Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tunes At Noon

Just received this and thought it certainly worthy to pass along.

The Houston Public Library has started a new music series called Tunes At Noon. According to Allen J. Westrick, Library Service Specialist, the program will feature local musicians performing in the restored Julia Ideson Building at 500 McKinney. The series is held the second Tuesday of each month from 12 noon to 1p.m. The duo of Snit and Org are the featured performers for July.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Texas Harmonica Festival 2012

Gonna be another Killer show! Absolutely guaranteed!

Friday, June 15, 2012

River Bottom Blues Reviewed

Just had to share that River Bottom Blues received a nice review on the Reader's Den website. I'll forgo the details and simply leave a link to the article. If you comment on the review, you have a chance to win a signed copy of the book from me. And I'll throw in a bookmark. If you don't win, then you can click on the cover in the sidebar of my blog and order a signed copy directly from me. I'll throw in the bookmark and a coupon from the publisher for a FREE eBook version. Of course, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony eReader, iBooks, Powells, Booksamillion, Diesel, and oodles of other places will see a copy to ya also.

The esteemed book review site Midwest Book Review also calls River Bottom Blues a "face pace mystery of murder and blues".

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Upcoming Harp Events

2012 Texas Harmonica Festival
Sonny Boy Terry has announced that tickets are available for his annual harmonica extravaganza at: It will be held on August 4 and once again at Dan Electros Guitar Bar in Houston. The fest will include a harmonica clinic for beginning/intermediate harmonica enthusiasts, including demonstrations of Lone Wolf Harp pedals by owner Randy Landry, Steve "Fess" Schneider's amplified harp tutorial, Michael Rubin's "Meat and Potatoes" instructional, and Sonny Boy Terry's beginner's lessons. All attendees will have a chance to jam with the professionals.

The pro showcase will be headlined by renowned blues harp master, RJ Mischo. Gulf Coast legend, Paul Orta will also be onboard with some real "Old School" blues whomping. Filling out the bill will be Sonny Boy Terry's band, Christian Dozzler, and Michael Rubin. Stay tuned. I'll post more information later.

The Bugle Boy Presents "Pocket Full of Soul"
If you need a harmonica fix sooner, then The Bugle Boy in La Grange, Texas will host a showing of the critically acclaimed harmonica documentary, Pocket Full of Soul, presented by the Houston Blues Museum on Sunday, August 24. The event will include a harmonica presentation and clinic by Houston blues harpman, Steve Krase. For more information go to: The Bugle Boy has gained a reputation as one of the finest music listening rooms in Texas. "How, how, how, how, how!"