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

Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit-opening concert brings the 1970s-era music to life
 The Country Music Hall of Fame commissioned new artwork for its Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit including this Sam Yeates
               piece depicting Willie Nelson’s early-1970s move to Austin after a fire at his Nashville-area farm. Contributed/Country Music
               Hall of Fame and Museum NASHVILLE — The relatively...

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The Country Music Hall of Fame commissioned new artwork for its Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit including this Sam Yeates piece depicting Willie Nelson’s early-1970s move to Austin after a fire at his Nashville-area farm. Contributed/Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum NASHVILLE — The relatively...
Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit opening in Nashville puts spotlight on Austin
 The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville touts its new Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit, which opens this weekend
               and will run through early 2021. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman Walking into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new “Outlaws & Armadillos” exhibit is like entering...

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville touts its new Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit, which opens this weekend and will run through early 2021. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman Walking into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new “Outlaws & Armadillos” exhibit is like entering...
Nashville, here we come: Austin-themed exhibit opens at Country Hall of Fame this weekend
 An exhibit opening this weekend at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville focuses on Austin-Nashville connections
               in the 1970s. Are you ready for a cosmic-cowboy journey back in time? We’re in Nashville this weekend to cover the opening of “Outlaws and
            Armadillos: Country’s Roaring...

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An exhibit opening this weekend at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville focuses on Austin-Nashville connections in the 1970s. Are you ready for a cosmic-cowboy journey back in time? We’re in Nashville this weekend to cover the opening of “Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring...
This week: Little Steven, Lone Star Jam, Cupcakke, Steely Dan and more
 OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul at Paramount Theatre. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his long tenure in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the guitarist born Steven Van Zandt has been known as Little Steven, Miami Steve and, on “The Sopranos,” Silvio. Nowadays he might be most widely...

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OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul at Paramount Theatre. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his long tenure in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the guitarist born Steven Van Zandt has been known as Little Steven, Miami Steve and, on “The Sopranos,” Silvio. Nowadays he might be most widely...
Austin360 On The Record: Patricia Vonne, Brownout, more
 Patricia Vonne celebrates the release of her new album on Saturday at the Continental Club. Contributed/Mark Guerra OUT THIS WEEK Patricia Vonne, “Top of the Mountain” (Bandolera). The seventh album from the Austin-based native of San Antonio draws upon the full range of her artistic ambitions and musical
            inclinations...

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Patricia Vonne celebrates the release of her new album on Saturday at the Continental Club. Contributed/Mark Guerra OUT THIS WEEK Patricia Vonne, “Top of the Mountain” (Bandolera). The seventh album from the Austin-based native of San Antonio draws upon the full range of her artistic ambitions and musical inclinations...
Get the blues while it’s hot: July brings the Antone’s anniversary bash
 Miss Lavelle White celebrates her 89th birthday as part of the monthlong Antone’s anniversary celebration in July. TAMIR KALIFA/
               AMERICAN-STATESMAN Summer’s almost here, and that means just one thing at Austin’s home of the blues: A monthlong blowout bash to celebrate the
            storied venue’s...

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Miss Lavelle White celebrates her 89th birthday as part of the monthlong Antone’s anniversary celebration in July. TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN Summer’s almost here, and that means just one thing at Austin’s home of the blues: A monthlong blowout bash to celebrate the storied venue’s...
Weekend music picks: Little Steven, Steely Dan, Cupcakke, more
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzVLRzmTlo&w=640&h=390] Friday: 
               Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul at Paramount Theatre.
             A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his long tenure in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the guitarist born
            Steven Van Zandt has been...

Posted: 3 days ago

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzVLRzmTlo&w=640&h=390] Friday: Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul at Paramount Theatre. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his long tenure in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the guitarist born Steven Van Zandt has been...