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.07 Blues Band
The .07 Blues Band is a razor sharp blues band consisting of seasoned musicians from Long Island to Galveston Island with soul from their head to their toes and a style and stage presence that is unrivaled. Performing hits from Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf to Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, as well of several original songs. The foundation is laid by the bassist ‘Fender’ Phil Lock, a lifetime Texas native. Matt ‘Dallas’ Brading strums and makes the 6 string scream with a traditional blues style and hypnotic pentatonics. James Freedom Cairns from Long Island sings lead vocals and could either be an evangelist or the devil himself. It all depends on the suit he is wearing. Kyle Schmidt, the youngest member of the band, is not only an excellant blues sax man, but the only member of the band that still has the hope that we will one day “make it.” Nobody knows where Holland Mitchell came from. Not his music background, Not his age. Nothing. He just shows up and plays. We’re pretty sure there is some evil stuff going on but we are definitely ok with it.Come see the .07 Blues band pay homage to the Blues with their unique stage presence and tremendous respect for the bluesmen of the past.
Blues for Two with Steve Krase
“Pee Wee Stephens and Pops Stewart Blues For Two with Steve Krase” features two of Houston’s long standing Blues Legends, Robert “Pee Wee” Stephen’s on keyboards and Pops Stewart on bass along with harmonica ace, Steve Krase. The band reached the regional finals of the 2012 International Blues Challenge in 2012. The band also features Dave Carter on Guitar and Ray Williams on drums.
“The BlUUnotes is a Houston area band. We are a band of friends, with the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston as our home base. We are a diverse group in the sense that we play from a collection of 20 originals and classical covers that intoxicate the senses.”
Brad Absher Band
“I like just about everything soul, R&B or blues related. We’re also one of the few bands that fit into the ‘Swamp Pop’ catagory.” Brad’s albums include, ‘Big Shugga’,'Gulf Coast Soul’, ‘Half Way’ & ‘Find You Tonight’ Tours: USA, Holland, Belgium, Germany. Performed with: The Band, J.J. Cale, Cate Bros., The Call. CD Releases: Find You Tonight, Tulsa Style, Halfway, Gulf Coast Soul, Big Shugga. Songwriting Credits: Hardtimes, Somedays, Find You Tonight, Creole Woman, Lady New Orleans
& The House Rules Band
“It happened sort of like this…I showed up at the Big Easy jam hoping to see/sit in with old friends after spending the last four years in Colorado. Didn’t know Annika but the way she sang moved and wowed the audience…and me. She gave me the ‘looking-for-a-guitar-guy’ conversation so I obediently handed over my cell for programming and forgot all about it. I’ve been bossed around ever since. Together with Tommy, Jon (G-Jon) and (B-John) that ‘thing’ was in the air. It touches your heart, your ears, something lower and earthy that momma warned you about. It was technical but earthy and gritty. This was the kind of band I would pay to go see. So now we want to establish ‘House Rules.’ Bending is permitted.”
Chuck Collins is an exciting performer who plays original songs, rock & roll, old blues, and country … all in his own style. He does solo performances and is an almost-exclusively finger picker, in a style somewhere between Chet Atkins and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Chuck is available for public and private performances. You can also see him around town several nights a week.
When John Egan shouts the blues, he’s hard to miss. Hailing from Houston, TX., he has made three records that don’t lend themselves to easy categorization. He fits somewhere on the power blues arc that includes Jimi Hendrix and Chris Whitley, artists who put a powder keg under the venerable genre. Egan shares with Whitley a sometimes-studied, sometimes-stormy way with the resonator. On his latest project “Phantoms”, Egan bangs, stomps and howls a rocking blues that will leave his audience coming back for more.
After several years as a lead guitarist playing everything from funk and metal to blues and gospel, Henry Jones decided to step in front of the microphone. Determined to draw from his many musical influences, he began to craft a unique sound based on blues, folk, R&B, and rock. “My parents used to have house parties, so as early as I can remember music blasted through the house. The d. j. for their parties disappeared but left a very impressive collection of records that I spent a lot of time with: Ray Charles, ZZ Hill, Johnny Cash, and at least a hundred more.” Henry Jones is a talented performer that can connect with and entertain his audience.
Tin Cadillac hit the ground in Spring of 2011 and quickly became one of the hottest bands in the greater Houston area! They play classic blues based and southern rock as well as some Texas country and a few originals. So sit back, relax, don’t have a heart attack. It’s time for TIN CADILLAC!!!
Dave Nevling & The Blues Kats
Dave Nevling has been active in the Houston area Blues scene since the early 1990″s, playing three years with Bert Wills, then three years with Mark May. He started his own band in 1997 playing mostly local gigs and a few out of town festivals. He has released 4 all original CD’s since 2000, the latest being Sweet Bijou released in August 2012.
Texas music has a way of morphing into something distinct, all it’s own. With a Texas twang and a take-no-prisoners approach, Texas 99 conjures up memories of blues legends while staying true to the genre. Add a twist of country, rock, jazz and you have a melting pot of styles that brand Texas blues. Guitarists Eric Hoovestol and Rebecca Laird are winners of The Houston Blues Society’s T-99 Nelson Scholarship. Rebecca was one of six guitarists to make it to Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues Finals in L.A. Chris Spencer played bass with The Blue Threads, who won third place in Houston’s IBC finals. Adrienne Barakiss studied drums with Grammy winner Vince Cherico, and played at the Drummer’s Collective in New York.
TreynWrek is a high energy three-piece blues-rock band from Spring, Texas providing original music along with classic rock and blues covers that will please any crowd. TreynWrek delivers a mix of originality, passion and t hey are devoted to put on one hell of a show that you will not want to miss.
TX Blues Brothers Tribute & Show Band
This live act faithfully recreates the characters in the 1981 movie in the original Belushi / Aykroyd style both in sight and sound. One of the greatest Rhythm & Blues acts of all times stars Mike Powell and Steve Boado. The show’s choreography and resemblance to the original actors is unbelievable. No legends show would be complete without the frolicking hijinks of an ex-con and his harmonica blowing brother. Remember, “they’re on a mission from God!”
Wild Rabbit Salad
Wild Rabbit Salad’s new album features music from the motion picture sound track for the movie “Baker’s Mound,” which won best original music at the International Film
“Wild Rabbit Salad is CHICKEN FRIED ROCK, the Drop Top Cadillac Band of Texas.”
~ Pat & Rosies Night Sounds, KPFT 90.1 FM Houston.
“Wild Rabbit Salad delivers what they promise with a show that shows they’re worthy of the name, Houston’s Best Showcase Band! Their song writing skills and tight vocals will blow you away.”
~ Sherry Jane Cooke, Houston Country Music Examiner