Monthly archives: October, 2017

Jackie Venson- The Mucky Duck- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen I’ve been dwelling over YouTube videos of Jackie Venson for months, sharing them with friends, and looking forward to getting the chance to check her out in person. I was anxious to see if this lady’s jazzy, bluesy, rocking style was consistent with the videos and recordings or if those were…


Jackie Venson- The Mucky Duck- Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


The Shopkeeper- Documentary Film Discussion-2017

Written by James Killen SWRFA has been a great source of information and inspiration for sharing all things folk and musical. Singer/ songwriter, Rain Perry directed a movie called “The Shopkeeper” about Mark Hallman and the Congress House studio. It traced Mark’s career as a musician and a music producer through the years, putting a…


Parker Milsap – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Being able to catch up to musicians who caught your ear but have not come to your town in a while is a very cool thing.  One such performer was Parker Millsap. Rose and I found out that he has honed his chops and is a seasoned pro already at the…


Parker Milsap – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


18th Annual Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, TX – Review

Written by James Killen So, just what is a SWARFA? The short answer is the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, a regional conference affiliated with the Folk Alliance International. For the attendees, however, it’s a once a year rejuvenating experience with fellow singer-songwriters, venue hosts and media folk. It’s a convention and a music festival and…


18th Annual Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti    


Grifters and Shills- Road to Brownwood- CD Review

Written by James Killen Grifters and Shills is actually John and Rebecca Stoll, a married couple bound together in music. Their stage presence exudes companionship. Rebecca’s musical background is traditional country and bluegrass, while John came up in the hard rock and heavy metal world. They employ a number of instruments in their shows including…