Webber, who worked at a record store as a teenager, always provides
us a play list. Here are his recommendations from Austin’s
A friend of ours, Erin O’Keefe
has a voice and musical maturity that belongs to the ages but she’s
younger than she sounds. In another era, she would have been on
a major record label. Click here.
exactly Austin but nearby Dripping Springs – here’s Israel
Nash with a song from 2018. This has a real world weariness to it.
I’m surprised it hasn’t
found its way into a Richard Linklater film soundtrack. This
is live-in-the-studio so doesn’t depend upon studio trickery.
I love how the song swells on the choruses, breathes in the right
places and the coda gives me goosebumps. Click here.
Here’s a collaboration between Austin-based Black Pumas and
the indie band Lucius. A majestic cover of the Dave Davies (Kinks)
classic “Strangers”. The lyric has a deeply human message
of looking after one another. In such a mean-spirited era, we could
use it. Click here.
One of Austin’s most beloved artists, Alejandro Escovedo hails
from one of America’s most diverse musical families. Alejandro
wrote this song a decade ago but it is truer now: “Austin’s
changed, it’s true. Show me what hasn’t”. Click
My old friend Jon Dee Graham who I’ve known for well over thirty
years. A renaissance man whose visual art is well worth seeing too.
Fittingly enough, the song I’ve
selected is “Airplane”! Click here.
Rosie Flores is a friend of ours, as well as a national and local
treasure. My wife is a Spanish teacher and has worked with Rosie on
some Spanish language translations of Beatles songs that Rosie has
performed but here’s an autobiographical one of her own. Click
When I was working in record stores 40 years ago, Willis Allen Ramsey made
this one album that floored me but no follow-up. Now we live in the same
area and he still hasn’t made the 2nd album but I’ll listen
to the first one the rest of my life.