Category: Concert Reviews

Dead and Company – Woodlands Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX – Oct. 15, 2021 – Review

Written by Jim Bille OK, I believe I’ve done this before but I’ll do it one more time and date myself. The Grateful Dead have been an American music institution for who knows how many years now so it’s not unconceivable that their fans have seen them for over a few decades. For me the…


James Taylor / Jackson Browne – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Oct 17, 2021 – Review

Written by Dave Clements This Sunday evening at Toyota Center in Downtown Houston finally delivered what James Taylor (and Jackson Browne) fans had been waiting for. And waiting…and waiting. Audience members could be heard comparing notes on how long they’d been waiting after COVID-19 caused delays and rescheduling. I believe all would agree it was…


Joe Bonamassa – Smart Financial Centre – Sugarland, TX – Oct 16, 2021 – Review

Written by Jim Bille Joe Bonamassa has hit the road with a vengeance finally making good on his much anticipated tour after being sidelined due to the lockdown of 2020. One of his stops that I was able to make it to was at Smart Financial Centre in Sugarland, TX on October 16. This acoustically…


James McMurtry – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX – Review – 10/09/2021

Written by Jane Ponte The Horses and the Hounds – Album Review The Heights Theater – Houston, TX – 10/09/2021 James McMurtry has once again proven why he is a national treasure, and why Stephen King once called him “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation.” His new album, The Horses and the Hounds (New…


Roots n Blues Festival – Stephens Lake Park – Columbia, MO – 09/24-25/21 – Review

Written by Jane Ponte The year 2020 was tough on everything and everybody, including live music venues, artists, and festivals all over the country and the world. In Columbia, MO, the yearly Roots n Blues festival was canceled in 2020—4 days prior to the announcement of their first-ever all-female lineup, due to the COVID-19 pandemic….


Eric Clapton – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Review – 09/17/21

Written by Jim Bille Eric Clapton made the third stop of his short 2021 American tour in Houston Friday night at the Toyota Center. Clapton was supported by long time band mates that include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on…


Mary Gauthier with Jaimee Harris – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – July 24, 2021 – Book and Show Review

Written by Jane Ponte It is rare and sacred gift from the musical gods when an artist who has played a prolific role on the “Soundtrack of Your Life” comes to town and offers up an intimate peek into their creative process, their personal struggles, and their innermost thoughts on just about everything that makes…


Stoney LaRue / Cory Morrow – Dosey Doe Big Barn – Woodlands, TX – January 01, 2021 – Review

Written by Dave Clements This is a music review on Stoney LaRue who opened 2021 at the Dosey Doe Big Barn on the first day of this New Year. However you will need to read on for several (maybe several dozen) lines before it will become obvious. I have a lot to say about live…


Samantha Fish – Heights Theater – Houston, TX – Nov. 11, 2020 – Review

Written by James Killen I had been regretting my decision to wait to buy tickets for Samantha Fish at the Heights Theater, what with all of the pandemic confusion and cancellations going on, when to my welcome surprise there was another show announced after the first had been sold out for months. I jumped on…


Mike Stinson – McGonigel’s MuckyDuck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti – June 5, 2020 30 years is a long time.  It is almost as long as it has been for McGonigels Mucky Duck to open its doors to live music again in Houston.  Seriously the Duck celebrated their 30th anniversary on June 1, 2020.  This is quite an accomplishment in the…