Third Ward singer Jewel Brown once worked for both Louis Armstrong and Jack Ruby.
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 >>
[Note: Part 1 of The Nickel is here, and Part 2 is here.] Almost as forgotten as Hersal Thomas, Goree Carter was a Fifth Ward guitarist who was credited by late New York Times pop critic Robert Palmer with being the creator of the very first rock and roll record. This was his obscure 1949 singl ... More >>
Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event
Pam Kelly hopes to get a Buzz going about local music
Former drummer Ben "Scatman" Turner dies, and the heart of the jazz community skips a beat
Local Music Reviewed
Fried fish, jazz and Zappa memorabilia: Consume mass quantities