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Bridging a generational divide in Houston’s music community

The Houston Music Advisory Board holds a discussion Wednesday night about a “gap” between younger and older artists in town.


The Eldorado Ballroom in 1939. Located at 2310 Elgin Street in the Third Ward, the building has been renovated to its original glory.


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Tonight at Morales Radio Hall, the Houston Music Advisory Board will host a discussion about Houston's music gap.

What gap, you ask? A generational one, according to Jason Woods, aka Flash Gordon Parks, the chair of the Houston Music Advisory Board, and Gracie Chavez, Music and Cultural Tourism Officer with the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, which established the advisory board.

Members of the Houston Music Advisory Board, established by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in 2022, to help design strategy for municipal support of Houston musicians and its music industry.

The board has already held two public discussions about preserving Houston’s music venues (like the Eldorado Ballroom) and recording studios (like SugarHill Studios). Wednesday night’s discussion is about preserving connections between younger and older musicians.

In the audio above, Woods and Chavez discuss the need for mentors and mentees to help one another: Older musicians can help younger ones by sharing experience, and younger musicians can help older ones navigate the digital world.

The panel discussion is Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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