Mike Vowell

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Blues Scene Mourns Loss of Keyboardist Marie English

    The Houston blues community is mourning longtime local musician Marie English, who friends say passed away earlier this week after complications from knee surgery. English, a keyboardist and singer, was 49 and had been a member of Tommy Dardar's band. She had been in the local blues scene since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Local Musician Norma Zenteno Fighting Stage II Breast Cancer

    This week Rocks Off got word that longtime local musician and guitarist Norma Zenteno has been fighting stage two breast cancer. According to Zydeco Dots leader Mike Vowell, she is very ill and currently in a local ICU with family surrounding her. The cancer apparently began to move very fast as of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Yes, There Is An HPMA Best Zydeco Category After All

    ​Rocks Off likes to think we're man enough to admit when we've made a mistake, and now's our chance to prove it. When we clicked through the nomination ballot last month, and then went over the pages and pages of documents with the results, somehow we managed to miss Best Zydeco both times. S ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 1998