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November 22, 2011 Since 1994, the band has staked its claim to authentic country twang with a rock 'n roll swagger.
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March 15, 2010 The country-rock band from Austin combines elements of southwestern country, Cajun dance, Appalachian fiddle and West Coast guitar with a collective love for surrealist art and literature.
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January 15, 2009 The Gourds' members present their music in familiar roots-rock wrappings, but nothing about the band is typical. Cheating hearts or lovesick blues don't dominate the band's landscape; instead, this is a brainy and obtuse bunch, and its songs reflect that fact. Hear the band perform new material from KUT.
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December 5, 2006 NPR music reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her picks for the year's best CDs. Ochs is host of Sirius Satellite Radio's "Outlaw Country" channel, a contributing editor for Guitar World magazine and a regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. She's also the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band The Damn Lovelys.
June 17, 2006 The Gourds have been called the best band in Austin, Texas. That's no mean feat in a town awash in music. Band members Kevin Russell and Jimmy Smith tell John Ydstie about their latest release, Heavy Ornamentals.
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