Anthony Mariani

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  • 15 years ago

    While doing his survival gig (waiting tables) one night at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, singer-songwriter Clay Farmer bumped into a familiar face. Vic Schneider had been showing up at Farmer's weekly Satellite Lounge shows and bringing along lots of f...

  • 15 years ago

    Musicians love their instruments. Take Jesse Dayton and a local blues guitarist who have both recently been ripped off. These six-stringers say they never thought of their babies as commodities. They were surprised to realize others had. Dayton is...

  • 15 years ago

    Just like every other club in town, Cezanne does what it can to survive. Every Thursday, Houston's only serious jazz hangout invites aspiring professional vocalists to its space to belt out a couple of tunes backed by a major-league ensemble. Crow...

  • 15 years ago

    Barbara Lynn's August-issued CD is not only her big shot at breaking through but also Clifford Antone's best chance at, umm, breaking out. Their obstacles are formidable. Owner of the famed Austin nightclub that bears his surname, Antone pleaded g...

  • 15 years ago

    Framed by the window at Diedrich Coffee, Mark Zeus looks like a regular customer, another quiet head and shoulders sitting there at eye level with the other patrons. You don't realize Zeus is cradling an acoustic guitar and performing until you en...

  • 15 years ago

    Bands need to stand out, no question. And ever since Chuck Berry first chicken-walked across the stage 50 years ago, it's the guitar player who has acted as the voice of his group. More than the drummer or the bassist, the guitarist feels the pres...