Double Bayou

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    A Young Person's Guide to Houston's Historic Blues Venues

    Houston is a sprawling metropolis of subdivisions and strip centers that retains a strong cultural hub. But this "cultural hub" has actually become more of a cultural sprawl. Especially music-wise, neighborhoods outside Loop 610 are often seen as culturally sterile, though some elements of Houston's ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Santa Baby

    What a few musicians want under their trees this year

  • Blogs

    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/ 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

    September 19, 2008

    Chambers County Smacked by Hurricane Ike

    Photo by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow It’s probably safe to say that other than the communities on the Bolivar Peninsula, no places in Texas were ravaged worse by Hurricane Ike than the bayside Chambers County towns of Oak Island and Smith Point. In the case of Oak Island, as with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Farewell T-99

    Show business is sure going to miss Jimmy Nelson

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Big Boss Man

    Jimmy T99 Nelson predated and outlived Elvis P. and has won the affections of Elvis C.

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Total Contempt

    He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.

  • News

    September 11, 2003
  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

    Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Another Man Done Gone

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes, RIP

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Fitz's Flick

    Sara Fitzgerald commits her 25 years behind bars to celluloid

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Calendar

    March 6, 2003

    Don't Try This Anywhere

    If Steve-O comes at you with a staple gun, run!

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Moby Pick

    Beaumont's Barbara Lynn lucks out with a song that almost died

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Music

    October 22, 1998
  • Music

    September 17, 1998

    Consummate Gentleman

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

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 5, 1997
  • Music

    June 6, 1996
  • Music

    May 23, 1996
  • 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.