Lots of artists on RFT and more coming every month – makes me wonder what Texas artists should be, could be, but are not on the RFT playlist, for one reason or another. Don’t get me wrong, there is more great music here than you can shake a stick at, but still sometimes, I wonder. Here are my favorite five artists missing in action:

 

Steven Fromholz. An unsung Texas legend; Here to There should be on the playlist … if only anybody could lay their hands on a copy!

Shake Russell. Simply the best.

The Mastersons. A husband/wife duo from Texas (he’s from Houston, she’s from Denton). They’re mostly backing Steve Earle these days and their debut record was one of 2012’s very best.

Amanda Shires. This Lubbock native started with the Thrift Store Cowboys and is now gone solo … and is newly married to Jason Isbell. Her last 2 records are both quite amazing.

Jandek. Hardly OKOM, but come on – it’s Jandek.

Add your selections in the comments below.

 

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