Monthly archives: December, 2017

The Jungle Show III – Antone’s – Austin, TX – Photos

Photos by Jim Bille  


The Jungle Show III – Antone’s – Austin, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille Austin’s most famous name in the blues, Antone’s, hosted Billy Gibbons “Jungle Show” last week, two nights of some very special musicians playing some very special blues. On his two night musical safari Gibbons included just about every Austin blues heavyweight to be found. Jimmie Vaughan, Chris Layton, Charlie Sexton, Sue…


Porterdavis- Extra Electric Infinite- CD review

Written by James Killen It’s been eight years or so since Daniel Barrett, Simon Wallace and Mike Meadows have put out anything together as Porterdavis. It’s not that they have been idle for that time. Barrett has been producing other artists, like Ruthie Foster and Meadows and Wallace are highly sought after session musicians, having…


Jackie Venson- Transcends- CD review

Written by James Killen If you have not yet opened yourself up to the Jackie Venson phenomenon, it’s about time that you did. This young lady is a ball of positive energy and chock full of talent. She propels a freedom and rights agenda without anger, without accusation, but with determination that is inspiring. Her…


Jill Jack- These Days- CD Review

Written by James Killen What do you get when you pull a country music singing lady up from Motown? Jill Jack, that’s what you get. Jill has opened for a number of great touring acts over the years, like Bob Seger, Dan Fogelberg, Kim Richey, Will Kimbrough and Loretta Lynn. She has a strong classic…


Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit- The Nashville Sound- CD review

Written by James Killen I couldn’t let the year get past me without saying something about this great disc from the former Drive By Trucker, Jason Isbell. He’s been turning out some amazing from-the-gut compositions that hit all corners of life head on. “The Nashville Sound” did not disappoint me. He starts the CD off…


Two Tons of Steel – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Hadden Sayers – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Hayes Carll – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti What a nice present Rose & I received over the holidays with a gig featuring two old buds we have supported for years.  Hayes Carll returned to the ultra fine confines of McGonigels Mucky Duck for four sold out shows with drum wizard Mike Meadows in tow.  It has been years…


Hayes Carll – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti