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.

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, and Paul Burnett guitar. More Clay Farmer: “Crippled Picket Fences”, “Texas Radio”, “Me Tonight”, and “Come To Me” … Continue reading

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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: “What She Needs”, “Book”, and “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, double 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 “True Blue (Calvin’s Theme)” at KUHT 2000

Calvin Owens performs his original composition “True Blue (Calvin’s Theme)” at KUHT circa 2000 More Calvin Owens Orchestra “The House is Burning”, “Ladies Please Touch Me”, “Please Love Me“, “Title Unknown 2”, “Title Unknown 3”, 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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Jack Saunders “Red Dirt and Rusted Steel” at KUHT 8-20-03

Jack Saunders performs his song “Red Dirt and Rusted Steel” at KUHT on 8-20-03 More Jack Saunders “This Highway“,’Highway 71‘, and “Texas In My Blood” Check out more Houston Music.

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Sherman Robertson “Am I Losing You?” at KUHT 2-11-03

Sherman Robertson performs “Am I Losing You?” at KUHT on 2-11-03 More Sherman Robertson “Linda Loo“, “Me and My Guitar” and “Out Of Sight Out Of Mind” Check out more Houston Music.

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The Handsomes “Souls Pretending” at KUHT 7-1-04

The Handsomes perform “Souls Pretending” at KUHT on 7-1-04 More The Handsomes ‘Over and Over’,“Wake Up” and “Knock Knock” You can see more of Pat the drummer with Sound Patrol: “Walls Crumble“, “Smile”, “What She Wants” and “Pull Me Over” … Continue reading

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Horseshoe at The Scott Daniels Musical Memorial 8-11-13 at the Last Concert Cafe a Gigapan by Douglas Robertson

Horseshoe at The Scott Daniels Musical Memorial 8-11-13 at the Last Concert Cafe a Gigapan by Douglas Robertson Click on the full screen button in the gigapan for the total experience Copyright 2013 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions See … Continue reading

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Grady Gaines “KP” at KUHT 12-10-02

Grady Gaines performs “KP” at KUHT on 12-10-02 More Grady Gains “Hey Hey Hey Hey“, “Jumpstart My Heart“, and “Flip Flop” Check out more Houston Music.

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Zwee “Edge of the World” at KUHT 12-10-02

Zwee performs their song “Edge of the World” at KUHT on 12-10-02 Say what you want about jam bands, I like the way they pay attention to each other. Zwee is fun to watch them watch themselves. More Zwee “Weight … Continue reading

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I J Gosey “Unknown III” at KUHT 10-01-02

Houston Jazz and blues guitarist performs an title unkown tune at KUHT on 10-01-02 More I J Gosey “Soul Serenade“, “Jimmy Reed Medley”, and “Doin Alright Again” Check out more Houston Music.

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