Houston Music

Heritage Society Brings "Blues in All Its Colors"

Before we wrap up for the weekend (and Summer Fest), Rocks Off would like to call our readers' attention to something our sister blog Art Attack posted earlier this afternoon. Abby Koenig attended the opening reception for "Blues in All Its Colors," at the Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park.

The exhibit puts Houston's blues history on display through artwork and objects such as a trumpet played by Clive Owens in B.B. King's touring band, vintage vinyl from the vaults of Don Robey's famous Duke/Peacock record labels, and the above gown worn by local singer Trudy Lynn, although not the same one she wore to perform Thursday night.

Especially striking, Koenig notes, are Martin Miglioretti's digital re-creations of vintage posters from the Duke/Peacock heyday. "The posters are bright and colorful, bringing life back to the artists they so justly represent," she writes.

The exhibit, sponsored by the Houston Blues Museum (still searching for a permanent space, but closer to finding one), continues at the Heritage Society through August 5. Read the rest of Koenig's post over on Art Attack.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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