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Johnny Copeland

  • Music

    September 19, 2013

    Sibling Revelry

    A few local bands keep it in the family.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    A Fistful of Soul's Top 25 Solid Gold Tracks

    If you're seeking a scene, maaaaaaaaaan, you could do a hell of a lot worse than A Fistful of Soul, the monthly where some of Houston's grooviest DJs drip rare (and not-so-rare) vintage wax all over Midtown. Now steered by Joe Ross, Stewart Anderson and Alex LaRotta, Fistful dates back to the Mink i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Wins a Grammy

    It took the Texas Historical Society long enough to appropriately recognize Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, but not as long as the Grammys. As part of the run-up to Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards, its governing body the Recording Academy announced that Hopkins, who died in 1982, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Sunny San Leon Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane Ike

    Photos by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow There’s always someone unluckier than you. In the wake of Hurricane Ike, such people were easy to find in the devastated Galveston Bay town of San Leon, as Press photographer Dan Kramer and I found out when we crossed a police checkpoint to ent ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Juneteenth Revisited

    Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event

  • Music

    May 15, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    December 7, 2007

    RIP, Rory Miggins

    Another day, another terrible blow to the Houston music community. We just received word that Rory Miggins, the long-time owner of East End bar Local Charm and grand man about town, has passed away at 50 of melanoma. The Irish (and northern English and Scots too) have a word for what followed in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Harry Choates to Johnny Preston

    The Houston 100 continues. Click here for numbers 91 to 100. 90. “Jole Blon,” Harry Choates, 1946. The unofficial Cajun national anthem was first recorded in Houston, by Choates, a Port Arthur-raised hellraiser who would die in a fit of delirium tremens in the Austin jail at 29 five years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Sir Douglas Quintet to Guy Clark

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. 60. “The Rains Came,” Sir Douglas Quintet, 1965. The follow-up single to “She’s About a Mover,” this Huey Meaux mainstay of a lament would likewise rank higher were the sound not so indelibly San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Uncle John Turner, 1944-2007

    Legendary Texas roots-music drummer Uncle John Turner passed away today at Austin’s Seton Hospital from complications of hepatitis C. He was 62. Turner was born and raised in Port Arthur, where he first played with Jerry LaCroix. Later he hooked up with Johnny and Edgar Winter, eventually convinc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Earl Gilliam Blues Review

    Houston bluesman is one of the greats

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    H-Town Mixtape Part II

    More Songs About Houston

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Gutbucket Blues, Chopped and Screwed

    The North Mississippi Allstars and Houston DJ Jimmy D team up on a revolutionary EP

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    The O.G. of Love

    Johnny "Guitar" Watson gets his due with a terrific two disc set

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    This Week's Houston International Festival Highlights

    Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, downtown in an area bounded by Dallas, Rusk and Louisiana streets and Sam Houston Park. For information, call 713-654-8808.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Another Man Done Gone

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes, RIP

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Moby Pick

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

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Racket

    The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Legacy of Gristle

    Though Clarence Hollimon has passed, he lives on in his work

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Preservation Hall

    Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Houston Blues

    Local hero Joe "Guitar" Hughes knows success takes more than talent

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Young Blood

    At 20, Shemekia Copeland is more than old enough to sing the blues

  • Music

    August 27, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
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    January 29, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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    July 17, 1997
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    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    A World of the Blues

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

  • Music

    May 9, 1996

    The Kids Understand

    Local blues legend Little Joe Washington finds an unlikely fan base

  • Music

    March 7, 1996
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    December 28, 1995

    Home with the Blues

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes has never strayed far from the town that gave him his sound

  • Music

    June 8, 1995

    What Becomes a Legend Most?

    Gatemouth Brown's lesson for longevity do what you do, and be the best at it

  • Music

    June 1, 1995
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    March 16, 1995

    Ready for Home

    Sherman Robertson left for success; now he's returning for a shot of the Houston blues

  • Music

    November 3, 1994
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    October 27, 1994

    Clean, Sober and Blue

    Jerry Lightfoot struggles in Houston -- and wins

  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Hot Sounds in the City

    The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    May 26, 1994
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    April 21, 1994

    Blues Kudos & Burb Buzz

    Handy Houston bluespeople, and the next great wave from -- Katy

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