Making your way to the back of Austin’s Deep Eddy Cabaret, the fixtures feel timeless. From the jukebox in the back, to the people sitting at the bar, everything looks like it has stayed the same since its inception in 1951.
Bent over the pool table in the back of the bar is musician Jesse Woods. His cowboy boots and pearl snap shirt seem to make him another fixture that’s been in this place for decades. Taking his whiskey outside and lighting a cigarette, it’s hard to take him for a product of the eighties and nineties. Instead, he seems to be channeling the spirit of Townes and Waylon.
The collective individual accomplishments of the relatively new band Satellite are impressive. Between the four members they have been nominated for a Grammy, signed to Columbia Records and Epic, been a part of a platinum selling band and written songs for a diverse group of artists ranging from Pink to Faith Hill to Celine Dion to Joe Cocker.
After a three-year musical hiatus, Duquette Johnston has returned with Rebel King – an EP that essentially serves as a preview for his upcoming full-length album, Rabbit Runs a Destiny, due out later this year.
Ben Swank, the former drummer for the Soledad Brothers, may be from Ohio, but since coming to Nashville in 2009 to found Third Man Records’ physical home (Jack White’s label had existed without one since 2001) with White and Ben Blackwell, he has become quite the Music City fixture. Whether representing high-profile Third Man, promoting underground rock shows or writing a local advice column, the dapper Swank embodies a new Nashville being influenced by creative transplants. We caught up with Swank to learn more about him and Third Man Records.
If there was ever a time of year to revel in nostalgia, this is it – even if it that period of time was before we were born. The sounds that have stood the test of time are those that make it feel like the Christmas season. So as you gear up to host your holiday party, here’s a collection of classic tunes that have both style and tradition – and will put your guests in a festive spirit.