After 31 years, the River Oaks bar and music venue says good-bye.
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
Early success was almost the end of Ray Wylie Hubbard
Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards