Houston is a little less of an action town today, after Wednesday's passing of Little Joe Washington, the mighty-mite of the local blues scene. Washington's death is believed to be due to diabetic complications; he was 75. I could prattle on here with the nuts and bolts of an overview of Joe's life ... More >>
Jackie Gray, a longtime fixture on the Houston blues scene, passed away Sunday, reportedly of lung cancer. Details are sketchy, but by several accounts Gray had been ill for some time. He passed away at a local hospice facility. As of Monday, no arrangements for burial had been made due to lack of ... More >>
Inside this week's cover photo shoot
Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.
Thanks to the Houston Blues Society, local scene is healthier than ever.
Note: As of Friday, Sherman Robertson, Texas Johnny Brown, Jackie Gray, the El Orbits, I.J. Gosey, Diunna Greenleaf and of course Little Joe himself were scheduled to appear. 4 p.m. today at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899 or www.continentalclub.com/houston.html.
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