Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti – September 26-29, 2019 It is always great when the calendar flips to September for me. Football is back, major league baseball is heading towards the playoffs, and the anticipation of fading the Texas heat finally comes into focus.  That is all great, but the main thing about late September is…


Chuck Hawthorne- Fire Out of Stone- CD Review

Written by James Killen Chuck is a Texas phenomenon. He blew in out of the Texas panhandle, signed up for the Marine Corp, saw the world, and completed his twenty years (and a tad more) as a combat marine. He learned to play guitar while in the corps, but he brought his voice with its…


Wilderado – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Dave Clements


Wilderado – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements For some time now I have wanted to get a closer look at The White Oak Music Hall(s) and outdoor amphitheater. This venue has existed on the northern perimeter of Downtown Houston for just over three years. Before this past Friday night I just haven’t found the occasion to go.  Somehow…


Aaron Lee Tasjan – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, Texas – Review

Written by Jane Ponte I’ve been a fan of Aaron Lee Tasjan’s for several years now, and I honestly did not know what to expect when I found out he was finally coming to Houston. The former lead guitarist of the New York Dolls breezed into Houston on Friday afternoon, and after a free record…


Aaron Lee Tasjan – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, Texas – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Jordi Baizan- Free and Fine- CD review

Written by James Killen If you think that songwriters are tragic figures, always struggling against an unfair society and self- destructive behavior, to bring an ultimate truth out into the light, then you haven’t met Jordi Baizan. Jordi writes songs from the perspective of a typical middle class American. He can find meaning in the…


Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Heights Theater – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte – 10/11/2019 A long-overdue and delightfully cool breeze blew into Houston yesterday, and I’m convinced that Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors rode directly into town on that most-welcomed change. Their nearly 2-hour performance to a packed house at The Heights Theater last night was nothing short of magical, and indeed a…


STYX -Smart Financial Centre – Sugarland, TX – Photos

Photos by Kevin Black