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VIBES: Remsy Music

"With a Johnny Cash guitar-strum shuffle and breathy vocals that sound as though they could have been sung through a tunnel, Remsy's first single 'Lucky Two' is nothing if not entirely promising. Her dreamy, throwback melody gets some moody texture from exemplary sound mixing, accomplished here by Grammy-award winning sound engineer Jeff Lipton.  There's the contemporary lyricism of love lost yet not forgotten. A lively, bright guitar riff at the bridge. And finally a staccato sort of hand clap or gun shot that punctuates throughout, like the slash of a cracked whip or a winding lasso as it cuts through the sky."

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VIBES: Robert Ellis

We here at Western Daughter -- and by we of course I am referring to only myself -- are big fans of sir Robert Ellis

This may have happened when we heard his first record back in 2011, or perhaps the flames of fiery fandom were vigorously fanned earlier this year, when we saw him decidedly trump everyone at El Cosmico in a rousing game of Stump.  Or maybe it was upon finding this rad assemblage of deep cuts hand-picked by the Texas-born, Tennessee-livin' troubadour himself. Either way, Ellis' 'Baby's All Right Brunch' is an ever-updated playlist of curated tracks, hand-picked by one heartbreakin' hombre of the modern-day honky-tonk and it is always very, very good. Vibe on.     

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VIBES: Leon Bridges

What first got me tunin' in to Texas heartthrob Leon Bridges and his swoon-worthy ballads wasn't from hearing a catchy song carried along on the wind, and it wasn't from stumbling upon a soundcloud or spotify profile, and it certainly wasn't after seeing Leon live; as he has yet to play to a Minneapolis stage. Rather, my fandom began after finding his instagram. I promptly got a sore thumb from liking nearly every photo shared by this Sam Cook-worshippin', Louisiana-tourin', pleat-front-trouser-wearin' sun-of-a-gun.

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GO: 3 Weeks and Counting

Driving south from El Paso on Wednesday in the afternoon, down highway I-10 and finally onto US-90, I'll set up camp for the first night at the Tumble-In  -- or perhaps at Apache Pines  -- still haven't decided my RV park of choice. All I know is both will offer a cold shower under the stars for fifteen dollars a night. Wednesday and Thursday will offer plenty of time to explore Marfa in the late afternoon and evening. (Hello Judd and Mystery Lights.) Thursday through Saturday will be spent at El Cosmico. Days will be busy, but solitary -- on my own taking photos, hiking, or just driving-- anywhere, really.

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VENTURES: Flat Track of Austin, TX

The duo behind Flat Track began their venture modestly, but it's certainly grown in both klout and community steadily sense first days of inception. When you get yourself to Austin Town next, seek out East Cesar Chavez street and be sure to take pause at this idyllic watering hole. I'm a fan of the gumption, style, and passion exemplified therein.

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GO: Lotuff Leather in Marfa, TX

First day of summer and I am already looking forward to it's end. Well, not really, but September looks good from this far-off vantage point. Trans-Pecos 2014 takes place this coming Spetember at Marfa's El Cosmico, a venerable cool-kid campsite for the groovy and free. With vistas to photograph, galleries to peep, and the Whites Sands National Monument to explore, this upcoming escape is one I'm anticipating with un-matched eagerness.

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WEAR: Chanel Paris Dallas

Straw on the ground and bunting in the air, Lagerfeld pulled out all of the conceptual stops for Chanel’s 10th Metiers D’Art Show in Dallas this past December. When Lauren Hutton exclaims it was the best show she’s ever seen, well, then, one watches. And if you’re like me, well then, maybe you watched it two, three or four times in a row.

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