Subject:

Mississippi Delta

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Who the Heck Is This Guy Jimbo Mathus Anyway?

    Jimbo Mathus was born in the land of the Mississippi Delta blues, where a singer has one of two choices when catapulting the hill-folk sound into mainstream Americana: Elvis Presley's blues or Huckleberry Finn's country. Though he looks the part of Finn, with his overalls and swanky countrypolitan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Shape Shifters at Bayou Music Center, 6/21/2013

    Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters, Lil Band O' Gold Bayou Music Center June 21, 2013 Robert Plant has nothing to prove at this point. So what is he doing starting another band? As he becomes more of a lion in winter, the onetime golden god of '70s rock (and roll) has been coy ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    A Place at the Table: A Heart-Hitting Documentary About Hunger in America

    "My dream is to be an honor roll student. My other dream is to be on Home Makeover: Home Edition. I just wish they would come and rescue us from our house ... I want my kids to have a better life than I do: have more food, a bigger house with no mold. Get to do what they want to do, and need to do, ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 31, 2012

    Lawndale's Stellar Studio Show

    Three resident artists put on a strong group show.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Friday Night: B.B. King at the House of Blues

    The blues is a funny ol' gal. By definition, the musical genre is a projection of the sadness and melancholy caused by a broken heart, or the lament of a "just can't catch a break" life. Yet the sold out crowd at the House of Blues on Friday night exhibited the exact opposite of sadness and downtro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    RIP Pinetop Perkins: Blues Legend Dead At 97

    Ralph Mooney, former Waylon Jennings steel guitarist, also dies Steve Azzato/pinetopperkins.com​Legendary multi-Grammy-winning blues pianist Pinetop Perkins has died at his home in Austin, according to his Web site. Perkins, who was part of Muddy Waters' band for years, was 97. No cause of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Day of the Dead at the Graves of Southeast Texas Music Legends

    As some of you may remember, I wrote about visiting the graves of southeast Texas music legends on Day of the Dead. Last Friday, Press music listings editor Brett Koshkin and I did just that. Or tried to, at least. The plan was to head up to Navasota’s Oakland / Resthaven cemetery, where both Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Get Lit: Rock & Roll Heaven, by Robert Dimery and Bruno MacDonald

    A compendium of dead rock stars and the tales of their demises is hardly an original idea. Nor are there many original, overarching ideas in this book. The vast bulk of the book’s 250 pages is taken up with a chronology of rock demises, from Robert Johnson’s murk-shrouded Mississippi Delta murde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Texas Nominees for the Blues Music Awards

    Nominee Marcia Ball Ten Texans snagged nominations for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards. They are: Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Marcia Ball Instrumentalist-Horn Calvin Owens Instrumentalist-Other Sonny Rhodes - Steel Guitar Sou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Brother from Another Planet

    Harlem Slim is what happens when a talented white guy with sales experience jumps into the blues

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