The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad news is that bluesmen I.J. Gosey ... More >>
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>
H.I.S.D.'s DJ grinder turns his camera on.
Guitarist Huey Long, the last surviving member of the doo-wop pioneers the Ink Spots, passed away Wednesday at his Houston home. The Sealy native was 105 years old, khou.com reported. Long got his start playing banjo in the Frank Davis Louisiana Jazz Band, one of Houston's top Dixieland draws of th ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. Austin B.B. King deserves a break. If the genial Buddha of the blues, now 83, would rather spend the bulk of his two-hour set bantering with the sold-out crowd about Viagra (groan) and the wayward ways of womankind instead of, you know, singing and playing, he's earned ... More >>
Ruben Studdard, Hiroshima and the Sax Pack head up Bubba Thomass yearly ode to all things jazz
Hell-raiser and one-man band Scott H. Biram lays the hammer down
Robert Casey told on Constable Perry Wooten. Wooten fired him. Now Casey and two other people are suing to get their jobs back.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project
According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus
Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music (Columbia Legacy)
Webb Wilder is in search of a label and a way to restart his rock 'n' roll career
Whether in a classroom or at the piano, Bob Henschen is always working
Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena