Monthly archives: February, 2012

Preserving a Legacy – Tribute to Houston’s Blues – Jones Hall – Houston, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Feb 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM Houston’s long and proud blues music tradition was recognized on the national stage at one of Houston’s premiere performing arts venues last Wednesday evening. The spectacular Jones Hall in downtown Houston has long served as home to the Houston Symphony and The Society for the…


Ruthie Foster – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Feb 23, 2012 at 08:00 PM I remember asking for an interview over the phone once about 10 years ago. She was somewhere on a mid winter Ohio highway, but even down that long telephone line I could feel the warmth and soul of a woman totally bound to her music…


24th Folk Alliance International – Memphis, TN

Written by Eddie Ferranti Feb 23, 2012 at 08:00 PM A lot of warmth. Feelin’ of love in the air. No hassles what so ever. Smiling ’till your face hurts. Lots of hugs. Fun with a capital F. Any of that sound bad to you? Well it totally was the way it was for Rose…


Blues Slingers Ball – Marquee 15 – Corona, CA

Written by Jim Bille Feb 12, 2012 at 01:00 PM While in the L.A. area last week I was able to catch up with a few of SoCal’s best blues acts at The Marquee 15 in Corona, California. The Marquee was hosting a two day event billed as the Blues Slingers Ball. I wasn’t able…


Martin Sexton – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Feb 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM It pleasantly surprised me to find out that Sexton was playing in the Bronze Peacock room of the Houston House of Blues. Usually acts of Sexton’s stature appear in the main room, but it’s a little more intimate a stage and I suppose he wanted…


Joe Crookson – Barnes House Concerts – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Feb 04, 2012 at 08:00 PM “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” A quote by folk singer Joe Crookston based out of Ithaca, NY these days that permeated thru his entertaining set at the warm confines of Barnes House Concerts. Crookston showed early on that he’s a lot…


Band of Heathens – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Feb 01, 2012 at 08:00 PM Everybody in life enjoys comfort zones whether it be in clothing, food, or in our instance bands performing live.  Rose & I have been in said zone for the last six years hitching our HMR wagon to the Band of Heathens out of Austin.  We’ve…