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Texas honky tonker livestreams on CST Facebook 4 p.m. today

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Austin country singer Drew Fish, lead singer of the Drew Fish Band, will perform live at 4 p.m. today on the Country Standard Time Facebook page.

This will be the first in a series of livestream concerts that Country Standard Time will broadcast in the wake of COVID-19.

"We are ultra excited to have Drew to kick off our livestreams," said CST Editor Jeffrey B. Remz. "He's doing the kind of music that we love and want people to know about. In these difficult times where artists can't hit the road, we want to do whatever we can to help artists and music fans."

The Drew Fish Band just released its third release, "Wishful Drinkin'," earlier this year. A honky tonk album, the disc represented a musical shift for the group. The album was produced by five-time Grammy award winner Adam Odor (known for his work with the Dixie Chicks, Pat Green and the Randy Rogers Band).

Pam Tillis guests on vocals for the current single "Every Damn Time."

Viewers of the livestream will be able to make contributions to the band. Venmo: @drewfishband.

CD reviews for Drew Fish Band

Wishful Drinkin' CD review - Wishful Drinkin'
The third release from Texas-based singer/songwriter Drew Fish is a throwback to '90s mainstream country and the Outlaw movement with mostly good results. Many of the tracks suffer from overproduction with Fish's pleasingly raspy vocals being buried in the muddled mix under harmonies, while some tunes are a bit cliched as in the title track and the opening "Lone Star Saturday Night." Fish is most effective on ballads such as "Another You," in which the singer »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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