Author: Jordyn Smith

Rob Baird @ The Grand Stafford Theater

By Jordyn Smith Singer/songwriter Rob Baird will be debuting his new album “Wrong Side of the River” at the Grand Stafford Theater on May 13. The Memphis-born singer broke out in 2012 with the release of “I Swear It’s The Truth.” Released by Carnival Recording Company, this critically-acclaimed album gave him a loyal fan base that has grown with him, as well as a niche in the Americana genre. This album reflects many of his inspirations from Tom Petty to Texas-great Robert Earl Keen. Baird has toured with Eli Young Band, written with Scooter Carusoe, and is now back...

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Jon Wolfe and William Clark Green @ Hurricane Harry’s

By Jordyn Smith Hurricane Harry’s is gearing up for the return of two of BCS’s favorite country artists. Jon Wolfe and William Clark Green will be headed back to the stage at Harry’s on April 29 and May 3. Jon Wolfe is set be making another stop at Hurricane Harry’s on April 29. Wolfe, an Oklahoma native, has had an interesting path into the world of country music. He began in the oil business, after being transferred to Houston from Chicago. After some western exposure, and one Alabama concert later, Wolfe would eventually find himself in Austin pursuing his...

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Album Reviews

By Jordyn Smith Blue October – “Home” Released April 22 Alternative duo Blue October is back with their latest release “Home.” The 14-track album kicks off with “Coal Makes Diamonds,” and this mid-tempo track uses great lyrical similes backed by a great musical accompaniment. The duo’s harmonies add another layer to the track and, really, to the rest of the album. The album is full of fantastic songwriting, the meticulous care that has gone into each track is astounding. Blue October does a great job of balancing the album, hitting you hard with rocking tracks then know when to...

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Granger Smith @ Harry’s

By Jordyn Smith Granger Smith, Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of 2002, is making his return to Aggieland on April 22 at Hurricane Harry’s. Granger is coming off of a huge feat by hitting his first number one single with “Backroad Song.” His latest release, “Remington,” which dropped on March 4 has become one of the best country albums of the year so far. “Reminton” is Granger’s first major-label release after Smith signed with Broken Bow Records in the fall of 2015. After years of grinding on the Texas music scene, Granger is finally getting the fame he deserves. Granger’s...

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Albums

Sturgill Simpson – “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” Released April 15 Country artist Sturgill Simpson has released his third album, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.” This album serves as a welcome letter to his new infant son and the eclectic styles, rhythms, and lyrics in this album bring a refreshing twist to the country music genre. Instead of layering on week-old pop tunes, Simpson brings funk, blues, and southern rock to the forefront in his album and kicks off with the swingy “Welcome to Earth (Pollywog).” Next up is “Breakers Roar” as Simpson dials it back and brings a...

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