Category: Concert Reviews

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 – 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…


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…


Richie Kotzen – Dosey Doe – Woodlands TX – 05-25-17 – Review

Written by Dave Clements I was up late the night before having had the opportunity to photograph U2’s Joshua Tree Tour Show at NRG Stadium. Having another late night was not something I was particularly looking forward to on the heels of a very full day.  However I had committed to doing a review of…


Conroe Americana Music Festival – Conroe, TX – Review

Written by James Killen You know, the first year of any new festival is ether a boom or a bust. Either you get to enjoy all of the great talent without the huge crowds that flood the more established festivals or the organization is trying to find its feet and confusion reigns supreme. The fact…


Samantha Fish – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille Touring in support of her latest CD, Chills and Fever, Samantha Fish has hit the road to rock it with her fans nationwide. One on stop earlier this month on May 4th was in the Woodlands at the  Dosey Doe Big Barn. The opening number, He Did It”, a 60’s sounding jump…


Jackie Venson – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Vacations are not where we go mainly searching out music. Recently though we stumbled on a great blast from the past one with Robert Cray.  Always dug his rock/blues/funk thing he had going on.  Shortly after we got back we visited one of our very fave haunts on a tip from…


The Rides – House of Blues – Houston TX – Review

Written by Michael Pittman I can’t remember NOT being a Stephen Stills fan. I guess it goes all the way back to that original Buffalo Springfield album with For What it’s Worth and Sit Down I Think I Love You. Then again..with Rock and Roll Woman, Mr. Soul and Bluebird. I remember sitting down with…


Charles Bryant & Grifters and Shills – JP Hops House – Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen It was out in the sticks on Highway 6 again to the JP Hops House. It’s an innocuous little pub next to the Shipley’s Donut House near Westheimer. It’s seldom crowded, but has a great sound system, a constant stream of singer/songwriters, a great selection of beers on tap and a…


Kasey Chambers/ Parker Millsap- Heights Theater – Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen I finally got myself to the Heights Theater last night to see Kasey Chambers and Parker Millsap do everything within their musical power to burn that place to the ground. If you haven’t made it by there yet, it is a cozy little venue with every seat a good one and…