Rock 'n Roll

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On this episode of the B-Sides with Bolin and Blumberg, we take a deep dive into blues and rock from the great state of Texas. The music comes from Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. And while you've likely heard most of the artists, it's always nice to hear from everybody in one hour.

We start with one of the most popular bands from the Lone Star State -- Asleep at the Wheel. They put their spin on an old Eric Clapton song, Lay Down Sally.

The Ruralists

On their first full-length album, The Ruralists have collected a series of 10 songs that capture the physical and 

emotional landscape of a character who lives, loves, struggles, and dreams in a place not unlike Siouxland. It's an album that rewards listening to as an album, but it's also an album of songs that can stand alone. You find yourself going back to certain songs just for the joy of singing along or for rocking out.