Chris Wall

  • Music

    November 28, 2013

    The Last Dance for Blanco's: Houston's Only Old-School Honky-Tonk Closes Its Doors

    After 31 years, the River Oaks bar and music venue says good-bye.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Dale Watson Has Had It With Americana; Meet "Ameripolitan"

    Dale Watson has a bone to pick with country music, and you're invited to join in. See, he misses the twang. He misses the good old days when songs like "Ring of Fire" and "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" ruled the airwaves. Waston blames Nashville music executives who have long ago replaced th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    St. John's/River Oaks Land Deal Said to Include Blanco's

    The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that private River Oaks prep school St. John's has purchased a 13-acre tract of land that includes Blanco's, central Houston's only remaining traditional country-western music venue (or "honky-tonk"). However, the school's headmaster said there were no immediat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Tonight: Heybale! at Blanco's

    "Wine Me Up," live at D&L's Texas Music Cafe, Austin, SXSW 2005 I remember a time when it seemed like I went to Blanco's every week. If it wasn't the Hollisters, it was folks like Jim Lauderdale or Chris Wall or some other totally legit act that would pack the little joint like a sardine can. Un ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Life Begins at 41

    Early success was almost the end of Ray Wylie Hubbard

  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards