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Old 01-17-2008, 12:28 AM   #21
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Well,

Over the last 20+ years in Houston I can think of several clubs that had excellent music( blues and roots rock): Rockefellers; Satellite Lounge; Club Hey Hey; Big Easy; Continental Club; Mucky Duck; Fitzgeralds; Bon Ton Room; Verizon Theatre(recent); and I'm sure I'm forgetting several...that is if you like Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, Earl Gilliam, Delbert McLinton, Dave Alvin, Toni Price, Zappa Plays Zappa, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Leo Kottke, Neville Brothers, etc. not to mention Springsteen, Stones, Hendrix( ok, the last two were in the late 60's, early 70's when I was in High School and College) and many others.

Granted, the Houston music scene is not what it used to be in the 80's and 90's, but there are some nuggets out there if you are willing to search.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:22 AM   #22
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Rockefellers' owner was a friend of mine, and, yes, the went out of business unless they have opened again?
But, let's be realistic here: If you were a good musician trying to get to the top, where would you play? Houston or Austin, which is what? 2-1/2 hours or so away--where there are TOP agents and producers scouting around.
God bless you loyal Houstonians/Texans...
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Well,

Over the last 20+ years in Houston I can think of several clubs that had excellent music( blues and roots rock): Rockefellers; Satellite Lounge; Club Hey Hey; Big Easy; Continental Club; Mucky Duck; Fitzgeralds; Bon Ton Room; Verizon Theatre(recent); and I'm sure I'm forgetting several...that is if you like Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, Earl Gilliam, Delbert McLinton, Dave Alvin, Toni Price, Zappa Plays Zappa, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Leo Kottke, Neville Brothers, etc. not to mention Springsteen, Stones, Hendrix( ok, the last two were in the late 60's, early 70's when I was in High School and College) and many others.

Granted, the Houston music scene is not what it used to be in the 80's and 90's, but there are some nuggets out there if you are willing to search.
I love to watch Leo Kottke! I've got some videos around here somewhere......... There's a cool statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn in Zilker Park in Austin. Austin City Limits......what can I say?
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Over the last 20+ years in Houston I can think of several clubs that had excellent music( blues and roots rock): Rockefellers; Satellite Lounge; Club Hey Hey; Big Easy; Continental Club; Mucky Duck; Fitzgeralds; Bon Ton Room; Verizon Theatre(recent); and I'm sure I'm forgetting several...that is if you like Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, Earl Gilliam, Delbert McLinton, Dave Alvin, Toni Price, Zappa Plays Zappa, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Leo Kottke, Neville Brothers, etc. not to mention Springsteen, Stones, Hendrix( ok, the last two were in the late 60's, early 70's when I was in High School and College) and many others.

Granted, the Houston music scene is not what it used to be in the 80's and 90's, but there are some nuggets out there if you are willing to search.

Yeah, but they don't have the Austin Lounge Lizards or the Geezinslaw Bros.!
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Stevie Ray Vaughn was a God. We should have lots of statues of him, I think. I have every CD he ever made and play them in the car daily. The best ugly blues guy ever.
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Burlington, VT (home of University of VT) has a pretty lively club/music scene for a small city. Much of it isn't my style, but there sure are a lot of listings in the weekend section of the paper and in the alternative free weekly paper.
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My hearing in my left ear is still damaged from being in Austin at one of his outdoor concerts (nanometers from a speaker on stage)
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Stevie Ray Vaughn was a God. We should have lots of statues of him, I think. I have every CD he ever made and play them in the car daily. The best ugly blues guy ever.
Though SRV copied a fair amount of Jimi Hendrix, he owed much of his "style" to one Albert King...

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Albert King was in Houston the year, I think, he died. The paper said that he had gotten old and played his concerts now like either a tired old man or did a fine concert. Dang..if he didn't play the one I heard with an instrument that broke strings; so, he played about half the concert.
HOWEVER, when he did play...oh, my God! He was phenomenal!!! Unbelievable he was so wonderful!!!! Like no other, really!!!! Then I walked out saying that I now understood why people made such a fuss over Albert King!!!!
I never got to hear SRV play, but I envy all who did!

HFWR: Thanks for the video! I surely enjoyed watching it!
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