There was a time when Shake Russell couldve run for mayor in Houston and probably finished with enough votes to shame both political parties. He might even have pulled a majority in Montrose and the Heights. For almost 30 years, Russell was a duo with Dana Cooper, and the pair consistently played to packed houses. More than just a popular performer, Russell is also no slouch as a songwriter, having had songs recorded by Waylon Jennings (Deep in the West), Ricky Skaggs (Youve Got a Lover) and Clint Black (Put Yourself in My Shoes). These days, Russell may not be quite as high- profile on the local scene as he once was, but he still keeps packing them in around these parts. Davin James also performs.
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Houston, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.