IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM JAMES McMURTRY: Some one has a permit to run a gas pipeline from the Permian basin fracking field through the Big Bend Country to the Rio Grande where it will hook up with a Mexican pipeline for transport to the interior, or perhaps the Pacific where tankers can float it to one of our prospective Pacific trade partners. They say they won't take ranch land by eminent domain except as a last resort. Translation, "We'll get your land one way or another, so you better sell." Eminent Domain is supposed to only be invoked for projects which serve the common good. Some of us don't think this project is intended to serve the common good.


Word has it there are now Eminent Domain suits filed against fifty ranchers in the Big Bend region for the purpose of acquiring pipeline right of way.



Check out these links for more info:​http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/openletter/
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/ 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/binational_agreement_petition 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/trans-pecos_pipeline 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/concerns 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/timeline 
http://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/a-pipeline-in-the-sand/ 

​​JAMES McMURTRY FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE COVER STORY

“25 SONGS THAT TELL US WHERE MUSIC IS GOING” 

AUSTIN, Texas — The New York Times Magazine’s cover story “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going” (Sunday, March 12) prominently features a four-page spread focusing on James McMurtry’s “Copper Canteen,” from his 2015 release Complicated Game. The author points directly to the song’s frequently quoted opening line as a representative passage in McMurtry's work: “Honey, don’t you be yelling at me while I’m cleaning my gun.” “Though that line about the gun got a big laugh when McMurtry played it in Dallas,” Ruth Graham writes, “I still don’t know whether to hear it as a joke or a threat, and McMurtry has never been one to offer the easy comfort of a straight answer.” CLICK HERE for more.

"The simple fact is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation."

- Stephen King

The Power of the Front Man
​​Whatever the front man says or does gives license to those in the crowd. A certain band used to play at the Continental Club in Austin, where my band and I regularly play when we’re home. When they played, a woman danced naked, or very nearly naked, behind a screen on which a light threw her shadow to the full view of the audience. Some of the staff that worked those shows are still working at the club. They tell me that during those shows some of the men in the audience became unusually and uncomfortably aggressive toward the women in the audience. I thought that was terrible.
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Continental Club Residency:
When he is not on the road, you can catch James McMurtry in Austin for his regular solo/acoustic show at the Continental Club Gallery every Tuesday. And the James McMurtry Band can be found each Wednesday performing their renowned regular midnight set at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.​​

Tour

TUE OCT 9

CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
AUSTIN, TX


WED OCT 10

CONTINENTAL CLUB
AUSTIN, TX


​FRI OCT 12
MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI MUSIC FESTIVAL
GREENVILLE, MS

SAT OCT 13

MOONSHINER'S BALL - ROCKCASTLE RIVERSIDE
LIVINGSTON, KY

SUN OCT 14
OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF MUSIC MAURER HALL (SOLO)
CHICAGO, IL

TUE OCT 16
CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
AUSTIN, TX

WED OCT 17
CONTINENTAL CLUB
​AUSTIN, TX

​SAT OCT 20
STILLWATER BALLOON FESTIVAL (SOLO)
STILLWATER, OK

TUE OCT 23
CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
​AUSTIN, TX

​THUR OCT 25
PROUD LARRY'S
OXFORD, MS

FRI OCT 26
THE GREY EAGLE
ASHVILLE, NC

SAT OCT 27
THE FOUNDRY
ATHENS, GA
TICKETS

​TUE OCT 30
CAPITAL ALE HOUSE MUSIC HALL
RICHMOND, VA
TICKETS

WED OCT 31
CREATIVE ALLIANCE
BALTIMORE, MD
TICKETS


THUR NOV 1
CLUB CAFE
PITTSBURG, PA
TICKETS


SAT NOV 3
BLIND PIG
ANN ARBOR, MI
TICKETS


MON NOV 5
SHANK HALL
MILWAUKEE, WI
TICKETS

WED NOV 7
20TH CENTURY THEATRE
CINCINNATI, OH

THUR NOV 8
3RD AND LINDSLEY
NASHVILLE, TN

FRI NOV 9
GEORGE'S MAJESTIC LOUNGE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
TICKETS

SAT DEC 15

MCGONIGEL'S MUCKY DUCK (SOLO)

HOUSTON, TX