Dr. Richard Patt, a former anaesthesiologist and longtime member of the Houston blues community, passed away early Sunday morning, according to a post by Houston Blues Society president Gail Singer on the HBS Facebook group. Rewind: Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwic ... More >>
Rewind: RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away There's an old saying about what happens when a doctor becomes a patient. Dr. Richard Patt, once a high-placed anaesthesiologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, became a musician first. Patt, who musically goes by "Dr. Rick," left ... More >>
With all due respect to pop-country stars Sara Evans and Billy Currington, the real show-stopper at the City of Houston's Freedom Over Texas July 4 celebration in Eleanor Tinsley Park Wednesday might be the Ernest Walker Band, the jazz/R&B/funk/Latin table-setters whose ranks -- all of them with Hou ... More >>
Like our neighbors over at Eating Our Words, Rocks Off would like to tell you about some places that didn't quite make the cut in our few most recent Best of Houston issues (categories change every year, mostly), but that are worthy on their own merits; today we begin our weekly journey with blues c ... More >>
The blues is a funny ol' gal. By definition, the musical genre is a projection of the sadness and melancholy caused by a broken heart, or the lament of a "just can't catch a break" life. Yet the sold out crowd at the House of Blues on Friday night exhibited the exact opposite of sadness and downtro ... More >>
Viva the Houston Blues Scene.
Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.
Up, Up and Away
Bayou City keyboardist Morgan Bouldin finds a groove in a restaurant of the rising sun