Author: Preston Jones

Rising star Bartees Strange brings his eclectic sound to Dallas’ Deep Ellum Art Company

Sitting in front of a yellow backdrop, Bartees Strange holds an electric guitar

One of the profound pleasures of listening to the music Bartees Strange makes is also one of its most confounding elements: Just how, precisely, is a person supposed to describe what Strange’s songs sound like? To date, the English-born, Oklahoma-bred and Washington, D.C.-based singer-songwriter hasn’t so much blurred genre boundaries as completely disregarded them. His… Read more »

Dallas singer-songwriter Jacob Metcalf prepares “Monitors” for release

Jacob Metcalf, wearing a black cap and sparkling top, faces the camera in shadow

Six years have passed between Jacob Metcalf’s last album, 2016’s exquisite Fjord, and his latest album, Monitors. He’s changed; the world’s changed — but what hasn’t changed is the sense he had — “reservations and misgivings,” as he puts it — prior to releasing the first single from Monitors, “Dizzy.” “I already knew I’m the… Read more »

Fort Worth Stockyards will host a new music festival

The Fort Worth Stockyards Music Festival will hit the city next year, reports  Fort Worth magazine. The festival will tentatively happen over three days in March 2023. It’s not the first time such a gathering has been attempted — there was a Stockyards Music Festival which was primarily set in and around Billy Bob’s Texas… Read more »