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20 Feb 09 Friday Night at the Cadillac

For those of you who missed last Friday’s show at Cadillac Pizza in McKinney, you missed a standing room only viewing of a hard charging, true Texas blues group, Junior and the Journeymen.  Lead by frontman Mike Clark, J&J rocked the house with their powerful interpretation of the blues.  Mike shared the duties on stage with each of band members including Johnny Marshall on keyboards, Bobby Chitwood on bass and… Continue reading

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17 Feb 09 A G-Chord on an Old Martin – An Evening with Quinten Hope

Texas Music Journal caught up with Quinten at the Granada Theater in Dallas on Sunday, February 8, 2009 where he was opening for Andy McKee (quite a guitar player in his own right). Since the show highlighted acoustic guitars, Quinten left his Strat in the case and played his repertoire on an old acoustic – his Dad’s Martin. Continue reading

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03 Feb 09 One Door Closes, Another Opens

A flip of a coin, the flu, bad weather and an inexperienced pilot changed the face of music at 1:00 AM, fifty years ago today.

America woke up on February 3, 1959 to find that Charles Hardin Holley, Richard Steven Valenzuela and Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. were killed in an early morning airplane accident.  Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) had played at the Surf… Continue reading

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