Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DALLAS / FORT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 7/23/15 THRU 7/30/15



JOE JONAS 
FEBRUARY 22, 1937 - JULY 21, 2015

Funeral and viewing information:

Sandra Clark Funeral Home
6029 South RL Thornton 
Dallas, TX 75232
214-371-2600 

Public Viewing: Friday, August 31st - 12pm - 7pm

Funeral: Saturday, August 1st - 11 am

The family has asked that all musicians friends of Joe's coming to the funeral bring their instruments to play during the repass after the service.
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Tuesday afternoon, Blues Vocalist extraordinaire Joe Jonas died.



I have struggled all day trying to decide what to say here. I’ve scoured the Internet, all my personal pictures, and everybody’s websites/Facebooks/ReverbNation pages. But you know what?  You can do that on your own. (You'll have to get past all the crap about that other "Joe Jonas" the kid from the Jonas Brothers. Who? Exactly.) There is a Joe Jonas website with some great pictures and links to some of the stories written about him. It's a great place to start. http://www.joejonasband.com




So instead of writing a biography of Joe and his career, as I sit here with tears rolling down my face like the overflow from a storm filled Trinity River, I am just going to tell you how I feel.



Joe Jonas was my mentor. He was my friend. The first time I heard him, the soundguy from my last rock band, took me to see Joe at the Rum Boogie Café in Deep Ellum. Mighty Paul Young was on guitar, and Curley “Barefoot” Miller sat in for a few in his overalls with his walker. Don’t go looking for the place – it was awesome, but didn’t last. I think Pete’s Dancing Marlins is in that spot now. You can tell how long you’ve been in Dallas by how many places you can name that have been in each of the spaces in Deep Ellum. Do you remember where the Theater Gallery was?  Or when Club Clearview was a floating club you had to know where it would be? I do. Yeah. I’m old.



Anyway, the soundguy and I were just friends, and when Joe started doing that thing he did with his walking stick during “Stroking” I turned all shades of red. I was embarrassed, but I was captivated by his voice. What a voice!  Majestic!  Grandiose! Magnificent! Superb! Captivating! All correct in description. None, not even together, close to depicting it. 



I have seen with my own eyes, Joe making his way through a packed Nate’s Seafood at the Sunday night jam. The room so loud, you can’t hear the person next to you. Everybody yakking it up. So few are paying attention to anyone else. They’re just standing around waiting for their turn to be the “star”. Even when other musicians take the stage, the yaketty-yak-yak-yak continues. But I saw with my own eyes, and more times than once, Joe Jonas start singing into the mic and EVERYBODY shut up and listened. Doesn’t happen, not very often. But it did with Joe. Because a voice that regal demands your attention.



And now, we’ve lost it.



We actually lost it in August 2009 when Joe suffered the stroke that left him unable to speak, sing or play harp. We all hoped there would be some miracle, some medicine, some therapy that would fix it. This is Joe Jonas for Fuck’s sake!! If there was a man alive that could pull off that kind of come back, it was Joe. But medicine isn’t magic, its science. And nothing was fixed. Joe remained in a wheelchair and hospital bed for the rest of his life. I saw him a shamefully few times after the stroke, and will live with my guilt about that until I die. He was such a proud, independent man before. But the unhappiness and frustration I saw in his eyes after cut me to the bone. And I, puss I am, didn’t handle it well. I didn’t go visit him enough. Shame, shame, SHAME on me.



For a time, some of the blueswomen in town (you know I’m talking about Andrea, Marcy, Joanna, & Cheryl) had a little game we liked to play. Have you ever thought about it?  We call them the women in this scene BluesWOMEN, but we all refer to the boys as, well, the boys. We’d take turns calling out names of the local blues boys and follow it with the qualifier “Boy”. But whenever anyone called out “Joe Jonas” we all responded “Man”. If you knew Joe, I don’t have to tell you why.



