Category: Concert Reviews

Billy Gibbons – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille Billy Gibbons returned home to Houston with his current tour in support of his new release ‘Big Bad Blues’. New material from the CD was featured heavily throughout the show along with a few sprinkles of classic ZZ Top for good measure so there was plenty of Billy Boogie to go around. Gibbons…


Shelley King – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The phrase “blast from the past” usually involves a good experience in life.  Recently for Rose and I the spectacular blast was in the form of sweetheart Shelley King.  It had been too many years ago that we visited Dan Electros guitar bar on a rainy evening to catch her for…


Mary Chapin Carpenter- Heights Theater- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen It seems a bit hard to believe that Mary Chapin Carpenter has been touring for 30 years. Houston was lucky to have her choose to celebrate this 30 years on the road by performing at the intimate Heights Theater to an understandably sold out house. She is touring behind the release…


Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, Texas – Review

Written by James Killen Another SWRFA has come and gone. Another weekend of fun, fellowship, networking and music was had by many in the Holiday in at the junction of 290 East and IH35. While HMR has been represented at the conference for a number of years, personally, 2018 was only my second SWRFA experience….


Mike and the Moonpies – Redneck Country Club – Stafford, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The fun in covering live music is discovering new venues. In the case of the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas it is a case of rediscovering a blast from the past.  RCC is celebrating five years of running this October.  We had supported it the first two years, but dropped…


Folk Family Revival- The Mucky Duck- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen The Lankford brothers and Caleb (AKA Folk Family Revival) showed up Friday night at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck for the 9:30 show. They’ve been honing their act around Houston over the last few years to a fine sharp edge. This evening the band was trying out many of their newer songs that…


John Moreland / T. Hardy Morris- Heights Theater- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen The Heights Theater is still one of my favorite Houston venues for sound and selection of talent flowing through town. Friday night, one of the latest wave of poignant Oklahoma songwriters, John Moreland, occupied that stage. The last time that I saw him was in 2013 at the Ashford Pub in…


Lisa Morales – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti KPFT is a listener-sponsored community radio station in Houston, Texas that supports the best music out there these days to us.  Independent hard working musicians who get a voice because of this station.  Last April they had their birthday party at the Heights Theater.  One of the acts on the bill…


Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle / Dwight Yoakum / King Leg – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen While the White Oak Music Hall is not a brand new venue, the 2018 “LSD” tour was the first event that got me out to check it out. You don’t often find an outdoor venue that you could describe as intimate, but WOMH is just the right size to draw a…


Stars Align Tour: Jeff Beck/Paul Rodgers/Ann Wilson – Smart Finanacial Center – Sugarland, TX – Review

Written by Kevin Black My favorite rock & roll comes from the 70s. Classic Rock is the title given to rock music made back in a time when musicians basically ruled the studios. So, naturally I get excited when three artists from that era come together to either promote a new collection of songs or…