Category Archives: Houston Music

As Audio Specialist at HoustonPBS, it was my honor to broadcast over 140 local Houston bands, mostly doing originals, one per week or so for six 26 episode years. These bands were mixed live to tape. Most of these are first takes, maybe a take two. Maybe four bands got to play more then once. Matt Brawley did the live video direction with the blue brick segments directed by Chris Boyd and the Weeknight Edition segments directed by Mark Kennedy. Ben Cowpersmith and Frank Castro with Chris Boyd designed the lighting. with them and Shannon Harrison, Joe Brueggerman and Fujio Watanabe operating cameras. Additional able performances at camera included Brad Burkons, Steve Pyndus, Kurt Kauder and maybe even the rare guest Ron Kabele. Phillip Williams and Chief Engineer Bill Anderson mixed vision. Gordon Luce ran tape. This was one of our joys. No one was charged. All rights were and are preserved and the bands always got a copy. And yes “the connection” was the name of the show and “the beat” was the name of the segment. This would be mostly selections from the last two years.

Clay Farmer “Me Tonight” at KUHT 4-28-04

Clay Farmer performs his original song “Me Tonight” at KUHT on 4-28-04 Robert DiBlanco bass, Joe Deleon drums, Randy Wall keyboards, and Paul Burnett guitar. More Clay Farmer: “Crippled Picket Fences”, “Texas Radio”, “Me Tonight”, and “Come To Me” Check … Continue reading

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Erin Fischer Wright “I Only Say It Because It’s True” at KUHT 4-29-04

Erin Fisher Wright performs her jazz composition for two basses “I Only Say It Because It’s True” at KUHT 4-29-04. With David Craig acoustic bass and David Parker drums. More Erin Fisher Wright: “Song for Rick and Mio”, “Salynkas Blues”, … Continue reading

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Alash Ensemble, ‘Buura’ at the Artery Houston 2012

Tuvan throat singers Alash perform ‘Buura’ at the Artery 2012. It’s original site demolished, The Artery was one of Houston’s classic Art Houses. Unlike the Orange Show or the Beer Can House, its artist/director, Mark Larsen is still alive. Like … Continue reading

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Cheek “Crooked Mile” at KUHT 2000

Cheek performs their original song “Crooked Mile” at KUHT circa 2000. Cheek is Jay Maulsby vox + guitar, Brett Needham vox + guitar Chris McFarland bass, and Steve Bundrick drums. Brett and Steve’s current projects include The Dead Links More … Continue reading

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Sisters Morales “Adoro” at KUHT 2-12-03

Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales and Roberta Morales, perform their original song “Adoro” at KUHT on 2-12-03 More Sisters Morales: “What I’d Do For You (Right From the Start)”, “El Talisman”, and “Adoro” Check out more Houston Music

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Clay Farmer “Texas Radio” at KUHT 4-28-04

Clay Farmer performs his original song “Texas Radio” at KUHT on 4-28-04. Robert DiBlanco bass, Joe Deleon drums, Randy Wall keyboards, Paul Burnett electric guitar More Clay Farmer: “Crippled Picket Fences”, “Texas Radio”, “Me Tonight”, and “Come To Me” Check … Continue reading

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Teresa Kolo “Book” at KUHT circa 2001

Teresa Kolo performs her original song “Book” at KUHT circa 2001 More Teresa Kolo: “What She Needs”, “Book”, and “Blow Biten Blow” Check out more Houston Music.

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Erin Fisher Wright “Andrea’s Lament” at KUHT 4-29-04

Erin Fisher Wright performs her jazz composition for two basses “Andrea’s Lament” at KUHT 4-29-04. With David Craig acoustic bass and David Parker drums. I probably met Erin and David Parker at their regular gig at the River on Montrose … Continue reading

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Cheek “Sew Shut” at KUHT 2000

Cheek performs their song “Sew Shut” at KUHT circa 2000. Cheek is Jay Maulsby vox + guitar, Brett Needham vox + guitar Chris McFarland bass, and Steve Bundrick drums. Brett and Steve’s current projects include The Dead Links More Cheek: … Continue reading

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Calvin Owens Orchestra Title Unknown 3 at KUHT 2000

Calvin Owens Orchestra Title Unknown 3 at KUHT 2000 More Calvin Owens Orchestra “The House is Burning”, “Ladies Please Touch Me”, “Please Love Me“, “Title Unknown 1″, “Title Unknown 2″, and

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Denice Franke “Milo” at KUHT

Denice Franke sings her song “Milo” at KUHT circa 2000. There are no slates on the “Music Notes” recordings from the “Weekday Edition” show. These segments were taped live in the old building on Cullen with a very weird mixer … Continue reading

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Sisters Morales “El Talisman” at KUHT 2-12-03

Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales and Roberta Morales, perform their song “El Talisman” at KUHT on 2-12-03 More Sisters Morales: “What I’d Do For You (Right From the Start)”, “El Talisman”, and “Adoro” Check out more Houston Music

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Clay Farmer “Come To Me” at KUHT 4-28-04

Clay Farmer performs his original song “Come To Me” at KUHT on 4-28-04. Robert DiBlanco bass, Joe Deleon drums, Randy Wall keyboards, Paul Burnett electric guitar More Clay Farmer: “Crippled Picket Fences”, “Texas Radio”, “Me Tonight”, and “Come To Me” … Continue reading

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Teresa Kolo “Blow Biten Blow” at KUHT circa 2001

Teresa Kolo performs her original song “Blow Biten Blow” at KUHT circa 2001 More Teresa Kolo: “What She Needs”, “Book”, and “Blow Biten Blow” Check out more Houston Music.

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Erin Fisher Wright “Salynkas Blues” at KUHT 4-29-04

Erin Fisher Wright performs her jazz composition for two basses “Salynkas Blues” at KUHT 4-29-04. With David Craig acoustic bass and David Parker drums. I probably met Erin and David Parker at their regular gig at the River on Montrose … Continue reading

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Planet Soul “Soul Mine” at KUHT circa 2001

Planet Soul Performs Average White Band’s “Soul Mine” at KUHT circa 2001 More Planet Soul: “Baby Can I Change My Mind” Check out more Houston Music.

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Cheek “Catawampus (Cattiwampus)” at KUHT 2000

Cheek performs their song “Catawampus (Cattiwampus)” at the old KUHT studios circa 2000 Catawampus (Cattiwampus) was a common usage for Jay Maulsby’s grandfather, the legendary Houston western artist Mark Storm. Cheek was the only band I recorded that was censored … Continue reading

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Calvin Owens Title Unknown 2 at KUHT 2000

Calvin Owens Title Unknown 2 at KUHT 2000 More Calvin Owens Orchestra “The House is Burning”, “Ladies Please Touch Me”, “Please Love Me“, “Title Unknown 1″, “Title Unknown 3″, and

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Denice Franke “Indifference” at KUHT

Denice Franke sings her song “Indifference” at KUHT circa 2000. There are no slates on the “Music Notes” recordings from the “Weekday Edition” show. These segments were taped live in the old building on Cullen with a very weird mixer … Continue reading

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Moodafaruka “Hispanola Moss” at KUHT 3-27-03

Moodafaruka performs their original composition “Hispanola Moss” at KUHT on 3-27-03 Rom Ryan guitar, Mary Ann Willis violin, Terrence Karn percussion. More Moodafaruka “Only By Faith” Check out more Houston Music

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