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T-Bone Walker

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    August 28, 2014

    Seth Walker's 10 Favorite Texas Blues Tunes

    Seth Walker should be no stranger to Houston audiences from his many years as one of Austin's hardest-gigging musicians, whose relaxed but precise take on white-man's blues has built an impressive following in this part of the world. (The similarities between him and John Mayer are undeniable, but W ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Dr. John at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 9/7/2013

    Dr. John Miller Outdoor Theatre September 7, 2013 Happy birthday, Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year the Hermann Park amphitheater marks its 90th year of providing all manner of cultural offerings for the low cost of absolutely free, said to be the largest program of its kind in the nation. But mun ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Wins a Grammy

    It took the Texas Historical Society long enough to appropriately recognize Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, but not as long as the Grammys. As part of the run-up to Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards, its governing body the Recording Academy announced that Hopkins, who died in 1982, will ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    Sunday: iFest in Downtown Houston -- Galactic, Jason Isbell, Etc.

    Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 22, 2012 With a slight north breeze keeping festival-goers from broiling under a cloudless sky, Sunday's iFest turned into a perfect laid-back Houston day of rest and entertainment excess. It didn't hurt that the music lineup was both diverse an ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW

    T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub. Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Warren Haynes, A "Man In Motion"

    ​Warren Haynes has one of the ultimate guitar player resumes, having played for years with the Allman Brothers, many tours with the Grateful Dead and offshoot Bob Weir and Friends as well as his own wildly popular jam band Govt. Mule. He's also toured with Dave Matthews. Haynes comes to town ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 26, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    The Five Most Texan Types Of Music

    ​Happy San Jacinto Day, fellow Texans and people who wish they were; i.e. everyone else. If you don't know why today is special, shame on you. But since us Texans are a friendly sort, allow Rocks Off to fill you in. On April 21, 1836, Texian forces under Gen. Sam Houston (aka "Big Drunk") lau ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Still Having Birthdays, Celebrating Them In Public

    Jay Lee​Last year around this time, Rocks Off and our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean both got caught up in multi-day musical benders that left us both dazed and confused (conditions from which some would argue we have never fully recovered). Although our respective paths through those days were very ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Which Other Local Musical Landmarks Deserve Historical Markers?

    Chris Gray SugarHill Studios​Monday's announcement that the Texas Historical Commission has approved Eric Davis' proposal for an official state historical marker honoring Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins is wonderful news, but it's also only the tip of the iceberg. Plenty of other spots around town, ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Tonight: Dr. Roger Wood Talks With Local Blues Legend Texas Johnny Brown

    ​Local legend Texas Johnny Brown is a living link to blues history. The 80-year-old was a key player in the genesis of the electric form of the genre, penning hits for the likes of Bobby "Blue" Bland, supporting stars like Ruth Brown and recording under his own name as far back as the late 1940s. ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

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    July 26, 2009

    ReFried Rice: In the Hot Seat with Nick Gaitan

    ​We're here with Nick Gaitan from Umbrella Man. He's up first in the Hot Seat.Who are you going to see today?Ryan Scroggins. Want to watch Sean Reefer, but we're playing at the same time. And by buddy Jack, we're up against each other for Best Bassist. BUH BUH BUM! (Says in doomy singing voice).I ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 25, 2008

    Santa Baby

    What a few musicians want under their trees this year

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    December 17, 2008

    Another One Done Gone: RIP Pete Mayes

    L-R: Jerry Lightfoot, Texas Johnny Brown, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, "Spare Time" Murray (obscured) and Pete Mayes James Nagel/www.jerrylightfoot.com Veteran Houston bluesman Pete Mayes, a guitarist and singer whose uptown jump-swing style a la Louis Jordan belied his rural Texas roots, has passed away at ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    November 20, 2008
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    March 12, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    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 >>

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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown to Texas Johnny Brown

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. And be sure to check out "The H-Town 20.” 30. “Okie Dokie Stomp,” Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, 1954. Blistering big band jump blues with Gatemouth’s trademark Texas swing ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    Guitar Shorty’s Birthday Party

    The bluesman spends his b-day on stage

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    January 29, 2007
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    January 11, 2007

    Guitar Shorty

    Guitar Shorty performs Saturday, January 13, at the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    So Long, For Now So Long

    RIP, Gatemouth Brown

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on Allmusic.com

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    October 16, 2003

    Gate Swings Wide

    He's been up, and he's been down. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has a right to sing the blues.

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    November 28, 2002
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    August 9, 2001

    Racket

    Searching for the First Rock Song

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

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    July 19, 2001

    Racket

    The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history

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    October 26, 2000

    Bert Wills

    Tell Me Why (Gold Rhyme)

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    December 16, 1999

    Remembering Doug Sahm

    The Texas Tornado is gone, but not forgotten

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    July 22, 1999

    North and South

    Tranquil Canada flavors San Antonian Doug Sahm's rustic music

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    June 17, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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    September 24, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Consummate Gentleman

    Pete Mayes, Houston blues' premier nice guy, finally gets busy

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    August 13, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
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    January 22, 1998
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    July 17, 1997
  • Dining

    April 24, 1997

    Hot for Sauce

    The tart joys of C. Davis Bar-B-Cue can make your brain boogie

  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Home with the Blues

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes has never strayed far from the town that gave him his sound

  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Hot Sounds in the City

    The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards

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    April 28, 1994

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.

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