Wednesday, December 17 2008
It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.
Sunday, March 23 2008
Smart and aware, Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry shares some pointed observations about the world with PopMatters' 20 Questions.
Tuesday, February 23 2010
James McMurtry's character-driven songs get a muscular workout on this live CD/DVD package which offers the first authorized footage of McMurtry in concert.
Sunday, June 8 2008
There is just enough organic warmth here to make those who grimace at James McMurtry's grizzled vocals forgive him his sin of sounding like a Texas roughneck.
Monday, April 14 2008
Call McMurtry’s music what you will, just don’t call it kids’ stuff.
Sunday, April 15 2007
The experience of a good retrospective is like raiding an older sibling's record collection as a kid, one of the most time-honored entry points for discovering new old music.
Wednesday, September 7 2005
The Texas troubadour adds a bit of panache and grace to the stories of the working class poor. America: the land of the free, where even working two jobs means one can only afford to sleep in the car.
Monday, June 16 2008
Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry swore he'd never pen a political tune. "I used to not like to hear other songwriters make a point politically," he