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Jun 16, 2015

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Lubbock Summer Love Song

Buddy-Holly-and-Waylon-Jennings-in-a-photo-booth-at-Grand-Central-Station-1Music is in the air. Across the South Plains the Lubbock wind sings her love song all summer, not only through the canyons and the space between window and wall, but in the music of every West Texas artist. Townes Van Zandt said it best when he described the sound to The Flatlanders, Butch Hancock:

“All you West Texas guys have that High Plains air in your sound. I can’t tell
whether it’s in your voices or in the general feel of the music. But there is
something about that West Texas wind in all of your songs.”

Each artist brings her or his own stories and experiences to the ever-changing and expanding scene, but the Lubbock sound remains constant. Nostalgia can get the better of us sometimes, reminiscing on Buddy and Waylon (both pictured in the above photo), but there are still plenty of Lubbockites blazing trails in the industry today, and new ones popping up each year. The West Texas Walk of Fame will need to add more walls for future generations after the likes of William Clark Green, Natalie Maines, Amanda Shires, Phlip Coggins, and countless others, leading music experimentation, fill the spaces left.

With dozens of musicians, up-and-comers as well as legends, playing every night this summer, you can discover the future generation playing all over town. To help you out, we compiled a few of the weekly events so a day doesn’t go by without the delightful sound of music filling your ears.Songwriter-nights

Sunday: Concerts at Wagner Park (Flint Avenue & 26th Street) from 8 to 10 p.m.

Monday: Singer/Songwriter Night at The Blue Light Live (1806 Buddy Holly Ave.) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tuesday: Jazz Jam at Louie Louie’s Piano Bar (1703 Texas Ave.) 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Wednesday: High Noon Concert Series (904 Broadway Ave.) from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.High-Noon

Thursday: Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase at the Buddy Holly Center (1801 Crickets Ave.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Junior’s Listening Room at CapRock Winery (408 E Woodrow Rd.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Patio Nights at McPherson Cellars (1615 Texas Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

It’s fair to say nearly anytime you are looking for live music in Lubbock you will find it! For a details on these weekly events listed above and others, check out our events page at 

Delivering on the title’s promise of a Lubbock Love Song and the blog’s topic on up-and-coming artists, here is Flatland Cavalry‘s new video for “Summertime Love.”