blues

The Eastside Kings Festival Celebrates the Blues Music that Shaped Austin’s Scene

August 30, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

As an ambassador of Texas blues music, Eddie Stout has played bass in a number of bands, organized overseas tours for local blues musicians, and recorded more than 40 blues and roots artists for his Dialtone Records and Pee Wee Records labels.

The Roots of Music Concert Series Kicks Off This Week in Fort Worth

June 3, 2021 | By Alex Temblador

While Fort Worth is famous for its country music, New Orleans-based jazz drummer Adonis Rose is determined to bring different genres of music to Cowtown. 

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

February 28, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

The heavy left hand mimicked the rumble of steam locomotives on iron rails, while the right played melodic cross-rhythms that whistled up and down the tracks. A national craze during World War II, the hard-driving piano style known as boogie woogie set the stage for the musical revolution of rock ’n’ roll.

2016 Navasota Blues Festival

July 8, 2016 | By

The Texas Legislature designated Navasota “The Blues Capital of Texas” in 2005 to honor the city’s rich blues history, particularly the great blues songster Mance Lipscomb.

The San Antonio Blues

March 21, 2016 | By Michael Corcoran

Arguably the most monumental date in the history of recorded music in Texas was November 23, 1936, when Robert Johnson created the template for electric blues, which became rock-and-roll, in Room 414 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio.

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest

May 6, 2015 | By

Longview will celebrate the widespread musical influence of Texas bluesman Aaron “T-Bone” Walker June 5-6, 2015 with the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest.

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