Monthly archives: December, 2016

WHITNEY ROSE – McGONIGEL’S MUCKY DUCK – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti  


WHITNEY ROSE – McGONIGEL’S MUCKY DUCK – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Covering musicians from north of the border has been a great experience for us for the past five years or so. Ever since Rose & I experienced Folk Alliance’s in Memphis, Kansas City and Austin we’ve been smitten with the talent that exists in Canada.  A Toronto transplant to Austin, Whitney…


Shinyribs- I Got Your Medicine- CD Review

Written by James Killen Kevin Russell has allied himself with the Tijuana Train Wreck Horns to produce a traditional Gulf Coast rock and roll revival. The style of this CD is that bluesy/ jazzy slow tempo rock and roll that inspired the dance style of “The Stroll”. The trumpet and saxophone with electric guitar and…


Curtis McMurtry- Hornet’s Nest- CD review

Written by James Killen The McMurtry legacy continues as James’ son (Larry’s grandson) puts out his second CD, “Hornet’s nest”. Curtis McMurtry has produced an interesting compilation of what I would call “Love? songs” in that they look at relationships more through the eyes of what goes wrong in them rather than how love is…


SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE – Austin TX 9/28-10/2 2016 Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE – Austin TX 9/28-10/2 2016 REVIEW

Written by Eddie Ferranti The month of September brings us Labor Day, the resumption of school, the beginning of Fall and of course football season. For Rose and I it also brings an event that has become quite special to us for five years running called the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin, Texas. This…


James McMurtry – Continental Club / Mucky Duck – Houston, TX Review

Written by James Killen James McMurtry at the Houston Continental Club- 12/3/2016 I showed up at the Continental Club Saturday night wearing a T-Shirt bearing the outline of Lonesome Dove character, Woodrow Call and a quote regarding rude behavior in a man. It was a Larry McMurtry shirt, but a McMurtry shirt just the same….


James McMurtry- Complicated Game – CD Review

Written by James Killen McMurtry has created another enigmatically beautiful disc in that he has taken the ugliest part of who we are as Americans and romanticized it. James McMurtry is one of the most talented lyricists to write an Americana song, but he has a tendency toward expressing a negative attitude and never more…