Author: Preston Jones

“Lonesome Blues” explores the ghosts of Dallas musical history

Downtown Dallas is haunted by the ghosts of blues legends. It might be difficult to spot them, but throughout the Deep Ellum neighborhood and in various corners of downtown proper, you can find traces of some of the genre’s most legendary players, many of whom got their start busking on area street corners. One of… Read more »

Stream these North Texas artists on Bandcamp Friday

Jackson Scribner, wearing a fedora and glasses, faces the camera

After a brief hiatus, Bandcamp Fridays are back. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, it’s pretty straightforward: To help musicians amid the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic, the streaming platform Bandcamp launched “Bandcamp Friday,” a day where the company forgoes its revenue share in order to pass on to bands an average of 93 percent… Read more »

Rising North Texas star A-Wall drops new single, “Solo”

Success, as A-Wall will tell you, comes with its advantages — and its drawbacks. The El Paso-born and North Texas-based singer-songwriter’s 2021 single “Loverboy” exploded in popularity on TikTok — the “bedroom pop” track has amassed a staggering 174 million Spotify streams to date. (“It was crazy,” he said during a recent conversation. “I’d wake… Read more »