Grifters and Shills- Road to Brownwood- CD Review

Written by James Killen Grifters and Shills is actually John and Rebecca Stoll, a married couple bound together in music. Their stage presence exudes companionship. Rebecca’s musical background is traditional country and bluegrass, while John came up in the hard rock and heavy metal world. They employ a number of instruments in their shows including…


Hot Club Of Cowtown – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, TX – REVIEW

Written by Eddie Ferranti Unforgettable live shows are something that you strive to see being in the business that we are in.  Hot Club of Cowtown fits that bill and then some. Keeping alive the traditional country swing brand of music in today’s society is not an easy task, but Elana James has the chops…


Hot Club Of Cowtown – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, TX – PHOTOS

Photos by Eddie Ferranti  


Austin to Houston- Hurricane Harvey Relief – 2017

Written by James Killen I was at a hurricane Harvey benefit concert last Sunday at the Americana, when Ken Gaines introduced me to a gentleman by the name of Hondo. Generally, in Texas if someone only offers his first name that is enough. Hondo it seems is a music producer and promoter in Austin and…


Ranch/ House & DT Buffkin- Period Modern Furniture – San Antonio, TX – Review

Written by James Killen San Antonio’s Ranch/ House had their CD release party at a rather unique venue in the upscale West Olmos community, called Period Modern Furniture. They sell unique pieces of furniture from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, works of art by local artists, and feature house concerts on a regular basis. In…


Ranch/ House & DT Buffkin- Period Modern Furniture – San Antonio, TX – Photos

Photos by James Killen


Mystery Loves Company- The Americana- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen For months I’ve been hearing about this Houston based duo, Mystery Loves Company, but I never got to the right place at the right time to catch their show. I finally had them written down in ink for a performance at the Americana on August 25th, only to have Harvey put…


Mystery Loves Company- The Americana- Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti  


House Above the Sun- Five Hours North- CD review

Written by James Killen The purists are going to holler a bit, but we now have Americana coming in from Britain. Certainly, we expect this genre to come from this side of the pond and preferably from the South. I’m afraid however we may need to scoot over a bit and make some room for…


James McMurtry- Heights Theater- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen It hasn’t been long since my last dose of James McMurtry, but getting to see him at the Heights Theater was too good to pass up. A young writer from West Texas, Jason Robert Blum, opened the evening with a more Western than Country style of folk. He appeared solo with…