• Jane Baxter Miller

There’s a nice profile of Jane Baxter Miller in today’s Trib, but missing is any mention of the singer’s first Chicago band, the Texas Rubies. Though I sometimes found the Rubies, a duo with Kelly Kessler, a bit cutesy—the way they hammed up Guy Clark’s already hammy “Homegrown Tomatoes” made it hard to swallow—they deserve props for giving a contemporary, personal touch to old-school country years before audiences were clobbered with terms like “alt-country” or “insurgent country.”