Carter: From Austin Back to Wichita Falls

From Austin Back to Wichita Falls Richard Carter Last Friday night was another pretty busy night in the downtown area for music. I was in the area and got to chat with Graham Wilkinson of the Graham Wilkinson and the Underground Township as well as his long-time drummer Patrick Herzfeld. Both are, of course, former…

Carter: Now that was a crowd

“A Big Outdoor Show” Richard Carter I’d have to think that the people who put on this year’s St Patrick’s Day Downtown Street Festival must feel like they hit it on the head Saturday night. The crowd had to be pushing 10,000, and people were everywhere. There were tons of vendors and activities for the…

Carter: Bugs Henderson

“Bugs” Richard Carter I heard through a friend on Saturday that one of our better blues (and rock) guitarists, Bugs Henderson, had passed away on Friday of cancer. I had the opportunity to interview him and also to open up a show for him, and he was truly a nice guy. As nice a guy…

Carter: Early Summer

Early summer Richard Carter Last  Friday I had the opportunity to shoot images of the Derby Dames before hurrying home to do a phone interview with an young traditional Irish band called Flashpoint. The two brothers who compose the Metroplex band are 18 and 16 years of age and were hanging out at the North…

Still in shock, but what a great year

I made a reservation for Lubbock for this weekend a long time ago. I thought Hirschi would be there. I thought Burkburnett would be there. Not that they were perfect teams, but they were really good teams with a chance to win the region. Or so I thought. I expect both teams to give it…