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Alan Govenar

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    In Case You Got Stoned And You Missed It...

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 3

    [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 >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Another Man Done Gone

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes, RIP

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Racket

    Searching for the First Rock Song

  • Music

    September 17, 1998

    Consummate Gentleman

    Pete Mayes, Houston blues' premier nice guy, finally gets busy

  • News

    April 28, 1994

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    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.

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