Monthly archives: February, 2018

Matt the Electrician- Burlinghall House Concerts – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by James Killen


Matt the Electrician- Burlinghall House Concerts – Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen It has been way too long since I last caught Matt (Sever) the Electrician. I picked up from Facebook that he would be performing in town at Burlinghall House Concerts. This was a new house concert series for me and I messaged the hostess, Ada, to reserve a seat. The cozy…


The Mighty Orq – Shakespeare’s Pub – Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen On Fridays the Shakespeare’s Pub on Memorial Drive’s west side of town, a patron can enjoy happy hour with Houston blues guitarist, the Mighty Orq. On the last Friday of the month, patrons get an even happier hour as the Orq is joined by Barry Deepen (keyboards), Jeremy Pierce (drums) and…


The Mighty Orq – Shakespeare’s Pub – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Jorma Kaukonen- Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Tx- Photos

Photos by Pete Dattolo


Jorma Kaukonen- Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Tx- Review

Written by James Killen Seldom does Jorma come close to town with Hot Tuna or solo that I don’t find a way to be in the audience. Having been in the middle of the San Francisco psychedelic scene in the sixties as Jefferson Airplane’s lead guitar and then splintering off with Jack Casady to form…


Jeannine Higgins- Self Titled CD Review

Written by James Killen I met Jeannine at the 2017 SWRFA convention in one of the seminars. She was asking a question about how one knows when a recording is good enough to say “fini” and put it on the record. It was only a month or so later when I ran into her again…


Ordinary Elephant- Dusty Words & Cardboard Boxes- CD review

Written by James Killen I am doing something here that I seldom do and that is to reach back in time to talk about a less than current CD. I happened to pick up the 2013 production of Ordinary Elephant, “Dusty Words & Cardboard Boxes” at one of their shows, because this one slipped past…


Carolyn Wonderland / Jeff Plankenhorn – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX – Photos

Photos by James Killen


Carolyn Wonderland / Jeff Plankenhorn – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX – Review

Written by James Killen I joined an old buddy in San Antonio for a guitar-centric performance at the venerable Sam’s Burger Joint last Friday night. It was my first visit to the joint and if you have never been there, it is close to the Pearl brewery complex. The venue shares a small patio with…