Author: Edward Brown
Edward Brown writes about music, arts and news for a variety of publications. He’s an award-winning writer for the Fort Worth Weekly and volunteers for numerous Fort Worth nonprofits.
“Every herd going up the trail stopped here in Fort Worth to replenish supplies. After selling their herds, the drovers would stop here once again to spend their hard-earned money. Because of Fort Worth’s significance to the cattle drives, our city earned its most enduring nickname, Cowtown.”
Like a Master Chef who pulls from a wide range of influences, accordionist Abel Casillas has created a sonic cuisine that reflects Texas’ rich musical tapestry. The Fort Worth native is best known as the singer/songwriter/arranger for Squeezebox Bandits, the uber-popular country/Tex-Mex quartet that
Thousands of Fort Worthians, Texans and folks from around the world had their eyes on a recent live-stream music show in the Near Southside. R&B sensation Leon Bridges and local singer-songwriter Abraham Alexander uplifted spirits as part of a fundraising concert that netted more than $60,000 for local artists.
Many Fort Worthians are turning to local live stream shows to unwind and relax after a long day of work and guiding their kid through remote learning classes. Local performing arts groups are using the opportunity to serve the Fort Worth community by providing homebound folks with online music lessons and tips for making music at home.
Many in Fort Worth are heeding advice to practice social distancing during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. The necessary precaution has lead to the cancellation of gigs and concerts that financially support local musicians.
Traditional Texas barbecue is high on the minds of those who've visit smoked meats stalwarts like Angelo’s (which has been serving Cowtown for more than 50 years), Railhead Smokehouse, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que and others each year. An influx of pitmaster talent has recently added to our
Tatiana Mayfield has reached a milestone, both professionally and personally. The vocalist and composer who is best known for her renditions of R&B and jazz works is wrapping up graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington.