Monthly archives: January, 2015

Carper Family – Barnes House Concerts – Houston, TX

“Bring Me Back My Heart” was the first song that The Carper Family belted out at the Barnes’ House concerts in northwest Houston and it pretty much summed up the evening. Sixty-four folks settled into every nook ‘n cranny of their newly remodeled home to witness some good ole country harmonizing.  TCF consists of Beth Chrisman…


Mary Cutrufello – Almost Austin House Concerts – Pasadena, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti A blast from our past flew into the intimate cool confines of Almost Austin House Concerts in the form of Mary Cutrufello. It had been since 2008 that she played Houston at McGonigels Mucky Duck. She made a special airplane trip from Minnesota for the gig and special it was indeed. It has…


Billy Joel – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX

Written by Dave Clements As we were driving to Dallas to see and photograph Billy Joel for the first time I was wondering how things were going to turn out. This was our first opportunity to experience the American Airlines Center venue.  It was 40 degrees, windy, and raining.  We didn’t know the staff or…


Uncle Lucius – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Releasing stress today seems like a non-stop job when working in the corporate rat race called Houston,Tx.  Our main way to squeeze it out of our lives is seeing live music, even if we have to go 60+ miles to do it on a rush hour Friday night. Having a double slam…


Amy Lavere / Will Sexton – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Rose and I had a mixture of new and old when we recently stopped in at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck.  The new came in the form of Amy Lavere, a Memphis based singer songwriter for the last 15 years, and the old (as in buddy) was Austinite Will Sexton.  Lavere’s sound has…


Campfire Songs Tour w/ John Moreland, Caleb Caudle & Aaron Lee Tasjan – Natachee’s – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker It was cold and dreary outside on this winter night, but the Campfire Songs Tour featuring John Moreland, Caleb Caudle and Aaron Lee Tasjan rolled through town unimpeded. The warm, comfortable confines of Natachee’s provided the needed protection from the elements and a stage for the show to take place. The…


Libby Koch – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Riding the wave of yet another killer year for www.houstonmusicreview.com in 2014, Rose and I headed to Austin 1/1 thru 1/4 and soaked in 7 gigs in that music rich city. The likes of Patrice Pike, Omar and the Howlers and Seela Misra to name a few got us ready to go…