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26 Aug 09 Mudcat Prepares to Go Global

A taste of Texas music gets a global air play on Internet television Thursday night. Continue reading

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28 Jul 09 The Jeff Strahan Band at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar in Houston

Photo by Dale Kennemer

Photo by Dale Kennemer

Dawson County is about as West Texas as West Texas gets. For all the monotony in its landscape, this part of the world has produced more than its share of gifted musicians.  

Jeff Strahan, for example, is from Dawson County. Lamesa to be precise, roughly halfway between Midland… Continue reading


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03 Jun 09 Album Review: The Snakecharmers – Been Gone Too Long

the-snakecharmersThe Snakecharmers formed in 2002 as a family affair.  Marie Angell, Will Blumentritt and their son Eric Blumentritt brought together diverse musical backgrounds to form an incredible blues sound.  The missing element for the band was a lead guitarist that could feel the music and integrate into “the family”.  They found that in the person of Larry Meeker, a saxophonist by… Continue reading


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20 May 09 Album Review: Mike Darnell – The Promised Land

mikedarnell-promise-landMike Darnell brings us an offering of the “flues” as he calls it – a combination of Folk and the Blues.  Like much of Texas music, it’s really the confluence of the many events, people and music that have impacted Darnell.  He moved around the country as a youth and was impacted by folk and rock that he heard.

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10 May 09 Album Review: Connie Mims “Go Deep”

connie-mims-go-deepAt the recent Texas Music Awards, Connie Mims was named Songwriter of Year. Though that is an honor in itself, Connie also found herself that afternoon among a quintet of Houston songwriters, all excellent musicians and performers. This year, Connie stood out among that elite group of peers as the one selected to be Songwriter of the Year.

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23 Apr 09 Album Review – Blues Rockers: For Adults Only

blue-rockers-for-adults-onlyThis album has been out for a while, but it is notable from several aspects – production value, the songwriting, and the performance. The versatility of the singer/songwriters comprising the Blues Rockers is evident in the diversity of compositions presented. From the heavy rock aspects of “Democracy” and “Window Pain” to the exquisitely heart-wrenching story in “Appletown” to the bluesy “Dreaming”… Continue reading


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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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