Category: Concert Reviews

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band – Smart Financial Center – Sugarland, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte / Photos by David Britton Way back when, in my mid-twenties, I co-owned a blues club in a college town in mid-Missouri. One chilly night, a storm blew into town and things at the club were slow. Most likely, the usual crowd was all hunkered down at home, where I was…


Tom Keifer Band – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The  1980’s  are  a  bit  of a  blur for  me,  especially  when  it comes  to  the  music scene.   MTV was an addiction  for  my  buds and  I  back  then  who  had  many  a  party  while  watching  all  the VJ’s presenting  the latest  bands.  They  just  kept  comin’ at  ya!  One such …


Chuck Mead – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Getting together face to face these days with friends is becoming a fast approaching memory.  The age of texting and social media has replaced the truest form of communication.  Thank God that music still drives us to actually make physical contact with some very nice people in life.  It had been…


Santana – Doobie Brothers – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements A typical hot steamy summer night in The Woodlands. TX is what the 10k plus crowd was required to endure on the last day of this long 4th of July weekend. Everyone in attendance had to be either diehard Doobie fans or significant Santana followers to still be revved up and…


Steve Earle & The Dukes – Heights Theater – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte Since moving to Texas, it has become a time-honored tradition of sorts for me to see Steve Earle & The Dukes at least once a year. Fortunately, this has not been difficult to do. Earle loves the city of Houston—the whole state of Texas, really. Since my relocating to Texas from…


Hootie & the Blowfish / Barenaked Ladies – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements A hot mid-June Friday night in The Woodlands, TX was somewhat tempered by a nice breeze that made it way more bareable. My wife and I were headed out to review two bands that I had never seen before. I had no idea how the evening would unfold or what I…


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…