Monthly archives: November, 2012

Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 30, 2012 at 08:00 PM Rose and I stepped out to grab us some rockabilly at the House of Blues recently in Houston and really enjoyed ourselves. A chap by the name of Chuck Mead brought his infectious country style to town with his cracker jack band, The Grassy Knoll…


Steve Winwood – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM “Is the smokiness in the building supposed to make us feel like we’re at a ‘real’ concert?!” That was the line Rose and I heard not five minutes into the Steve Winwood’s set at Bayou Music Center. Well, to answer that, I’d say it was…


Around the Edge: 2012 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM 2012 has been a year of “firsts” for Rose and myself in the folk music arena. It started in February in Memphis at the Folk Alliance International and then continued in May at the 40th Annual Kerrville Folk Fest. September spawned yet another gem in…


David Ramirez – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Nov 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM With bottomless brown eyes, disheveled hair, acoustic guitar and a crooning voice that bleeds melancholy penance, Austin-based folk rocker David Ramirez kicked off my Thanksgiving Holiday week by showcasing his second full-length album Apologies at Houston’s Continental Club Friday night. After encountering the Sugar Land…


Jonathan Byrd w/ Colin Brooks – Barnes House Concerts – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 16, 2012 at 07:00 PM House concerts have a way of making you feel like you are on a back porch sippin’ a cold one and listening to your favorite albums, although, in this case, it was a real person named Jonathan Byrd. He’s a seventh generation North Carolinian and…


Paul McCartney – Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX

Written by Dave Clements Nov 14, 2012 at 08:00 PM How was Texas so blessed to be graced with the presence of Sir Paul McCartney Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park?  That is the question I will ponder for many years to come. It’s unlikely I’ll ever know the answer to that question, even though…


A Fine Frenzy – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 12, 2012 at 08:00 PM Back to the future would be an applicable title for HMR when it came to attending ‘A Fine Frenzy’, aka Alison Sudol’s, latest visit to Houston at the House of Blues. My last coverage was in 2007 when she slid in as part of VH1’s…


Counting Crows – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Marc McKinney Nov 12, 2012 at 08:00 PM It was with great anticipation that I wanted to see and review this show badly.  Being a huge fan of the Counting Crows, I was not to be disappointed. Opening with my top 5 fav’s, “Sullivan Street”, I was apparent Adam Duritz still had his…


Jackson Browne – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 07, 2012 at 08:00 PM One of the coolest things about what we do for Houston Music Review is venture into unknown territories as far as musicians that we choose to cover. The other night Rose and I took it to a totally different area when Jackson Browne visited Houston…


The Jobe Wilson Band – Dirty Bay Beer Company – Baytown, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Nov 03, 2012 at 10:00 PM For being a genre of music that dominates classic rock radio, I have always felt it strange that Southern Rock has never really received a groundswell of promising new acts over the years. Outside of The Black Crowes, I cannot think of a quality specimen…