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 >>
Buddy Guy, Buddy Whittington, Jim Suhler, The Rick Kelly Band, othersBedford Blues & BBQ FestivalSeptember 4, 2011 Better than: sitting outside and soaking in the blues when the summer hasn't ended. Buddy GuyAs a stiff breeze blew the last remnants of excessive heat from the area, legendary blue ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Sterling WinfieldIt's such a cool thing when our LMA subjects have the humble beginning of simply being a fan. Even more exhilarating is the fan who elevates to a position of we ... More >>
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
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