Thursday, March 18, 1999

The Cyber Scene in Dallas

My good friend Eric Olsson wrote in that he saw Terry Allen, Lucinda Williams, and David Byrne (!) do an acoustic song swap at a small club in Dallas to raise money to build a statue of C.B. Stubblefield, king of the West Texas barbecue. It was very much "NY meets TX." Song swaps are traditionally unrehearsed and it was fun to see David Byrne forget half the words to Heaven and Life During Wartime but play them regardless. It's too bad the show didn't coincide with the SXSW, as to me, it was the essence of the Texas music scene. More info on Terry Allen and the concert here: