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The Peterson Brothers, Prodigies of Texas Blues, Perform in Studio

Posted on · Brothers Glenn Peterson (age 19) and Alex Peterson (age 17) grew up in Bastrop, Texas, where at a very young age they were introduced to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, The Brothers Johnson and B.B. King. Since becoming musical prodigies in Texas blues, soul and funk, the brothers have racked up several Austin Music Awards, been mentored by Bootsy […]

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Houston’s Often Forgotten Contributions to the Music World

Posted on · When you think of influential cities for jazz, country or blues, you might think about New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis or Chicago. But what about Houston? A conference this weekend (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016) called The History of Houston’s Musical Soul at the MATCH aims to educate the public on – and celebrate – the […]

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Archive Hosts Relics of Houston Blues

Posted on · The University of Houston has become the keeper of Houston’s blues history. The UH Digital Library recently published an online collection of publicity photos and books that detail recording sessions from Houston’s old Duke and Peacock Record Labels. The blues history of Houston touches on the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Bobby […]