Junior Wells

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Local Acts We'd Put Up For Texans Tailgate Parties

    The kids are back in school, St. Arnold's Oktoberfest is being consumed in mass quantities again and many of us are waking in the dead of night, in a cold sweat, with the numbers "2-14" flashing in our subconscious brains like a bad dream. It's football season again! The best time of the year kicks ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan at Arena Theatre, 8/30/2013

    Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band Arena Theatre August 30, 2013 By now most Buddy Guy fans know to pack an extra pinch of salt between their cheek and gum before going to see him live. The man does go on sometimes. The Louisiana-born septuagenarian bluesman's credentials extend qui ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Muddy Waters and the Stones Get Their Mojo Workin'

    Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 Eagle Rock, 106 min., $14.98 DVD/$19.98 DVD/CD What a great time it is be a classic-rock fan with eyes as well as ears. Between a trove of rare and unreleased concert and TV appearance videos readily available on YouTu ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

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    July 14, 2011

    Sturm Und Twang: Germany's The BossHoss Storms Volcano

    Photos by Jubal Lee Young​Near the end of The BossHoss' show Wednesday night, Aftermath asked an Irish woman standing next to him in the crowd what she thought of seven-piece German alt-country ensemble. "That man in dungarees is handsome and mannerly," was her quick reply. We had no idea w ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Beyond His Years

    A bluesman since age ten, Bernard Allison has learned his lessons well.

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    December 16, 2009

    Listology: Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard's Favorite R&B 45s

    ​ Clint Broussard is a local boy who was born with the music of the Gulf Coast in his chromosomes. Broussard works as a bartender at Ginger Man, a clerk at Cactus Records and volunteer disc jockey with a great old-time R&B radio show on Rice University station KTRU. Rocks Off asked Broussard, ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean Gets John Nemeth's Blues

    Most new blues records bore the shit out of Lonesome, Onry and Mean. A recent example is Paul Jones' Starting All Over Again, which, in spite of some tasty picking by Eric Clapton and world-class production, just sounds like a warmed-over cliché. I have no idea why the world needs this record. But ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Eyeballin': Rory Gallagher Live in Cork

    By the time of his 1995 death at the age of 47 due to complications from liver transplant surgery, Rory Gallagher was already a giant blues-rock guitar hero - albeit in pretty much every country besides the U.S. And it's a shame that these shores never cottoned to the Irishman, who in his prime cert ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    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 >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Sonny Landreth

    Saturday, April 17

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    March 21, 2002

    Mike Barfield

    Friday, March 22

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    October 12, 2000

    Corey Harris and Henry Butler

    Vü-dü menz (Alligator Records)

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    April 29, 1999

    My Kinda Sound

    Chicago plays home to the blues in Houston

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    January 28, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    August 29, 1996