more yarns than a knitting circle.