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Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: A Jambalaya of Gulf Coast Sounds

Posted on · The Houston group Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man combines elements of rockabilly, swamp pop, conjunto and honky-tonk into a unique Gulf Coast sound that utilizes an atypical assortment of instruments. Gaitan plays upright bass and sings. Roberto Rodriguez III is on the accordion. Bart Maloney plays pedal steel guitar. And Rajiv Grover's on drums. […]

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Gentrification and Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Posted on · Back in August of 2013, Houston Matters met with longtime residents of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood to discuss how their community had changed over the years. Among the major topics of discussion was gentrification. The residents noted how development had changed the personality and affordability of their neighborhood. But they didn’t necessarily see gentrification as a […]