Category: Concert Reviews

Outlaw Music Festival Review – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements If you have logged on to HMR to get my take on Willie Nelson’s performance at the Outlaw Music Festival at The Woodlands on the first day of July, 2018 let me quickly share with you that I have nothing to offer you in this review. Sadly I didn’t stay for…


Randy Weeks – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The timeless phrase: “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” came into play out of nowhere when I got a message from old bud Randy Weeks.  He was playing at McGonigels Mucky Duck and he called it his “last show” before heading to Seattle.  We have known him and…


John Egan- Heights House Concert- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen I’ve seen John Egan play, probably dozens of times, which isn’t hard to do in H-town because he has more regular tip jar gigs than anybody else in town, Mondays at The Big Easy, Wednesday’s at La Grange, Sunday brunch at The Presidio and all kinds of places in between. He’s…


Mary Gauthier- The Mucky Duck- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen I’ve been lying in wait for Mary Gauthier to grace Houston’s stages for a while now. I have missed a couple of opportunities, but on the first of June the stars aligned and I found myself at a table in The Duck to catch a performance by one of the most…


The Accidentals – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The last time we went to Folk Alliance International was in 2016.  On that visit to Kansas City the number one band that caught our collective eyes and ears was a trio out of Traverse City, Michigan called The Accidentals.  We caught them as much as we could including a roof…


Songwriter Serenade Contest- Parish Hall- Moravia, Texas – May 5, 2018 -Review

Written by James Killen What a beautiful spring day to drive out through the country to Moravia, Texas for the twelfth annual Songwriter Festival held at the Parish Hall, across from the Catholic Church. The contest featured the fifteen semi-finalists from 160 entries, each performing two of his/her best original songs for three judges that…


Grifters and Shills / Sean Lucy / Brad Fielder- The Americana – Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen The Americana is a great place to catch original music of all kinds and on this Friday night the music reached the roots of American song-craft. Brad Fielder and Sean Lucy have been doing a little touring and tagged John and Rebecca Stoll (Grifters and Shills) to join them for an…


Hank Williams Jr / Molly Hatchet /Eddie Money – Sam Houston Race Park – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements Earlier this year I had the opportunity to listen to a band with my wife and dear friends that I didn’t think sounded like I thought they should/would. I had these expectations given their long history as a reputable international touring act with quality records over several decades. Through a series…


Sue Foley- McGonigel’s Mucky Duck- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen Back in the early 1990’s I had a cassette tape titled, “Antone’s Women: Bringing you the best in blues”. Along with Marcia Ball, Toni Price, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli, Sarah Brown, Barbara Lynn and Lavelle White, there was a young guitar slinging Canadian named Sue Foley that contributed “Queen Bee”,…


Greta Van Fleet House of Blues – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Growing up in Ohio in the 70’s I witnessed a lot of great authentic rock music.  One of my faves was Led Zepplin.  My bud Ray and I had a chance to slide into the sold out House of Blues in Houston and step back in time witnessing a Michigan band, Greta…