If there was ever a 21st-century renaissance man, it’s got to be Terry Allen. We at KUTX are most familiar with his long and storied career as a pioneer of the Outlaw Country genre in the 60’s and 70’s, but Allen has an equal if not greater standing in the contemporary art world. He works in all sorts of medium, including musical and theatrical performances, sculpture, painting, drawing and video, and installations which combine all of the above. His music lies firmly in the tradition of Texas country music, but over his 12 studio releases he’s only gotten better. His lyrics are witty and sharp, his arrangements are clever, and his voice is crystal clear. Terry Allen stopped by Studio 1A to promote his show at the Paramount Theatre this weekend. Check out the tunes he showed us below!
– James Parker