I’ve grouped these in four categories: Long-form, book reviews, music reviews, and editorials. Titles in each entry link to online sites or, where those no longer exist, to scans of the articles as they originally appeared.


Finding Her Groove.” Profile and career overview of singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez. Texas Music, winter 2016.

Pride and Joy.” Career overview of Stevie Ray Vaughan on the occasion of his induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Texas Music, spring 2015.

Time Changes Everything.” Career overview of Bob Wills. Texas Music, spring 2014.

Selected book reviews

Is It Still Good to Ya? Robert Christgau. Texas Music, summer 2019.

My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius, and Rage. Harold F. Eggers Jr., with L. E. McCullough. Texas Music, spring 2019.

Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few. Diana Finlay Hendricks. Texas Music, winter 2018.

Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story – How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War. Nigel Cliff. Texas Music, summer 2017.

Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens. Buck Owens, with Randy Poe. Texas Music, fall 2016.

The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones. Rich Kienzle. Texas Music, summer 2016.

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story. Jewel. Texas Music, spring 2016.

It’s a Long Story: My Life. Willie Nelson, with David Ritz. Texas Music, summer 2015.

I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like: Mostly True Tall Tales. Todd Snider. Texas Music, fall 2014.

Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera. Rex Brown, with Mark Eglinton. Texas Music, winter 2014.

Ministry: The Lost Gospels. Al Jourgensen, with Jon Wiederhorn. Texas Music, winter 2014.

Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir. Kenny Rogers. Texas Music, summer 2013.

Selected music reviews

Lone Star Landmarks: Focus on Guy Clark. Fall 2016.

Lone Star Landmarks: Honoring Merle Haggard. Summer 2016.

With Coy Prather. “Obscure Willie: A Decade-by-Decade Sampling of the Songwriter’s Lesser-Known Gems.” Fall 2015.

Lone Star Landmarks: Bobby Fuller Four and Rick Trevino. Fall 2014.

Lone Star Landmarks: Kimmie Rhodes and Jimmy Giuffre. Winter 2012.


Political Discourse Could Stand Less Heat, More Light.” The Daily News, Galveston County, Texas, 19 February 2022.

Donald Trump Has Failed the Most Basic Test of Office.” The Daily News, Galveston County, Texas, 27 October 2020.

Column on Injustice Was Chicanery of Omission and Commission.” The Daily News, Galveston County, Texas, 7 July 2020.

Honors Programs Benefit from Diversity of Experiences.” The Daily Texan, The University of Texas at Austin, 11 February 2018.