Charlie Christian

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: T-Bone Walker (And B.B. King) Play Monterey Jazz Fest

    GregoGet yours today.​Aaron "T-Bone" Walker died 36 years ago, almost to the day; the 7-year-old who lives in my house notified me of this over breakfast Wednesday as he read from the this-day-in-history section of the morning paper. He asked, "Who was T-Bone Walker?" I gave him the short answer: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Dallas, Both "Silly" and "Self-Confident"

    Jeremy Gerard, a theater critic for The Dallas Morning News some two decades ago, is now a New York-based editor for Bloomberg News, the first media outlet to which George Steel denied he was leaving his new Dallas Opera gig for an opening in New York. This morning, Gerard weighs in on Steel's abrup ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2007

    All That Jazz

    Tour music history at the library

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2006

    "Dallas Rag" and Other Stomps

    Blind Lemon Jefferson: Ya know, he's not just the namesake of a failing club in Deep Ellum. Over the weekend, a friend wondered precisely what good reason this city had for not having a Dallas music museum in, say, Deep Ellum, where Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly hopped off the train some 80 ye ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Walker, Texas Ranger

    From Dallas came the man who first plugged blues into an amp--and into popular culture

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    And the Nominees Are

    Various Dallas acts up for Grammy awards

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Blues Valentine

    Tom Waits for no one--except guitarist-singer John Hammond

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Giant Steps

    Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter ditches his band to develop an identity of his own

  • Music

    September 9, 1999
  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Blowing his Cover-up

    We don't want to tell One Ton how to run its business, but...

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Cuba libre

    Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are Habana good time

  • Music

    March 27, 1997

    Come on feel the Noyze

    Local group gets a gospel sound that's contemporary yet sanctified

  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    House of David

    Fathead comes home

  • Music

    March 28, 1996

    To be or not to bop

    Texan Jazz unveils the Lone Star contribution to jazz

  • News

    April 13, 1995
  • Music

    December 22, 1994

    Scene, not heard

    A few clubs and a few bands do not a "music town" make