Category: Features

Chris Smither – Signature Sounds Parlor Room Home Sessions – Live Stream Concerts – May 17th

My how our times have changed over the past few months. Stay at home orders, face masks, quarantines and more. And for us live music fans…NO LIVE MUSIC! But wait, Chris Smither has a remedy for that. CoVid-19 isn’t stopping Chris Smither from bringing his “punk-like attitude…packed with the kind of insight and wisdom that…


Live Stream Happy Hour – Joanna Howerton and Michael Cross Duo

Greetings Houston music fan shut ins! Here’s something to add for your new Friday afternoon routine at home. Check out Joanna Howerton and Michael Cross from 12:30 to 1:30 every Friday for your very own in the home mini concert…..sounds like fun! More details from JH & MC below…. Hello Friends, It’s hard to put…


Postponed – Concert Alert – THE JACKS – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Friday, March 20

Hey Houston music fans, wanna hear something special? If so you need to join Houston Music Review on March 20th at The Mucky Duck and check out THE JACKS. Plenty of great things are being said about these L.A. rockers and we’ll get the chance to find out why for ourselves very soon. Find out…


Postponed – New Dates Aug. 3&4 – Raul Malo at The Heights Theater

Raul Malo is the incomparable front man of genre-defying, GRAMMY® Award-winning band The Mavericks, and the sole writer of many of their songs. His free-wheeling, swaggering style seamlessly blends nontraditional country, rock ’n roll, and Latin rhythmic fervor, and prominently features his lush, soaring baritone. His compositional craftsmanship includes penning progressive and timeless hits like…


Eddie’s Birthday Week in Austin – February 16-21, 2020 – Club Highlights

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


CHUCK MEAD Coming to Dosey Doe August 9th

CHUCK MEAD will keep it “Close to Home” when he visits THE WOODLANDS, TX on FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2019 headlining at DOSEY DOE. Doors/Show is at  6:30pm/8:30pm. Be sure to check one of these great shows out by one of the best Honky Tonkers out there today! NASHVILLE HONKY TONK LEGEND CHUCK MEAD HEADS TO MEMPHIS…


Raising a Hand (for Rett Syndrome research) – Dave Clements & Kevin Black

  Written by James Killen I like keeping a music oriented coffee table book out on the table for the occasional visitor to peruse in my sitting room. I was lucky enough to acquire one that was put out by photographer, Dave Clements, and Houston singer songwriter, Kevin Black (yes, he is Clint’s brother). It’s…


Adam Carroll to Release New Album, I Walked In Them Shoes in April

Wimberley, TX — Given that they don’t come around all that often, the announcement of a new collection of Adam Carroll songs is always cause for a certain amount of celebration by discerning aficionados of quality Americana music. Mind, nothing too showy or over-the-top, because that would be at odds with the whole modestly unassuming and…


The Shopkeeper- Documentary Film Discussion-2017

Written by James Killen SWRFA has been a great source of information and inspiration for sharing all things folk and musical. Singer/ songwriter, Rain Perry directed a movie called “The Shopkeeper” about Mark Hallman and the Congress House studio. It traced Mark’s career as a musician and a music producer through the years, putting a…


Austin to Houston- Hurricane Harvey Relief – 2017

Written by James Killen I was at a hurricane Harvey benefit concert last Sunday at the Americana, when Ken Gaines introduced me to a gentleman by the name of Hondo. Generally, in Texas if someone only offers his first name that is enough. Hondo it seems is a music producer and promoter in Austin and…