Berry was a poet who joined his poetry to a new kind of music that he called Rock and Roll which struck like a bolt of lightening, taking everyone by surprise. Chuck Berry’s songs literally changed the world! Rock and Roll was here to stay!
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The bluesfolk Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, George “Harmonica” Smith have all passed on, but thanks to producer Richard Chalk and Texas blues label TopCat Records, we can scroll back to yesteryear and hear them rip a place apart!
Luther Allison was an American blues guitarist. He played with Howlin' Wolf, James Cotton, Freddie King, recorded under the Delmark, Motown, Ruf and Alligator record labels. The Chicago Sun-Times called him "The Bruce Springsteen of the Blues."
Buddy Moss was part of an important, influential coterie of Atlanta bluesmen. He was a younger contemporary of Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver and Barbecue Bob, and was a guitarist of uncommon skill and dexterity.
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith was a Grammy Award-winning American electric blues vocalist, harmonica player, and multi-award winning drummer. He was best known for several stints with the Muddy Waters band beginning in the early 1960s.
Pinetop Perkins was an American blues pianist. He played with some of the most influential blues and Rock ’n’ Roll performers in American history. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Author Tim Schuller reminisces about his numerous experiences with blues legend B. B. King and his 2012 shows in Texas.
Andy Timmons and his band mates had a couple of free studio days back in 2011. Somebody suggested they use that time to record some Beatles songs, and the band has been so busy since then that it hasn’t found time to finish that original album.
Forty Years of Roadside Attractions - Marcia Ball has earned five Grammy nominations for hybrid country, Cajun, blues and rock
Marcia Ball grew up in South Texas and Western Louisiana. Influenced by the likes of Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, she sings New Orleans R&B, boogie, swamp blues, Louisiana blues and Texas blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll and an occasional waltz!
Legendary manager, producer, songwriter and publisher Bill Ham passed away in his sleep in Austin on Monday, June 20. He was 79 years old.
Willie And Them, Then And Now Recollection of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnics and how Willie changed Texas music history.
Famous Texas Blues guitarist talks about his new CD, his early career days and his 18 years playing with John Mayall & The Blues Breakers
Thirty Years In The Making - Smokin’ Joe Kubek’s solo CD “Let That Right Hand Go” released on Bird Records
The Original House of Blues - In the early ’70s, Mother Blues on Lemmon Avenue was where it was at. FROM THE 1970S THROUGH THE EARLY ’80s, Mother Blues was the hottest club in town and most of Texas.
Texas guitarist Freddie Cisneros talks about the Lone Star's Blues scene and his experiences
When Freddie King enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a founder of the lead-guitar-as-hero will finally get his due.
Friends and Peers Remember Doyle Bramhall
Remembering Ray Price - Texas born and bred, 60-year music icon Ray Price left behind him not only numerous No. 1 country music hits, but also numerous celebrities with whom he rubbed shoulders, made music, and called friends.
Louisiana Red, born Iverson Minter, far more than just played the blues - in essence, he was the blues.
The Quintessential Guitar Band - Jimmy Wallace & the Stratoblasters have remained a close-knit family, on stage, in business and the Dallas Guitar Show By Tom Geddie
Waiting on Texas Scratch - Jim Suhler’s collaboration with friends Buddy Whittington and Vince Converse is due for release later this year (2013) by Dana Jones - Photo by Chuck Flores
Carolyn Wonderland - Homeless in 2001; “Best female vocalist” at 2012 Austin Music Awards Carolyn Wonderland now is an acclaimed musical force equipped with Janis’ soulful vocals plus guitar slinger skills. by Tom Geddie
Basing our Best Of list on three simple criteria -- more than two artists, a legitimate website and a passion for promoting the arts -- we've found 10 record labels in the Dallas area who are representing their respective genres while lifting Texas artist
Conquering Death @ 30,000 Feet; My Life & Flight with Jim Morrison -- by Ken Lambert
Charley Wirz’ Guitar Show Dream At 35 The story of The Dallas International Guitar Show. The Dallas International Guitar Show has become the largest in the world under friends stewardship.
Priceless biographical anecdotes of legendary Fort Worth, Texas blues icon - Robert Ealey Written by Tim Schuller
Great story of the beloved Blues Legend - Curly "Barefoot" Miller From Southwest Blues Magazine - June 1999; By Bill Fountain
It's hard for me to believe that over 20 years have passed since I first met Bruce Swedien, Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones.
Robert Ealey and U.P. Wilson were lifelong friends from their early 20s, eventually forming a band they called - The Boogie Chillin Boys
Hollywood Fats was the greatest Blues, Jump Blues and Swing guitarist that ever walked on this planet, and I got to meet him...