Monthly archives: January, 2013

Ed Snodderly – Almost Austin – Pasadena, TX

Written by James Killen Jan 26, 2013 at 08:00 PM You don’t see Ed Snodderly’s name on any big casino billboards or headlining a night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Ed might be best remembered by most people as the fiddle player in “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.” What most people don’t know…


Paper Moon Shiners – JP Hops House – Katy, TX

Written by James Killen Jan 25, 2013 at 08:00 PM “…there’s a man in there that’ll pay you ten dollars to sing into his can!” and thus the movie “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou” resurrected a musical style of the depression era that most of us had only experienced in old movies with tinny soundtracks…


Tedeschi-Trucks Band – Verizon Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Jan 20, 2012 at 08:00 PM The long anticipated return to Houston of one of my fave ladies in rock, Susan Tedeschi, happened recently at the killer Verizon Theater and she brought along a bonus, too.  Her media darling of a husband in one Derek Trucks. The duo met during an…


Muddy Waters the Dog’s 16th Birthday Bash and Benefit – Anderson Fair – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Jan 20, 2013 at 02:30 PM I couldn’t get my heart into the play-off games with the Texans done for the season, so I decided to spend Sunday afternoon at Anderson Fair taking in a little music and donating a little cash to homeless pups and my favorite radio station. Christie,…


Mama Tried – Easy Street Bar – League City, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Jan 19, 2013 at 08:00 PM No, they didn’t turn “. . . 21 in prison doing life without parole. . . ”  Instead, the Mama Tried band featuring Ryan Beard (guitar, vocals), Blake Plsek (banjo), Jason White “J-Bone” (guitar, dobro, vocals), Hunter Baughman (stand-up bass) and Steven Redman (percussion) is,…


James Lee Stanley & John Batdorf – Nancy B’s House Concerts – Sugar Land, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Jan 19, 2013 at 08:00 PM Enjoying music up close and personal has always been a favorite thing for Rose & I to do in life. One of the best ways we’ve achieved that for going on 10 years is house concerts. Folks caring enough about music to open their homes…


Led Zeppelin 2 – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Jan 17, 2013 at 08:00 PM It is said that imitation is the biggest form of flattery that one can bestow upon someone else.  Well then, the Hall of Fame vets in Led Zepplin should be feelin’ pretty good these days because the tribute band, Led Zepplin 2, is doing a…


Youngblood Hawke – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Robert Johnson Jan 16, 2013 at 08:00 PM Before their set, we caught up with Youngblood Hawke for an interview. Check it out below: Now onto the show: Energy. That’s how Nik Hughes (drummer) describes Youngblood Hawke. Short and simple, yet it really is the perfect way to describe the Los Angeles quintet….


Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout – Napa Valley Opera House – Napa, CA

Written by Jim Bille Jan 12, 2013 at 08:00 PM Blues harmonica overload was served up as the main course the other night at the Napa Valley Opera House when Mark Hummel hosted his latest incarnation of Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout. Hummel has been hosting his blowout production for a number of years now…


Toni Price – Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Galveston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Jan 12, 2013 at 08:00 PM Headed on down I-45 on my way to Galveston and somehow ended up on nostalgia highway instead recently. Wrecks Bell’s down-home long time musical haunt, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, was hosting Toni Price out of Austin. Price was the first band in A-Town that Rose…