Neon Hitch at House of Blues, 11/10/2014

Neon Hitch House of Blues November 10, 2014

Where to start with Neon Hitch? Let's start with her name. Neon Hitch is her government name. It's true; she showed me her passport. She is a gypsy raised on a bus after her home burned down May 25, 1986. Her dream at that young age was to have her name in lights, NEON in blinding neon.

Don't believe me? Watch this BBC documentary on her family. Neon is resilient. Neon is a survivor. Neon is going to be bigger than even she can ever imagine.

Her dream turned into a partial nightmare when she realized that her label was stymying her talents. What she decided to do from that point was something that my artists do not even think about doing. She chose to abandon her label and go out on her own. No songs, nothing except her freedom. Even more than that, she chose to start a label -- and not necessarily her label, but one controlled by her fans.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jackson is a freelance photographer and writer covering a variety of music and sporting events in the Houston area. He has contributed to the Houston Press since 2013.
Contact: Jack Gorman