Category: Concert Reviews

Mary Gauthier / Jaimee Harris / Michele Gazich – The Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte It is always a special moment when one comes face-to-face with someone they’ve admired for some time, and that person turns out to be every bit as kind, engaging, sincere and just plain cool as one has hoped and envisioned them to be. That’s what happened for me last Thursday night…


Joe Jackson – Wortham Center / Cullen Theater – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille Joe Jackson – May 29, 2019 Joe Jackson is winding down his Four Decade Tour in the U.S. and Houston was one of the few stops left before heading overseas. Jacksons venue of choice for this stop in Houston was at one of the best in town – Cullen Auditorium at The…


Lionel Richie – Smart Financial Center – Sugarland, TX – Review

Written by Kevin Black Never knew I was this big of a Lionel Richie fan. For those of you who don’t know how it works for an HMR photographer, there’s a reason why I’m going to share this with you. In short, we shoot the first three songs of each performer and then occupy a…


David Gray – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte A few years ago, I got a bit nervous when one of my favorite British artists, David Gray, released a “greatest hits” album. Quite often, this type of release is a prelude to an artist taking a reprieve from making new music or from touring for a while. It’s an opportunity…


Dave Matthews Band – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands , TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements It’s a Friday night in The Woodlands, TX and we are here to see Dave Matthews for the second time. I know I enjoyed him the last time he came through Texas and was hoping to build on my desire to become a fan, or should I say FAN? Before I…


Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Old Quarter Acoustic Café – Galveston, Texas – Review

Written by Jane Ponte According to Ray Wylie Hubbard, the iconic Texas troubadour who played the legendary Old Quarter Acoustic Café in Galveston, Texas last weekend, he is “an acquired taste.” Judging from the 2 sold-out shows on Friday and Saturday nights, Galveston and the surrounding areas have a hearty appetite for the Elder Statesman…


Jesse Dayton – The Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte Jesse Dayton is a man who has paid his dues. He’s been a working musician for most of his life, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. Despite being a relatively young guy, his star-studded resume reads like some older guy’s—someone who might be resting on his laurels out on…


Old Settler’s Music Festival -Tilmon, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte This year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival, In Timon, TX, could have easily been dubbed “the friendliest music festival that never was.” Fortunately for music lovers across Texas, the country, and even the world, this did not turn out to be the case. Last week, from April 11th through April14th, music lovers…


Baton Rouge Blues Festival – Baton Rouge, LA – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The word “free” usually comes with a catch these days.  Rarely do you get much without some fine print or add on to make it just a lure to buy something.  Working off a tip from some good musical friends, we pursued something free in the state of Louisiana. We were…


George Thorogood and the Destroyers – House of Blues – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Forty-five years is a long time to do anything in life.  Especially something that you like.  A seasoned musician by the name of George Thorogood has accomplished that and then some playing his brand of boogie woogie rock your ass stuff to adoring crowds.  You get what you come to see…