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.

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)” 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 More Clay Farmer: “Crippled Picket Fences” Check out more Houston Music.

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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” 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″, 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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Sisters Morales “What I’d Do For You” at KUHT 2-12-03 (Right From the Start)

Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales and Roberta Morales, perform their song “What I’d Do For You” at KUHT on 2-12-03. Originally titled “What I’d Do For You”, it was later rewritten then titled “Right From The Start” and released on the … Continue reading

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Wilfred Chevis and the Texas Zydeco Band “Mona Lisa” at KUHT 7-23-03

Wilfred Chevis and the Texas Zydeco Band performs “Mona Lisa” at KUHT on 7-23-03 More Wilfred Chevis and the Texas Zydeco Band “Zydeco Rock“, “Every Now and Then“, “Mona Lisa”, and “Why You Want To Leave Me” Check out more … Continue reading

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Clay Farmer “Crippled Picket Fences” at KUHT 4-28-04

Clay Farmer performs his original song “Crippled Picket Fences” at KUHT on 4-28-04 Robert DiBlanco bass, Joe Deleon drums, Randy Wall keyboards More Clay Farmer: “Come To Me” Check out more Houston Music.

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Teresa Kolo “What She Needs” at KUHT circa 2001

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

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Erin Wright “Song For Rick and Mio” at KUHT 4-29-04

Erin Fisher Wright performs her jazz composition for two basses “Song For Rick and Mio” 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 … Continue reading

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Phuz “Cold” at KUHT 1-22-03

Phuz performs their original song “Cold” at KUHT on 1-22-03 More Phuz “Ceiling“, “Search“, and “Water” Check out more Houston Music.

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Planet Soul “Baby Can I Change My Mind” at KUHT circa 2001

Planet Soul performs “Baby Can I Change My Mind” at KUHT circa 2001 My step-brother Don Slocomb Jr takes the tenor sax solo. More Planet Soul: “Soul Mine” Check out more Houston Music.

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Cheek “Drop” at KUHT 2001

Cheek performs “Drop” at KUHT circa 2001 . Cheek was the only band I recorded that was censored. I was told as the time that they were too heavy and that our primary audience was little old ladies. And in … Continue reading

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Calvin Owens Title Unknown 1 at KUHT 2000

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

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Denice Franke “South Gulf Lowlands” at KUHT

Denice Franke sings her song “South Gulf Lowlands” at KUHT circa 2000 I met Denice through my experiences with “Anderson Fair Presents” and kept up the association because she bartended at the Cafe Express on West Gray, working with some … Continue reading

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Susan McDonald “Release” at KUHT 4-28-04

Susan McDonald performs her classical guitar composition “Release” at KUHT on 4-28-04 More Susan McDonald ‘Gilgamesh‘, “Flight“, and “Enkidu” Check out more Houston Music.

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