Brian T. Atkinson's The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard (Texas A&M University Press, due out August 16, 2019), chronicles the longtime Texas-based songwriter's musical influence from “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” through “Snake Farm” and beyond.
Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy Behind Cheatham Street Warehouse spotlights the legendary songwriter, venue owner and mentor's own personal history and his influence on George Strait, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Todd Snider and dozens more iconic songwriters.
I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt highlights the singular songwriter's impact on friends (Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver) and younger songwriter fans (Scott Avett, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz)
Eight 30 Records' albums include Cold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins, Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay, Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll and Danny Barnes' Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later), Chris Fullerton's Epilepsy Blues and Matt Harlan's Best Beasts
The BarnWood recording studio has worked with Hayes Carll, James McMurtry, Randy Rogers, Sunny Sweeney, Danny Barnes, Verlon Thompson, Walt Wilkins, The Skunks, The Band of Heathens, William Clark Green and several other top-tier Americana singer-songwriters.
Austin-based house concert series Catfish Concerts has hosted Mary Gauthier, James McMurtry, Shinyribs' Kevin Russell, Tim Easton, Verlon Thompson, Greg Trooper, Sunny Sweeney, David Olney and several dozen more songwriters as well as its annual Townes Van Zandt tribute every March.
Squeaky String Productions is the umbrella company for Jenni Finlay and Brian T Atkinson's projects including Eight 30 Records, Jenni Finlay Promotions, Burgundy Red Films, Cheatham Street Woodshed recording studio, Catfish Concerts, Magnolia Catering and more.
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