Monthly archives: January, 2016

Grace Potter – House of Blues – Houston Texas

Written by Eddie Ferranti One of the coolest things about reviewing shows for me is checking out new and vibrant artists.  If they are female all the better and one such lady who filled all of those requirements was Grace Potter.    Some good buds of mine steered me her way and I was stunned I’d…


Grace Potter – House of Blues – Houston, Texas – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2015: Photo Gallery


Around the Edge: Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference 2015

Every year, it is always nice when the Fall finally arrives in Texas. Although it is still hot thru Halloween, football comes back, festivals crank up and one of favorite events takes place: The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, also knowns as known as SWRFA. SWRFA brings  together musicians from all over the country to converge…


El Grande Trio – Main Street Crossing – Tomball , TX Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti  


El Grande Trio – Main Street Crossing – Tomball , TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is very rare these days when performers “collaborate” on a musical project and take it out on the road for a test spin.   One such treat came in the form of The El Grande’ Trio to the splendid confines of Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas.  The talented line-up consisted…


The Black Lillies – Dosey Doe Music Cafe’ – Woodlands, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Folk Alliance International has spawned many a good act for HMR to follow over the years.  One such act has been superlative in the form of Knoxville,Tennessee’s The Black Lillies.   Even on a school night and over 50 miles away there was no way we were missing their gig at the…


The Black Lillies – Dosey Doe Music Cafe’ – Woodlands, TX

Photos by Michael Pittman


30A Songwriter’s Festival – South Walton Florida – January 13-15, 2016

Photos by Michael Pttman


30A Songwriter’s Festival – South Walton Florida – January 13-15, 2016

Written by Michael Pittman Where? That’s always the first question. When I explain it’s in Florida on a little strip of beachfront highway called 30A about 3 hours east of New Orleans it begins to make sense. Well, how was it? Ohh…it was FABULOUS. Worth the trip on so many levels. How does a gathering…