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Peter Blackstock

Music writer

Peter Blackstock is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A UT grad who grew up in Austin, he worked at the Statesman in high school and college before moving to Seattle and co-founding the alt-country magazine No Depression in the '90s.

Latest from Peter Blackstock

Hanson returns to SXSW softball field where fate intervened in 1994
 “This is what happens when you try to sing a song you basically haven’t sung in 23 years.” The three brothers of musical group Hanson have gathered for a Statesman video shoot at Krieg Softball Complex, where a pivotal moment in their career took place in 1994. Isaac, Taylor and Zac — then 13, 11 and 8, respectively...

Posted: 16 hours ago

“This is what happens when you try to sing a song you basically haven’t sung in 23 years.” The three brothers of musical group Hanson have gathered for a Statesman video shoot at Krieg Softball Complex, where a pivotal moment in their career took place in 1994. Isaac, Taylor and Zac — then 13, 11 and 8, respectively...
Tickets to free Garth Brooks show at SXSW sell out within minutes
 Country superstar Garth Brooks, already scheduled for an afternoon keynote at South by Southwest, announced at a press conference Friday morning that he will play a free show Saturday at South by Southwest’s Auditorium Shores show. Gates will open at 11 a.m. with music all day, including Sunny Sweeney, Nicole Atkins, Holly Macve, Shannon...

Posted: 5 days ago

Country superstar Garth Brooks, already scheduled for an afternoon keynote at South by Southwest, announced at a press conference Friday morning that he will play a free show Saturday at South by Southwest’s Auditorium Shores show. Gates will open at 11 a.m. with music all day, including Sunny Sweeney, Nicole Atkins, Holly Macve, Shannon...