Although he had a long, interesting, remarkable career, Joe Jonas was not as well known as some of his contemporaries, because he was a MAN. He married (Ok, a few times :>) ). And had some kids, who at the end were the real loves of his life. He had responsibilities. And so a lot of his life, instead of hanging out in a bar every night, he had to stay home and get up early and go to WORK and take care of those people who depended on him to keep heat in the house and food on the table. Joe sometimes commented to me that he knew plenty of people in the “scene” didn’t think him a “real” bluesman because of this. I’m pretty sure he thought they could just kiss his ass about this. They can damn well kiss mine. Acting like an adult and taking care of those who depend on you it a highly desirable personality trait. And Joe had that. 

And before you get all up in arms about this, I'm not talking about the few that actually pay their bills doing this. I'm also not talking about the weekend warriors who are trying to balance their responsibilities while still performing occasionally. I'm talking about the the arrogant assholes who shirk their lives responsibilities, letting their partners and kids pay the price while they hang out in bars pretending to be rock stars. Strapping on a guitar or picking up a set of sticks doesn't give you some kind of pass to be free to ignore moral responsibilities. And there are FAR too many of those people. My point is Joe was NOT one of those.



Some people thought of him only in association with Sam Myers. To say that annoyed Joe would be putting it mildly. But I knew Joe first. Matter of fact, I think the reason Sammy was so kind to me was that he knew Joe loved me. And Sam so respected Joe, I think that was enough of a reference for him.



But they were good friends and such a hoot together! How lucky I was to have been hanging out with them at the Dixie House, the Metro Diner on Gaston (gone too, and replaced with an empty lot), Dodies, The Hole In The Wall, Nate’s Sammy’s apartment on Bennett (I lived just over a couple of units upstairs). Close in age and experience, arguing like an old married couple. But the laughter!  The jokes! I’ve got my memories, but like when Sam died, I’m not telling all of them. They are mine to keep and savor. And they are as far too precious to me to tell to strangers.



I will say Joe played my wedding. When my husband left me, Joe and Sam looked after me. They took turns calling me, checking on me. They let me cry myself into a snotty mess in various public places and did their best to comfort me. They knew I’d be fine, but I was petrified that I was suddenly alone. Joe and Sam resisted what I’m sure was the temptation to tell me to just get over it. Because they knew in time I would.  Joe would often say, “He’s gone. Let him go. You’ll be fine. You don’t need him.”  And he was right. When Joe gave me advice, he was always right.



There was a disastrous Mardi Gras dinner I cooked for them at my place soon after my ex moved out where I put fish sauce into the gumbo instead of fish stock because I’m a VERY bad cook and didn’t know the difference. The difference was, of course, the fish sauce made the stuff very salty and inedible, but Sam and Joe both ate some and didn’t say a word. Until, of course, much later when I could laugh at it. When my divorce came through I called Joe and said, “You started this, now come finish it.” And he and Sam suited up in their nicest stage suits and came and sang at my divorce party. No truer friend – one that sings at your wedding and your divorce!



All of that now echoes in the past. Damn, I’m crying again. Wet, snotty sobs.



I try to remember to look around anyplace I am and remember we all carry a heartache.



Today, Joe Jonas is mine.



I love you, Joe. I miss you. I will never forget the things you taught me.



And I will never, ever, ever forget you.


Thursday, July 23
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Jon & Glen – Aligator Café – Dallas (Casa Linda) (7p-10p)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with Mark Sena – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
The Silvertones – Nate’s Seafood – Addison (6:30p-10:30p)
Blues & Brews w/Brent Rozell – Bar Louie – Arlington
Blues Jam w/Usual Suspects - Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Chris Watson & Luke Holman – Whisky Girl Saloon – Ft Worth  (9:30p-1:30a)

Friday, July 24
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
Dobro Danny Hill – Alligator Café – Dallas (Deep Ellum) (7p-10p)
Johnny Red & the Roosters – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
KM Williams & Trainreck – The Underpass – Dallas (Exposition Park) 11p
Aaron Burton – Cigar Art – Oak Cliff (8p)
Jason Cloud & the Max – Mellow Mushroom – McKinney (8p-11p)
Joey Love – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Ray Reed & Gator Jam – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Michael Lee – Music In The Park – Azle (8p)
Chris Watson – Panther Island Brewery – Ft Worth (6p-10p)

Saturday, July 25
BLUE LISA & PAUL BYRD – CENTRAL MARKET – PLANO (5P-9P)
Jason Cloud & the Max – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Pat Boyack – Alligator Café – Dallas (Casa Linda) (7p-10p)
Texas Slim & Mike Babb Birthday Bash – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Michael Lee – The Cottage – Dallas (9p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Balcony Club – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Chris Watson – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Bobby Patterson – Grand Opening of the Texas Musicians Museum – Irving
Texas Blues Crew – Tolberts – Grapevine (9p – 12a)
Steve Hill & Cadillac Johnson – El Gabacho’s – Arlington (7p-11p)
Elvis T Busboy – Stumpy’s Blues Bar – Arlington (9:30p-1:30a)
Texas Flood – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)

Sunday, July 26
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Jon Griffin – Brewsters – Ft Worth (12p-3p)

Monday, July 27
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)
Michael Lee – Max’s Wine Dive – Ft Worth (6p-10p)

Tuesday, July 28
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Sonny Collie - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)

Wednesday, July 29
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p) 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

DALLAS / FORT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 7/16/15 THRU 7/22/15



Ever want to be in blues video? Here's your chance.

Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy's are are filming a video for title track "Deep Ellum" off of their new record from CSP Records. (CD Release party in conjuntion with KNON in August!). You can view the lyrics at  www.missmarcy.com.

From Marcy: "It's a straight-up Texas Blues tune about Deep Ellum. You are invited to be in it!! Rather than the video be of just me singing the song like a doofus, I would prefer this to be collective of all the musicians and artists and folks that make up the Deep Ellum scene. It will be a clip video.. meaning there will be a series of clip images so you don't actually have to DO anything but look cool and be ... yourself. Dave Burris and I will be walking around with a camera crew. When you see us, stop and say hi... that's it. I promise, everyone will look good. If you are on the scene or know someone who makes the scene... tell them to be in Deep Ellum July 16th (when the sun goes down) and July 18th (when the sun goes down) Share this with them! Keep up with us on our FB page for our exact location... I'll post our whereabouts so that ya'll can find us."


And here's all the places you can hear some live blues this week....



Thursday, July 16
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Pat Boyack – Aligator Café – Dallas (Casa Linda) (7p-10p)
North Texas All Stars w/Special Guest Jon Griffin - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – The Dirty Rooster – Allen (11:30p-1:30a)
Open Mic Night with Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Blues & Brews w/Michael Lee – Bar Louie – Arlington
Blues Jam w/Larry Lampkin - Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Blues & Brews w/Chris Watson (solo) – Bar Louie – Ft Worth  (10p-1a)

Friday, July 17
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
KM Williams & the Trainreck Ensemble Juke Joint Jam Night – Alligator Café – Dallas (Deep Ellum) (7p-10p)
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelinas – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Joey Love Band w/Jackie Don Loe – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Miss Marcy & Dave Burris – Whistling Pig – Dallas (10p-12a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – A Step Up – Dallas (9p-1a)
The Silvertones – Frisco Bar – Frisco (9p-1a)
Texas Slim – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Tolberts – Grapevine (9p – 12a)
Ray Reed & Gator Jam – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Jerry Clark - Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Saturday, July 18
Jackie Don Loe Electric Trio – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
KM Williams & Tarinreck – Mama Faye’s BBQ – Deep Ellum, Dallas (4p-?)
Jon Griffin – Alligator Café – Dallas (Deep Ellum) (7p-10p)
Jason Cloud & The Max – Crossroads Restaurant, House of Blues – Dallas (9p-12a)
The Silvertones – A Step Up – Dallas (9p-1a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Holland K Smith – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)

Sunday, July 19
KNON HARMONICA BLOWOUT BENEFIT W/RJ MISCHO, CHRISTIAN DOZZLER, HASH BROWN, MIKE MORGAN, THE SUPER KINGS & PAUL HARRINGTON- POOR DAVID'S PUB– DALLAS (3:30p – 9p)
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Jon Griffin – Brewsters – Ft Worth (12p-3p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6p-10p)

Monday, July 20
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)

Tuesday, July 21
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Stompin Bill Johnson - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Larry Lampkin – The Basement – Ft Worth

Wednesday, July 22
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Santos Puertas & The Christian Dozzler Trio featuring Joel Foy – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas (8:30p-10p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

DALLAS / FT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 7/9/15 THRU 7/15/15




At 51, having entered the music business on a professional level here in my home town of Dallas when I was 20, I can't remember a time I didn't know about Mark Pollock. Mark  has presented the Dallas International Guitar Festival since 1985 (known then and still referred to by us not youngsters as The Dallas Guitar Show) when he bought the rights to it, and Charley's Guitar Shop, after the sudden, unexpected death of Charley Wirz. 

An incredible guitarist in his own right, the list of artists Pollock's played with include James Cotton, Cold Blue Steel, The Nighcrawlers, Doyle Bramhall, Lowell Fulson, Albert Collins, Pee Wee Crayton, Jimmy McCracklin, & Big Joe Turner. He played for Freddie King too - and when that gig was over, he came back to Dallas and started a band called Kingsnake. When Mark left Kingsnake to move to Chicago, the band became Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets.

Recently I was telling a local, famous blues guitarist about Mark's cancer and the upcoming benefit. First, he said "When is the benefit. I really want to be a part of that." Then, he had the whole table rolling with his story of going into Charley's when he was still pretty young and always having Pollock bark at him over the counter "Well are you going to BUY something, or did you just come to LOOK." He CAN be intimidating. I don't think he necessarily does that on purpose. It's just daunting, even if you are pretty sure of yourself, to stand next to/talk to/be in the same room with such a force. Mark Pollock is one REALLY cool dude.

My personal favorite story about Mark is at one of Larry Morgan's last birthday parties held at Larry Morgan Music. Larry's health had deteriorated quite a bit by then, and in the middle of the party, he had to go into his office, sit down, and use his nebulizer. Mark casually walked by the office, stuck his head in and said (cool as a cucumber) "Larry, I didn't know you were smokin' crack now." We all laughed, and even Larry, with that thing stuck to his face, managed a smile. (Yeah. Know how you feel. I miss Larry too.)

Read more about Mark's diagnosis with Stage 4 Lung Cancer HERE. Then come out Sunday to Poor David's Pub from 3p -10p and pay your money at the door and your respect by your presence to a man who uniquely shaped the Dallas music scene, and especially the blues,  with every move he's ever made. If you shopped (or browsed!) at Charley's, saw any of Mark's live shows, or look forward to the Guitar Show every year, it's your chance to say thank you to the man that made that possible.

Thursday, July 9
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with Mark Sena – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Jason Cloud – Mellow Mushroom – McKinney (8p-11p)
Buddy Whittington – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (7:30p-10p)
Blues & Brews w/Brent Rozell – Bar Louie – Arlington
Texas Flood – Tolberts – Grapevine (8:30 – 10:30)
Blues Jam w/SMaCK (Sanson, Maxwell And (Jerry) Clark, Korner) - Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Blues Jam w/Texas Slim - Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Friday, July 10
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
Texas Slim – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Gregg A Smith Blues Revue – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Jon Griffin – Harvest – McKinney
Ray Reed & Gator Jam – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Chris Watson Band – Central Market – Ft Worth (6p-9p)

Saturday, July 11
The Stratoblasters – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Jon Griffin – Alligator Café – Dallas (Deep Ellum) (7p-10p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, Mike Morgan & The Crawl open – Kessler Theater – Oak Cliff
Andrea Dawson w/Texas Slim – Concerts By The Creek – Watters Creek, Allen (7p-10p)
Buddy Whittington – Steven’s Garden & Grill – Mansfield (8p-10p)
Chris Watson Band w/Joey Green – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton (9p)
Steve Hill Trio – Central Market – Southlake (6p-9p)
Brent Rozell – Euless Yacht Club - Euless

Sunday, July 12
Mark Pollack Cancer Benefit w/The Midnighters, KM Williams, Jim Suhler, Hash Brown, Dylan Bishop, Jerry Clark, Ted Roddy, Reo Casey, Cadillac Johnson, Ray Reed + many, many more – Poor David’s Pub – Dallas (3p-10p)
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Jon Griffin – Brewsters – Ft Worth (12p-3p)

Monday, July 13
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)
 
Tuesday, July 14
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Jerry Clark Blues Jam – The Basement – Ft Worth
Dylan Bishop & Cadillac Johnson – Big John’s Burgers – Weatherford (7p-10p)

Wednesday, July 15
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p) 


Thursday, July 02, 2015

DALLAS / FORT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 7/2/15 THRU 7/8/15



Thursday, July 2
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Jon & Glen – Alligator Café – Dallas (Casa Linda) (7p-9p)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Rock 101 Grill – Frisco (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Aaron Burton – Lone Star Wine Cellars – McKinney (7p-9p)
Blues Jam w/Brent Rozell -  Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Blues Jam w/Blind Dog Cooley - Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Friday, July 3
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
Jason Cloud & The Max – A Step Up – Dallas (9p-1a)
Holland K Smith – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Carolyn Wonderland – Poor David’s Pub – Dallas
Jackie Don Loe – Kaboom Town - Addison
Corinne Cruz – San Jacinto Plaza – Rockwall (630p-9:30p)
Joey Love – Rock 101 Grill – Frisco (8p-12a)
Chant – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p – 12a)
Steve Hill & Cadillac Johnson – Shannon Brewery – Keller (12p-3p)
Ray Reed & Gator Jam – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Red White & Blues at The Modern – Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of The Blues Brothers Movie – The Modern Museum – Ft Worth (7:30p)
Bobby Patterson - Bar Louie - Ft Worth (10p)

Saturday, July 4
Andrew Jr Boy Jones & Kerrie Lepai – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Jackie Don Loe – The 4th At Fair Park - Dallas
Trainreck (KM Williams and Washboard Jackson) – Busking Old School, on the street at Main Street & N Crowdus – Deep Ellum
Michael Lee – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas (10p)
Jason Cloud – The Gingerman – Dallas (Uptown) (8p-12a)
Andrea Dawson w/Texas Slim – The Balcony Club – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Aaron Burton – Lakewood Brewing Co – Garland (12p-3p)
The Silvertones – Audacity Brew House - Denton
Steve Hill Trio – Breakwater Bar & Grill – Lake Granbury (1p-4p)

Sunday, July 5
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Jon Griffin – Brewsters – Ft Worth (12p-3p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6p-10p)
Aaron Burton – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (3p-6p)

Monday, July 6
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)


Tuesday, July 7
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Hash Brown - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Jerry Clark Blues Jam – The Basement – Ft Worth

Wednesday, July 8
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Jason Cloud & The Max and Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas (8p-10p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p) 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DALLAS / FORT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 6/25/15 THRU 7/1/15



Thursday, June 25
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – City Tavern – Dallas (9p-12a)
Jackie Don Loe & the Dukes of Boogie (Buddy Henderson, Jay Harris & Zach Bramhall) – Nate’s Seafood (6:30p-10:30p)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Blues & Brews w/Michael Lee – Bar Louie – Arlington (9p-1a)
Blues & Brews w/Brent Rozell – Bar Louie – Fort Worth (9p-1a)
Chris Watson (solo) – Brewed – Ft Worth (7p-11p)
Blues Jam w/Tim Hood -  Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Steve Hill & Cadillac Johnson – Fresco’s – Watauga (6:30p-9p)

Friday, June 26
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Dobro Danny Hill – Alligator Café – Dallas (Deep Ellum) (7p-9:30p)
The Stratoblasters – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Joey Love Trio – Mellow Mushroom – McKinney (8p – 11p)
Jason Cloud (solo) – Whistling Pig – Dallas (10p – 2a)– Stumpy’s Blues Bar – Arlington (9:30p-1:30a)
Chris Watson – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas (9p)
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat – Tolberts – Grapevine (9p-12a)
Michael Lee – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (9p-1a)
The Boogiemen – Stumpy’s Blues Bar – Arlington (9:30p-1:30a)
Ray Reed & Gator Jam – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Chris Watson, Quinton Moore opens – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Aaron Burton Trio – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (8p-11p)
Brent Rozell – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Guy Forsyth – Live Oak Music Hall – Ft Worth (Doors 8, Show 9)
Steve Hill Trio – Big John’s Burgers – Weatherford (7p-10p)

