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Dana Falconberry: Baby Blue Sky

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By Matt the Electrician in New Music on Sunday 1 January 2012

When I first saw Dana Falconberry play at The Cactus Café in Austin a few years back, it was like experiencing a cross between The Andrews Sisters and Nick Cave, and it made me re-think how I approach rhythm and harmony. In a good way.

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Tom Freund: Copper Moon (featuring Ben Harper)

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By Matt the Electrician in New Music on Friday 30 December 2011

I am the biggest Tom Freund fan there is. Nearly every musician I know cites Tom as an influence, and with good reason. He is also one of the best stand up bass players in the business.

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Cherie Weaver

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By Matt the Electrician in New Art on Saturday 18 June 2011

I saw a show of Cherie Weaver’s a few years back at a local café in Austin and absolutely fell in love with her style and the little goat/human/squirrel creatures that inhabit many of her pieces. So much so that I commissioned her to do the artwork for my album, One Thing Right.

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Nicole Reynolds at the National Women’s Music Festival

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By Matt the Electrician in New Music on Wednesday 15 June 2011

There’s a misleading smallness to Nicole Reynold’s stature and voice that sucks you in at the beginning, then her stories hit you in the head like an anvil. If Andre The Giant has a posse, then it’s Nicole Reynolds.

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Lee Barber: playing live in Austin

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By Matt the Electrician in New Music on Wednesday 15 June 2011

One of the best songwriters I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. Lee Barber’s ability to create landscapes with words is absolutely unparalleled in the physical universe.

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Kathie Sever

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By Matt the Electrician in New Art on Wednesday 15 June 2011

For twenty years, I have been in love with Kathie Sever’s artwork, so much so that I married her. And whether she’s been creating custom embroidered western shirts for Richard Linklater, Mike Mills and Matthew McConaughey, creating new ways for families to conserve and create together with The Future Craft Collective, or making stop-motion music videos and cover art for sensitive singer songwriters (like me), she has always been my favorite artist. And she paints the world the way I would want to if I could.

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