Deborah Sengupta Stith

Music critic

Deborah Sengupta Stith is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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That time Charles Bradley literally left his blood on the stage at SXSW
 Charles Bradley, the “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” has died following a battle with stomach cancer. He was 68. The cancer diagnosis
            forced him to 
            cancel an appearance at the inaugural Sound on Sound Fest in 2016. After completing treatment, he returned to touring this spring and he was booked onto the SOS...

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Charles Bradley, the “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” has died following a battle with stomach cancer. He was 68. The cancer diagnosis forced him to cancel an appearance at the inaugural Sound on Sound Fest in 2016. After completing treatment, he returned to touring this spring and he was booked onto the SOS...
City music office to host a conversation with Scoremore founder Sascha Stone Guttfreund
 Earlier this year, we wrote about University of Texas grad, Sascha Stone Guttfreund, who has been quietly expanding the company
            he and Claire Bogle started when he was a hot-shot sophomore into one of the most important and influential boutique event
            production and music promotion businesses in the country. Sascha...

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Earlier this year, we wrote about University of Texas grad, Sascha Stone Guttfreund, who has been quietly expanding the company he and Claire Bogle started when he was a hot-shot sophomore into one of the most important and influential boutique event production and music promotion businesses in the country. Sascha...
Does the Beyoncé, Jay-Z Harvey benefit make a Queen Bey cameo at ACL more likely?
 At last week’s Hand in Hand benefit telethon for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the world’s most famous Houstonian,
            Beyoncé, made an impassioned plea for her hometown in a recorded video message. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMHo5Hd93tw&w=640&h=390] We knew this wasn’t all she...

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At last week’s Hand in Hand benefit telethon for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the world’s most famous Houstonian, Beyoncé, made an impassioned plea for her hometown in a recorded video message. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMHo5Hd93tw&w=640&h=390] We knew this wasn’t all she...
Shakey Graves to play free Hurricane Harvey benefit show in October
 One of Austin’s top singer-songwriters, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, has teamed with the folks at
            Live Oak Brewing and Tito’s Vodka to present a special benefit for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The show is set to go
            down on Monday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Shakey Graves performs...

Posted: 4 days ago

One of Austin’s top singer-songwriters, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, has teamed with the folks at Live Oak Brewing and Tito’s Vodka to present a special benefit for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The show is set to go down on Monday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Shakey Graves performs...
Pecan Street Fest, Arcade Fire, Flatlanders, more playing this week
 Friday: Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre. Last year’s rare appearance at the Paramount’s sister venue Stateside by Southern songwriting legend Penn, on his 75th birthday, was one of 2016’s best live shows. Now here’s a bar-raising encore: He’ll open for Austin country-folk greats the Flatlanders, featuring...

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Friday: Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre. Last year’s rare appearance at the Paramount’s sister venue Stateside by Southern songwriting legend Penn, on his 75th birthday, was one of 2016’s best live shows. Now here’s a bar-raising encore: He’ll open for Austin country-folk greats the Flatlanders, featuring...
Sound on Sound Fest hosts student ticket sale party
 Hear ye, young lads and lassies, Sound on Sound Fest, the medieval-themed indie music bash set to go down Nov. 10-12 at Sherwood
            Forest Faire kicks off
             a student ticket sale on Thursday at 10 a.m. Student passes are available to anyone currently enrolled in school of any type and ticket-purchasers will have to present...

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Hear ye, young lads and lassies, Sound on Sound Fest, the medieval-themed indie music bash set to go down Nov. 10-12 at Sherwood Forest Faire kicks off a student ticket sale on Thursday at 10 a.m. Student passes are available to anyone currently enrolled in school of any type and ticket-purchasers will have to present...
Little Big Town tour with Kacey Musgraves, Midland coming to Austin
 Country music superstars Little Big Town are set to hit the road next year and a February 9 show at the Frank Erwin Center
            is the second stop on “The Breakers” tour. Kacey Musgraves and Midland will be along for the ride. Little Big Town  Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and will be available at 
        ...

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Country music superstars Little Big Town are set to hit the road next year and a February 9 show at the Frank Erwin Center is the second stop on “The Breakers” tour. Kacey Musgraves and Midland will be along for the ride. Little Big Town  Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and will be available at ...
Bon Iver to play Austin in January
 Emotional crooner Justin Vernon is extending his current tour into 2018 and he just added a pair of Austin dates to the roster.  He’ll be at ACL Live on January 21-22, 2018. 
            Tickets to the shows go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.

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Emotional crooner Justin Vernon is extending his current tour into 2018 and he just added a pair of Austin dates to the roster. He’ll be at ACL Live on January 21-22, 2018. Tickets to the shows go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.
Weekend music picks: Fall festival seasons kicks off with Pecan Street
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgVfD4TCdKY&w=640&h=390] Friday: 
               Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre.
             Last year’s 
            rare appearance at the Paramount’s sister venue Stateside by Southern songwriting legend Penn, on his 75th birthday, was one of 2016&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgVfD4TCdKY&w=640&h=390] Friday:  Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre.  Last year’s  rare appearance at the Paramount’s sister venue Stateside by Southern songwriting legend Penn, on his 75th birthday, was one of 2016&rsquo...
ACL Fest 2017: KUTX reveals lineup for morning show at the Four Seasons
 Benjamin Booker performs at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas on Friday November 6, 2015, at at Auditorium Shores.
               Erika Rich for American-Statesman Local public radio station KUTX 98.9 FM will be back at the Four Seasons during Austin City Limits Festival for a morning
            broadcast on Friday, Oct. 6 headlined by soulful...

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Benjamin Booker performs at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas on Friday November 6, 2015, at at Auditorium Shores. Erika Rich for American-Statesman Local public radio station KUTX 98.9 FM will be back at the Four Seasons during Austin City Limits Festival for a morning broadcast on Friday, Oct. 6 headlined by soulful...