Monthly archives: May, 2017

Mike Amabile- CD review

Written by James Killen Mike Amabile’s chose to self-title his fourth album. It’s different than previous records in that it gets back to roots music, using more acoustic guitar than electric. He includes members of his band, Run Over Twice, along with a number of talented session artists. Mike has been playing in and around…


The Stone Coyotes- Sally in the Doorway – CD review

Written by James Killen A lot of Stone Coyote fans have been waiting patiently for three years for the next studio release. Well, they’ve got it! It has the rock tributes, the Barbara Keith lyrics, the covers of old rock and roll heroes and Doug Tibbles, Jr. added to the trio on lead guitar. The…


Conroe Americana Music Festival – Conroe, TX – Photos

Photos by James Killen


Conroe Americana Music Festival – Conroe, TX – Review

Written by James Killen You know, the first year of any new festival is ether a boom or a bust. Either you get to enjoy all of the great talent without the huge crowds that flood the more established festivals or the organization is trying to find its feet and confusion reigns supreme. The fact…


Samantha Fish – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille Touring in support of her latest CD, Chills and Fever, Samantha Fish has hit the road to rock it with her fans nationwide. One on stop earlier this month on May 4th was in the Woodlands at the  Dosey Doe Big Barn. The opening number, He Did It”, a 60’s sounding jump…


Samantha Fish – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX – Photos

Photos by Jim Bille


South Austin Moonlighters – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Music is our way to escape the realities of living in the fourth largest city in the greatest country on earth. Even in retirement Rose and I do not like wasting our time on things just to say we “did” something.  A fine example of this is visiting the cozy confines…


South Austin Moonlighters – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Ruthie Foster – Interview

By James Killen I had the great privilege this morning to speak with Ruthie Foster about her recent exploits and the events of her past that have gotten her to the spot that she is. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Ruthie, she is an amazingly strong and diverse vocal talent from South/Central…


Jackie Venson – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Vacations are not where we go mainly searching out music. Recently though we stumbled on a great blast from the past one with Robert Cray.  Always dug his rock/blues/funk thing he had going on.  Shortly after we got back we visited one of our very fave haunts on a tip from…