Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew KeeverIt was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>
A bluesman since age ten, Bernard Allison has learned his lessons well.
Ed. Note: Here are Houston International Festival Director of Peforming Arts Rick Mitchell's choices for can't-miss acts for the festival's second weekend, spread over five categories. Rick should know; he books all the artists. Rocks Off will follow with a few more picks of our own a little later o ... More >>
The bluesman spends his b-day on stage
Blues music releases
Guitar Shorty performs Saturday, January 13, at the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999.
Release the Hound (Alligator)
Greyhound Blues (Dialtone)
Marcia Ball signs with Alligator and gets a new groove on
The '70s Soul Revue and The Lone Star Shootout and Gulf Coast Blues Blowout
Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.
At 20, Shemekia Copeland is more than old enough to sing the blues
The Kinsey Report and its familial blues-funk
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
Johnny Copeland's music stretches from Houston to Africa and beyond