Monthly archives: June, 2017

John Egan- Magnolia City- CD Review

Written by James Killen John Egan is a troubadour in the true Houston blues tradition. He is a collector and virtuoso of vintage resonator guitars and a blues song writer of note. His latest disc, “Magnolia City”, is by far his best produced and most significant contribution to our musical tradition here in Houston to…


Chris Stapleton- From a Room: Volume 1- CD review

Written by James Killen After a double platinum release on “Traveller”, as a music follower, I have to ask, is this next release just riding the wave or was Chris Stapleton still in a creative mode when he released his latest album, “From a Room: Volume 1” (is there a volume 2 on the horizon?)….


Nakia and the Blues Grifters – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – 6/8/17 Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Nakia and the Blues Grifters – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – 6/8/17 Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is amazing how much Texas festivals we have visited over the years continue to spawn good acts to follow up on.  Viva Big Bend Fest in Alpine, Texas gave us tonight’s act Nakia. We caught him in 2013 and this time he brought along a five piece backing band called…


Byrd and Street w/ Charles Bryant – The Americana – Houston, TX – 6/8/17 – Photos

Photos by James Killen


Byrd and Street w/ Charles Bryant – The Americana – Houston, TX – 6/8/17 – Review

Written by James Killen It was back to the cozy Americana this Thursday night for an early show. Charles Bryant started at 6PM for the last part of the 4-7PM Happy Hour. He had already brought in a number of his dearest fans and was busy saying hellos and taking requests for the show. Charles…


Wendy Colonna- No Moment But Now- CD review

Written by James Killen Wendy Colonna deserves congratulations for two recent events. First and most important, the birth of her son, Charlie and second the release of her latest album, “No Moment But Now”. Wendy has been on the Texas Music scene for a good while now, having moved to Austin from her native Louisiana….


The Belle Sounds – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX 6/15/17 – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


The Belle Sounds – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX 6/15/17 – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is wonderful when catching up with old friends and ear catching music happen at the same time.  That was the case for Rose and I as we ventured to the always friendly confines of McGonigels Mucky Duck to catch up with Austin’s The Belle Sounds.  Sweetheart Noelle Hampton and her…


The Americana- Great music and good eats in Houston…

Written by James Killen I decided that I was long overdue for a good Matt Harlan show last week and saw that he would be playing at the Americana on Friday night over on Bingle. All that I could think was at the time was what and where? I drove the short distance to the…