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Under The Radar Music: Lone Justice/Maria McKee

Emerging from the “Cowpunk” scene of L.A. in 1982, Lone Justice was fronted by one of the great female vocalists of the 1980s, Maria McKee. After their signing to the Geffen label at the urging…
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Under The Radar Music: Spooner/Fire Town

This week’s group is no longer around in their original form, but they made some great, catchy music with a midwestern feel while they were active in the 1980s and early 1990s. They began in…
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Under The Radar Music: Richard Thompson

You may not be familiar with Richard Thompson, but he is legendary among fellow musicians and songwriters. He began his career in the late 1960s in the English folk group Fairport Convention, and struck out…
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Under The Radar Music: Joe Ely

Howdy folks! Our artist this week hails from Amarillo, Texas. Singer-songwriter Joe Ely is far from a household name, but he should be. His debut album was released in 1977, and the following year, he…
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Under The Radar Music: Lyle Lovett

Greetings, friends and neighbors! The Bobbo artist o’ the week this week isn’t obscure, but he’s not exactly mainstream, either. Texas native Lyle Lovett had a brief moment of near-popularity in the early 1990s that…
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Under The Radar Music: Junior Brown

This guy looks and sounds like a throwback to the 50s, and is also a guitar monster. Jamieson "Junior" Brown was born in 1952 and began his music career in the 1960s. In 1985, Brown…
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Southern Culture On The Skids

This week’s semi-obscure artist o’ the week is Southern Culture On The Skids, (or as their fans call them, “S.C.O.T.S.” for short.) This North Carolina trio has been kickin’ up dust since the early 1980s.…
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Under The Radar Music: Trent Summar/Hank Flamingo

Bobbo’s artist o’ the week this week is the virtually unknown Trent Summar. Trent Summar has been around the block awhile (since 1987) but few know who he his, which is unfortunate, ‘cause this guy…
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Under The Radar Music:BR5-49

Hello again, fellow music nerds! The artist o’ the week this time around is BR5-49. Founded in 1993, BR5-49 got their name from the 70s country TV staple, “Hee Haw”. (It was the phone number…
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Under The Radar Music: John Hiatt

Here we go again kids… With another favorite “alt-country” artist of mine, John Hiatt! As an artist, you may not be familiar with John Hiatt, but it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard his songs.…
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