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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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    February 10, 2014

    James "Boogaloo" Bolden Band at Dan Electro's, 2/7/2014

    James Bolden Blues Band Dan Electro's Guitar Bar February 7, 2014 James "Boogaloo" Bolden has been at B.B. King's side for decades as band director. But with King, 87, slowing down a bit, Bolden is finding new avenues for his talent. For starters, he's just released a new album, No News, Jus' The B ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Your Guide to the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    Great local bands, one awesome evening.

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    October 3, 2012

    Houston Blues Museum Pushes For a Place of Its Own

    The Houston Blues Museum is hoping to jump-start its campaign for a permanent home for its growing collection of recordings and other artifacts related to the city's rich blues history, which the foundation behind it hopes will become everything from a community center to a tourist attraction. Thi ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 5

    While Houston played a huge part in the early history of country music, by the end of the 1950s a new breed of artist was coming on the scene. Western Swing, for all purposes, was a relic, and although honky-tonk was still a force in the charts and on radio, its share of the pie was waning. The arr ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Big Night

    A well-timed NEA grant finally brings several local blues greats to the Jones Hall stage.

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    January 17, 2012

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band Keeps in the Family

    Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are married both to each other and their musical careers. She with a busy solo schedule, and he with full-time gigs fronting the Derek Trucks Band, playing guitar with the Allman Brothers Band [Derek's uncle is founding member Butch Trucks], and minor side-jobs with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Houston "Doghouse" Blues Pianist Earl Gilliam Dead At 81

    ​Rocks Off contributor William Michael Smith just called in to regretfully inform us that Houston blues musician Earl Gilliam has passed away. Gilliam's manager, Sheri Goodman, told Smith that Gilliam died at his home near Tomball of advanced lung disease. The piano player was famous for host ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Earl Gilliam: "A Huge Loss That Can't Be Filled"

    Another of Houston's unique blues treasures, the effusive, ebullient and always stylish pianist Earl Gilliam, has moved on to the big juke joint in the sky. Gilliam, 81, died peacefully this morning at his home in Tomball of advanced lung disease.

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Houston and the Blues

    Viva the Houston Blues Scene.

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    May 20, 2011

    Blues Community Going To The Doghouse For Earl Gilliam

    Lisa del GrossoL-R: Earl Gilliam, Jonn Richardson and Mojofromopolis​The Houston blues community will come together Sunday to pay homage to one of the godfathers of blues piano, Earl Gilliam. Gilliam, whose youth was spent in the company of giants like Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown, Ivory Le ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett Praise Houston On NPR

    npr.org​Monday around lunchtime, local singer-songwriter and multiple 2010 HPMA nominee Lee Alexander emailed us that Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett were being interviewed together on NPR's World Cafe. Not only that, he added, both men were saying lots of nice things about Houston, where - in cas ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    Beyond His Years

    A bluesman since age ten, Bernard Allison has learned his lessons well.

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Voodoo Healing

    Stan Ridgway is still tuning in "Mexican Radio."

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    March 12, 2009

    The Sister Cities Of Houston: A Critical Appraisal, Part 1

    With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. In the interest of brevity, though, we are parceling out our findings over the next couple of days. Here are the f ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Aftermath: One Wild Weekend

    Craig Hlavaty The Imani School Student Jazz Ensemble Craig Hlavaty Erykah BaduRocks Off is still in the very early recovery stages from this weekend, which was one of the most satisfying musical whirlwinds he's been sucked into in quite some time. He started off Friday evening at  ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Santa Baby

    What a few musicians want under their trees this year

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    December 17, 2008

    Another One Done Gone: RIP Pete Mayes

    L-R: Jerry Lightfoot, Texas Johnny Brown, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, "Spare Time" Murray (obscured) and Pete Mayes James Nagel/www.jerrylightfoot.com Veteran Houston bluesman Pete Mayes, a guitarist and singer whose uptown jump-swing style a la Louis Jordan belied his rural Texas roots, has passed away at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    Overnight Express: Simply Red Does Bobby "Blue" Bland

    Another collaboration of sorts between an aging American R&B star and a (much) better-selling British acolyte is in the offing, it seems. Early this morning (when all e-mail blasts go out, apparently), the folks charged with getting the word out about Rhino Records' upcoming releases announced that ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Pop Quiz

    Think you know local music? Take the Bayou City Music Mindbender and find out.

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Return of Los Vatos Rudos

    Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Wizard of Boz

    Boz Scaggs evolves along with his beloved R&B

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Racket

    Searching for the First Rock Song

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Pack Fair & Square

    Bluesman Big Walter celebrates his 87 years with star pupil Jerry Lightfoot

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Street-Fighting Man

    Roy Head used to love to mix it up. Now the blue-eyed soul man fights to keep his career alive.

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Amplified

    All People Considered

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Ladies in Blue

    You think you like the blues? You ain't seen nothing yet.

  • Music

    August 13, 1998
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    August 13, 1998

    Mind's Ear

    Jimmie Vaughan is two albums into a solo career he didn't necessarily want

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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    May 22, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    Right Number

    BR5-49 lives to see the day when Hee Haw is hip

  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    A World of the Blues

    Johnny Copeland's music stretches from Houston to Africa and beyond

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    July 25, 1996
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    May 30, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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    December 21, 1995
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