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“Vanishing Texas” Photography and Jazz: Finding Beauty in Decay

Old abandoned buildings. Rusty stuff. Forgotten roads. Burned out roofs. As a photographer, I’ve been drawn to places of past dreams, forgotten ambitions, lives lived and gone. When I see them I think of what may have transpired there. And I find beauty in the decay.
Vanishing Texas:
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“12 tracks of Texas Groove guaranteed to improve your mood.”
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The unprotected scene
There are plenty of buildings designated as “Historic Sites” by the state of Texas, that are preserved and protected from demolition. What intrigues me are the OTHERS. In small towns and in the cities, there are thousands of other buildings, that may not have any protection. They are pieces of America left to be weathered by the elements, eventually to be destroyed or simply disintegrate. These are the places that are vanishing from the landscape, slowly, over time. Whenever I pass them, I think “Who lived (or died) here?” “What dreams and aspirations did they have?” “What drama unfolded here?” And I know that the next time I pass by, these spots may no longer exist. These are the scenes of “Vanishing Texas”. Read more…

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Trace Relations Music: Texas Groove to Improve Your Mood

Looking at the songs chosen for the debut CD from Trace Relations “Prosperity Street”, a theme emerges: Acceptance. In one way or another each song relates to accepting where we are in life, and a determination to have a good time in spite of obstacles the world has thrown our way.

Trace Relations is all of vocalist Trace Ready’s musical relations. A unique listening experience, “Prosperity Street” takes the listener on a Texas Blues Rock and Americana journey, front to back. It’s a tribute to artists and songs that influenced Trace and a showcase for many great musicians he’s had the privilege of knowing over the years.

The music, cover art and photography also reflect Trace’s transient lifestyle, having spent the past 25 years going back and forth from Dallas to San Antonio, personally and musically. The songs draw on influences from these two iconic cities and the miles of road in between.

“Prosperity Street” features seven original songs and five very distinctive cover tunes.

Get the Music! -> Trace Relations “Prosperity Street” CD < -
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Video Grooves from the corner of “Prosperity Street”: Trace Relations Music

New track added! “Tell Me What’s the Reason” by Trace Relations with special guest, Dallas’ blues maestro Hash Brown Calway.

This Youtube playlist streams four music videos from the debut release “Prosperity Street” from Trace Relations Band. A smokin’ Dallas based rhythm section combines with soulful guitar from San Antonio, ending up in Texas Blues, and Americana groove territory. Vocalist Tracy Ready funnels 20+ years of bouncing between these two iconic Texas cities, personally and musically into an eclectic debut release, guaranteed to improve your mood.

Click “play” arrow here to see all 4 videos, back to back, with a :10 second introduction. Read more…

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San Antonio Saturday Afternoon Music FUN! Miss Neesie and Tin Can Trio plus Trace Relations Trio

Yes! I get to sing some with great friends and fine musicians in my old stomping grounds this Saturday afternoon. Stoked. Come see us, do the “hello” and groove a bit…
Miss Neesie and Tin Can Trio plays an afternoon set (1-3pm) this Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Boneshakers in San Antonio, Texas. Excellent musicians, eclectic set list, happy faces, these folks always put on a fine show. Jump blues, cajun, gospel, rock n roll… yes, it’s all good….
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Follow!-> Bassist, Music Writer Jim Beal on Twitter
The Gig:
Boneshakers
306 Austin Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 319-8155
Saturday, April 13, 2013 1-3pm

Miss Neesie and Tin Can Trio on stage at Boneshakers

Miss Neesie and Tin Can Trio on stage at Boneshakers

TWEET UP WITH TUNES, SAN ANTONIO STYLE!
Please use these hashtags for the event: #TinCanTrio #TraceTrio #Boneshakers
If you know me through Facebook, Twitter or this blog, in San Antonio area:
COME ON DOWN, LET’S DO THE “HELLO” AND GROOVE A BIT THIS SATURDAY 1-3 PM

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Indie Music, Texas Groove: Trace Relations Releases “Prosperity Street”

TRACE RELATIONS RELEASES DEBUT CD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING AUGIE MEYERS AND SHAWN SAHM OF TEXAS TORNADOS AND DALLAS’ BLUES MASTER HASH BROWN

TRACE RELATIONS is just that, all of vocalist Tracy Ready’s musical relations. ‘PROSPERITY STREET’ is a unique listening experience encompassing Rock, Blues, Jazz and Americana styles. It’s twelve tracks of Texas groove guaranteed to improve your mood, produced by Sal Salvador and Tracy Ready.

Why Wait? Get on down to ‘PROSPERITY STREET’ > Full CD available NOW HERE > TRACERELATIONS.COM/MUSIC ! SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC! GROOVE ON…

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