photos by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX
With a new album, Just Like Moby Dick, scheduled for a January 24 release, a Grammy nomination, and a slew of art exhibitions in the works, 2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for Texas renaissance man and songwriting legend Terry Allen. Like his seminal albums Lubbock On Everything and Juarez, the new music stays true to Terry Allen’s special brand of delightfully wacky panhandle philosophy. To celebrate the new album Allen brought his all-star Panhandle Mystery Band to KUTX for a live broadcast with a studio audience.
Take a peek at the great videos from this session and listen to the full interview to hear Terry Allen talk about how scary it is to release new art, plus his plans for the ashes of longtime friend and collaborator Guy Clark.
The Panhandle Mystery Band is Shannon McNally (vocals), Davis McLarty (drums, vocals), Charlie Sexton (guitar), Bukka Allen (keys, accordion), Richard Bowden (fiddle, mandolin), and Lloyd Maines (pedal steel).