It's Friday, it's time to party, but in case you're futzing around the Internet this weekend sometime, here's Rocks Off's week in one easy post. NEWS We don't know how you could have missed this one, but almost exactly one week ago, Willie Nelson got busted. (Since he wrote "Me & Paul," we ... More >>
[Note: Part 1 of The Nickel is here, and Part 2 is here.] Almost as forgotten as Hersal Thomas, Goree Carter was a Fifth Ward guitarist who was credited by late New York Times pop critic Robert Palmer with being the creator of the very first rock and roll record. This was his obscure 1949 singl ... More >>
Joe "Guitar" Hughes, RIP
Searching for the First Rock Song
Pete Mayes, Houston blues' premier nice guy, finally gets busy
Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.