Saturday, June 27
KNON BENEFIT SHOW WITH BOBBY RUSH DOING 2 SETS – 1 ACOUSTIC FOR VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY AND INCLUDES DINNER, AND 1 WITH FUL BAND. THE PETTERSON BROTHERS OPEN – SONS OF HERMANN HALL – DALLAS TICKETS AND MORE INFO AT WWW.KNON.ORG
The Boogiemen – The Goat – Dallas (10 p-2a)
Andrea Dawson – Balcony Club – Dallas (10p-2a)
Mike Babb & Friends w/Andrew Jr Boy Jones – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Jason Cloud & the Max – Chasers Lounge – Dallas (10p – 2a)
Aaron Burton – Alligator Café – Dallas (Deep Ellum) (7p-9:30p)
Trainreck (KM Williams and Washboard Jackson) – Busking Old School, right on the street at Main Street & N Crowdus – Deep Ellum (IMO, the blues don’t get any better or any more authentic than this!)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Central Market Shrimp Boil – Plano (5p-9p)
Michael Lee – Allen USA Celebration – Allen (4:30p)
Joey Love Band – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p – 11p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p – 12a)
Elvis T Busboy – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Holland K Smith – Augies Sunset Café – Ft Worth (8p – 12a)
The Silvertones – Central Market – Ft Worth (7p-10p)
Buddy Whittington – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Ian Moore – Lola’s Saloon – Ft Worth

Sunday, June 28
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)

Monday, June 29
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)
Michael Lee – Max’s Wine Dive – Ft Worth (6p-10p)

Tuesday, June 30
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Ryan Berg & Glennethan - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Jerry Clark Blues Jam – The Basement – Ft Worth

Wednesday, July 1
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p) 


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

DALLAS / FORT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 6/18/15 THRU 6/24/15

A GREAT FREE EVENT IF YOU ARE OFF ON FRIDAY, OR WORK IN OR NEAR DOWNTOWN DALLAS

Thursday, June 18
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – City Tavern – Dallas (9p-12a)
Jackie Don Loe & Bobby Patterson – Nate’s Seafood (6:30p-10:30p)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Jason Cloud – Mellow Mushroom – McKinney (8p-11p)
Aaron Burton – Zin Zen – McKinney (7p-10p)
Dylan Bishop & Cadillac Johnson – El Arroyo – Arlington (8p-11p)
Blues & Brews  w/Chris Watson – Bar Louie – Fort Worth (9p-1a)
Michael Lee – Bronson Rock – Keller (7p-11p)
Blues Jam w/Larry Lampkin– Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Blues Jam w/Perry Jones – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Friday, June 19
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
KM Williams & Joel Foy in a free, lunchtime concert event celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth and the 78th Anniversary of Robert Johnson recording at 508 Park – 508 Park Ampitheater – Downtown Dallas (12p-1:30p)
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelina’s – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Blues for Breast Cancer Benefit w/Andrew Jr Boy Jones & Kerrie Lepai, Michael Lee Band, Texas Slim Band w/Mike Babb & Friends– Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (6:30p-10p)
The Silvertones – Lekka – Dallas (6p-10p)
Pappa Fly & the Barflies Reunion w/Jackie Don Loe - Kings X - Dallas
Aaron Burton – Cigar Art – Oak Cliff
David Holcombe Jam – Elks Lodge – Irving (8p-12a)
Holland K Smith – Stumpy’s Blues Bar – Arlington (9:30p-1:30a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Tolberts – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Wanda King Band w/Joey Love – Kirby’s Steakhouse – Southlake (7p-11p)
Ray Reed & Gator Jam w/KM Williams, Killer Bug, Ray Sharpe JB Wynn & Larry Lampkin – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Seth Walker – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (10p-2a)
Steve Hill Trio w/Cadillac Johnson & Rocking Ron Thompson – Breakwater Bar & Grill – Granbury (8p-11p)
Buddy Whittington – Hot Sounds of Summer – Burleson (7:30p-10:30p)

