Like Tom Petty - heard the new album yet? - once sang, it's good to be king. While Rocks Off No. 2 is saddled with justifying his tendency to sing "Over the Rainbow" in the car when (he says) no one else is around, we've been looking into the local connections of someone else with a birthday toda ... More >>
What a Turkey
Bluesman Robert Johnson's shadow stretches long and large
A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.
Since the late 1950s, zydeco has fueled one of Houston’s most vibrant and fertile music scenes, and also one of its most insular and least understood. Most people still believe this accordion-fired, rubboard-embellished, upbeat and remarkably resilient Creole dance music, which down the years has ... More >>
Dr. Roger Wood and James Fraher serve up another heaping helping of Houston music lore
Chris Strachwitz's 40-year journey through ethnic music deserves an arhoolie of its own
Hint: It's where you're standing