Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on the page with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get a one-year subscription to Texas Music magazine (a $15 value).
Enthusiastically exhibiting the contemporary nuances and the lush history of Lone Star State's inimitable music culture, the quarterly Texas Music bursts with multihued pages and in-depth articles. The glossy publication highlights present and past contributors to the diverse Texas music scene, from oldies including Buddy Holly and Janis Joplin to new tunesmiths such as Miranda Lambert and Spoon. Pour through information-packed features on storied instrument wranglers, read up on reviews of the newest albums, or add a much-needed melodic addition to the collection of Silence Digest periodicals littering your coffee table.
When Stewart Ramser published the first issue of Texas Music magazine in December 1999, it sold in two stores. These days, his quarterly publication has subscribers in all 50 states. On each colorful, glossy page, writers showcase the work of Texas musicians from across a wide variety of music, from renowned artists such as Lyle Lovett, Spoon, Bob Schneider, Willie Nelson, and Ghostland Observatory to rising talents. They keep readers further abreast with a calendar of music events from around the state and reviews of native Texans' latest albums. Along with new tunes, the magazine celebrates the history of Texas music with features ranging from an Armadillo World Headquarters retrospective to a ranking of the top 50 classic Texas songs.