Since Hart Ward penned his classic "Dallas Blues" in 1912, the city has established a proud tradition in the blues genre with its performers, venues and documentarians. Today, Dallas' blues legacy remains in the hands of a smaller number of people than it has in years past. But some, like Wanda King ... More >>
The Lone Star State has long produced some of the greatest blues legends to ever pick up a guitar or stand behind a microphone. Legends like Albert Collins from Leona, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins from Centerville and Johnny Winter from Beaumont all have found the blues in Texas. Hell, we even have a Gra ... More >>
It's a strange commentary on the state of the music business that Dallas blues artists Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King will play more gigs in Turkey this year than Texas.That's the blues for you. Musical partners for more than 20 years, they have played in all 50 states, dozens of countries and rel ... More >>
See also: The best Texas songs of all time, #100-80 See also: The best Texas songs of all time, #79-60 Alex Moore, Alex Moore Barrelhouse pianist "Whistling" Alex Moore spent all of his life in Dallas, recording for Columbia in 1929, Decca in 1937, and RPM/Kent in 1951. During the '60s blues reviv ... More >>
In Session (Stax)
An interesting array of shows taking place around our area this Thursday evening. A celebration in one corner of town, some legendary soul at another, some inspired metal in yet another corner, and, up north, some impressive local acts working it for a worthy cause.
Tonight's docket first seemed a pretty drab one. Then we caught wind of who got booked to be the secret performer at Elm Street Tattoo's annual Christmas affair at Curtain Club tonight.
Besides being ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists of All Time list, Warren Haynes is also one bad mother on stage.But, off stage, the Allman Brothers/Gov't Mule guitarist turned out to be a pretty affable guy who spoke quite eloquently about a number of subjects--beginning with wha ... More >>
Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration Concord Music Group
Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM
Andrew Baxter Jr. may be a mere child, but the 11-year-old guitarist is no novelty
What's tops in Texas (and elsewhere)
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
Twenty years without bluffing at Poor David's Pub
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
'Black Moses' emerges from the bulrushes with two albums and a broken heart