Brad Tyer

Brad Tyer
Observer contributor Brad Tyer is the editor of Montana Free Press, a nonprofit statewide news outlet in Helena, Montana.

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Books

Book Review: Austin, Our Austin

"My Beautiful City Austin" is a humorous, self-depreciating collection of stories following a young architect as he navigates a city whose most pressing threat is its own popularity. Read More

Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Books

New Biography Compiles the Legends of The Flatlanders

The triumvirate of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock is a singular musical entity. It’s also an acquired—if acclaimed—taste, and John T. Davis, one of the most well-seasoned of Texas-music scribes, doesn’t bother making too much of a case for the band’s undersung importance, neglected influence, or ill-acknowledged greatness. Read More

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