Al Jackson

  • Music

    February 6, 2014

    A Houston Icon Passes

    Rest in peace Don Luis, the "Old Violin Man" of southeast Houston.

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    The Shakespearian Story of Soulsville, U.S.A. Focus of New Book

    Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion By Robert Gordon 384 pp. $30 Bloomsbury It's a story that any novelist or screenwriter would find fantastical. A white, middle-aged banker and part time country music fiddler with a hankering to get into the music business convinces his older ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Meet Memphis Ambassador John Paul Keith, Sharpest Pen Around

    Writer, rocker, and raconteur John Paul Keith swings into Houston Saturday night after a long absence. He's touring behind his latest release on Big Legal Mess Records, Memphis Circa 3AM. American Songwriter has been streaming the album for several weeks, and Rocks Off can't get it off our daily lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Bobby Whitlock: Derek's Main Domino Dishes On Layla & More

    Derek & the Dominos​It's been an active, and retroactive, time for singer-songwriter/keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, best known as one of the playing pieces in the Eric Clapton-led group Derek and the Dominos, along with bassist Carl Radle (who died in 1980) and drummer Jim Gordon, currently in pr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    South By Southwest 2007

    Stax, Scratch and a host of locals highlight my festival

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    South By Lomax: Part Two

    How blue can UGK get? So me and my dad used to argue about who the best instrumental band of all time was. I always stumped for the Meters; Dad told me I had it all wrong, that it was Booker T. and the MG's. And after seeing their reunion show at a jam-packed Antone's last night, I'm begin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    String Theory

    Twinemen get the ball rolling again after the untimely demise of Morphine

  • Music

    March 27, 1997