Saturday, June 20
Jackie Don Loe – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Aaron Burton – Alligator Café – Dallas (Casa Linda) (7p-10p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Twilite Lounge – Dallas (10:30p-1:30a)
Blues for Breast Cancer Benefit w/Joey Love, Jr’s Roadhouse All Stars w/Sister Rose, Paul Byrd, Mike Morgan & the Crawl – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (3:30p-10p)
Joel Foy – St Pete’s Dancing Marlin – Dallas (9p-1a)
The Silvertones – Rob’s Billiards – Euless (9p-1a)
Jerry Clark – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p-1a)
Texas Flood – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Holland K Smith – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (8p-12a)
Dylan Bishop, Cadillac Johnson & Gonzy Trevino – Big John’s Pizza – Weatherford (7p-10p)

Sunday, June 21 – HAPPY FATHERS DAY
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Steve Hill & Cadillac Johnson – Vintage Grill & Car Museum – Weatherford (1p-3p)
Monday, June 22
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)

Tuesday, June 23
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Texas Slim - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Jerry Clark Blues Jam – The Basement – Ft Worth

Wednesday, June 24
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p) 


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DALLAS / FT WORTH / N TEXAS LIVE BLUES 6/11/15 THRU 6/17/15

Tune in this Thursday morning in the 11 0'clock hour when my guests in the studio will be Jake Glenn and Jackie Don Loe to talk about "The Blues Conundrum" world premier.

Thursday, June 11
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Jackie Don Loe & the Dukes of Boogie (Buddy Henderson, Jay Harris & Zach Bramhall) – Nate’s Seafood (6:30p-10:30p)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Rock 101 Grill – Frisco (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with Mark Sena – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Aaron Burton – The Celt – McKinney (8p-11p)
Blues & Brews w/Michael Lee – Bar Louie – Hurst (9p-1a)
Chris Watson – Keller Summer Nights – Keller (7p)
Blues Jam – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Blues Jam w/Neal Drennan – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Friday, June 12
Blues Jam w/Nick Snyder – The Cottage – Dallas
Jason Cloud – Muddy Waters – Dallas (9p-1a)
Texas Slim – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Dirty Rooster – Allen
Michael Lee – Tap-In Grill & Pub – Grapevine (8:30p-12:30a)
Holland K Smith – Mambos Cantina – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Dylan Bishop, Cadillac Johnson, David Watson & David Vincent – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7:30p-10:30p)

Saturday, June 13
DUE TO THE SHOOTING LAST NIGHT AT DPD HQ DOWN THE STREET FROM POOR DAVID'S, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS EVENING. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED LATER THIS SUMMER. World Premier of “The Blues Conundrum”, a documentary film about the Dallas blues scene featuring Jackie Don Loe, Jake Glenn, Lou Hampton, Simone Alisa, Superstar Harold Walker, Carl “General Falls” Bush, Lou Hampton, Chuck “Popcorn” Louden, Perry Jones, Peter Kaplan & Jay Dronge  - Poor David’s Pub – Dallas (Doors at 7p, Screening at 8p, Q&A at 9p, Live performance by the stars of the show 9:30p) Tickets and more info at http://www.jakeglenntribe.com/
Danny Banda – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Holland K Smith – Balcony Club – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Zac Harmon – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
The Superkings – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p-1a)
Michael Lee – Farinas Winery – Grapevine
Dylan Bishop – Main Street Bakery – Grapevine (7p-10p)
Wanda King Band w/Texas Slim – Taverna Rossa – Plano (8:30p-12:30a)
The Rhythmators – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (7:30p-11:30p)
Larry Lampkin – Unity One Summer Music Festival – Ennis (9p)

Sunday, June 14
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Monday, June 15
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)

Tuesday, June 16
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Joey Love - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wine Therapist – Dallas (7p- 9p)
Chris Watson, Justin Ross – Fat Daddy’s – Mansfield (8:30p-12:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)

Wednesday, June 17
Kenny Chavez, Rob Donavan & David Holcombe – Stroker’s Icehouse – Dallas (7p-10:30p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael Lee Jam – Back Porch Grill & Tavern – Grapevine (8p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p)