Dallas, Part 2

Dallas part 2
Started the afternoon hanging out with Chelsea and Tony – diehard music fans from Crystal Clear – a Dallas distributor. They focus on the local Texas sound – gave me a box full of stuff to check out. Interesting to know that virtually none of the musicians they gave me are making a living at it. Let’s hope we can start building the musician’s middle class.


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Kristy Kruger
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Jason Eady
Was fortunate enough to connect with Pascale Hall, the owner of a local coffee shop called Standard and Pours on the Southside of town. As it turns out, Pascale, with the help of MIke Zuchowski, is fast becoming a Dallas institution for local emerging talent. They’ve been hosting an open mic for about 9 months that has grown into its own local music scene. About 20 artists shared the stage, from 7-10pm, 2 songs per player, first come, first served. Saw some great talent, and was also impressed by the first-timers braving a live audience for the first time. Kristy Kruger, Jason Eady, Becky Middleton and the duo Fishing for Comets highlighted a great night of acoustic music. Also was blown away by a guy named Anson… who sang and played a bass. Anson, where are you? …couldn’t find you on myspace.
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Becky Middleton
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Fishing for Comets
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Anson
What’s also very cool is they broadcast the performance live over the web. They actually have their own radio station running 24/7 online. It’s the future, man.
Kristy told me she had not long ago spent 6 weeks on the road, and traveled 16,000 miles playing all the way up into Canada… Alone! Amazing how hard musicians work. The most I ever did was 5,000 miles, and that was sharing the duties with 5 bandmates, and even that was exhausting.
On to Denton…

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9 thoughts on “Dallas, Part 2

  1. Love ur site & the musical variety it exposes me to.
    Seeing your mention of Standard & Pours – great place, aint’ it? – prompted me to recommend a coupla Dallas area performers (who have also played S&P). (1) Karen Naomi: acoustic guitar driven pretty melodies on the mellow side; (2) Sorta: roots/Americana/Wilco- & Son Volt-esque rock n roll band.
    Check ‘em out!

  2. hey tim! so nice to meet you and do hope to hear some of our favorites on pandora! “SMART” is the keyword here. sounds like you are having a great time out there. isn’t it amazing how many local musicians are out there? I NEVER listen to mainstream radio – you are on to something BIG here. busting the pipe wide open for these well deserved musicians ;-) i’m so loving it! THANK YOU! Be sure and take a listen to that MOONSHOT RADIO CD i know you will dig it! I’ll be sending more your way! you’re the best. pascale

  3. Tim,
    Pascale told me she gave you my last album, Broken Furniture, and I just checked out Pandora. I love it! What a cool site. I’m checking out The Robert Earl Keen radio station right now! Rich Brotherton, who produced Robert’s last two albums, also produced Broken Furniture, my album. Anway, this is a great thing and I hear you are going to start listing venues. What a great idea. I’m now a fan!
    By the way, I think I sound like Robert Earl Keen, Josh Ritter, Robbie Robertson, early Wilco, Son Volt,and Ryan Adams.

  4. Hey Tim, I wish I had known about Pandora when you were here in Dallas. The service is fantastic and I’m recommending it to everyone. It has been so difficult to find a service like this for Mac. I would like to suggest a song called “The Last Thing She Said” by Ryan Tyler.

  5. Okay…so in Forth Worth there is a young woman named Morgan Bierlein…she plays in hotels and whatnot….sings jazz…she’s incredible…check her out!!!! PLEASE!!! She has a CD released with Steve Bourgeois under the name Symbiotic Groove. Most excellent duo.

  6. The way this station was put together was awesome. To be able to go back 20 – 30 years and listen to all of my favorite tracks and become familar with those that I have never listen to was awesome. Keep up the good work. Well done.

  7. love this write up. so happy to see the site doing so well! we haveour full length album that i need to send to ya~ camille (fishing for comets)
    thanks so much for everything!
    xo

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