For a rancher, the State of Texas possibly calls to mind longhorns big as Ford F150s. For a songwriter, Texas tends to call to mind people like Robert Earl Keen, Nancy Griffith, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett and many others. They loom large, and they all have played the stage at Houston's Anderson Fair. A place hippies have called home since before there were such a thing as hippies. As luck would have it, I'm fixing to play the Songwriter Showcase at Anderson Fair on Thursday, March 7th—and by fixing to play, I mean that I keep thinking of all the possible ways for me to screw up my set. Fortunately, guys like Ken Gaines, Wayne Wilkerson, and Keith Rea, all unflinching and unflappable pros, will be on hand to keep things moving along. If you're in Houston around that time, do drop in.