Posted on · The lead vocalist for Better Than Ezra balances performing his own music with writing Top 40 hits for other artists.
Posted on · The Texas native talks about how performing on the streets of New Orleans helped his music evolve, and he performs two songs.
Posted on · While on tour in January 2016, Mike Doughty, with cellist Scrap Livingston, visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio to perform for an upcoming edition of Skyline Sessions.
Posted on · Islands visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio to record for the TV 8 series "Skyline Sessions."
Posted on · Following fatal police shootings of black men captured on video in Louisiana and Minnesota, Robert Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative and student minister, suggested a number of ways to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, including more face-to-face contact, more community involvement and more de-escalation and tension-reduction training for officers. […]
Posted on · Almost like a drumbeat, Houstonians know – and love to repeat – the notion that we are the "most diverse city in America." And Dr. Stephen Klineberg, co-founder of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, says that's correct. And that might be enough to give Houstonians with civic pride a case of […]
Posted on · Musician Britta Phillips has had a varied career. In the 80s, she recorded a voice for the cartoon Jem and the Holograms and then acted acting alongside Justine Bateman, Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson in the 1988 movie Satisfaction. Now she's focused on music, both as a singer/songwriter in the Indie scene and composing scores […]
Posted on · What are the most probable technological changes that'll happen over the next decade? Rice University is hosting a symposium today (Oct. 12, 2016) addressing that question. The event is framed by a study that looks at how technology will impact the future of multiple industries, including shipping and energy. Technology Outlook 2025 is a report […]
Posted on · On her 2016 album Words Don't Bleed, Houston-based singer-songwriter Cameron Dezen Hammon chose to record cover versions of songs by male artists and inhabit them from a female perspective. With the exception of one song, every other track on the album was originally released in the '80s. She tackles Top 40 fare by Don Henley, […]
Posted on · Musician John Paul White is the singer-songwriter behind the duo The Civil Wars. Now, three years after that group broke up, White has released his first solo album since 2009, called Beulah, after the realm of poetic inspiration in the mythology of poet and philosopher William Blake. John Paul White recently visited Houston Public Media's […]
Posted on · Houston-based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis recently stopped by Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio to perform a few songs from his new self-titled album. The session was filmed for an edition of Skyline Sessions on TV 8. Here, Ellis tells us about the songs he performed — California and – How I Love You, and he […]
Posted on · Musician Patrice Pike first gained acclaim when she was just a teenager, fronting the Austin-based jam band Sister Seven. The singer/songwriter is a solo act these days. She discusses her musical journey with Edel Howlin, plays a little music and talks about why Houston has become a sort of second home to her recently.
Posted on · Houston's House of Blues tonight (May 15, 2015) presents Kevin Griffin. Whether you're aware of it or not, you've probably heard some of his songs. Maybe it's from the hits he's had as front man for the Louisiana rock group Better Than Ezra, songs like Good or Desperately Wanting. But if those don't ring a […]
Posted on · Houston native Kat Edmonson credits her mother for introducing her to the Great American Songbook. Her early exposure to the music fueled her desire to make a career as a singer and songwriter. Edmonson gained notoriety in Austin for her performances at the Elephant Room. She's performed with fellow Texans Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett, […]
Posted on · Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve TyrellÂ has spent over four decades in the music business, achieving success as a performer, producer, songwriter and music supervisor. Tyrell has produced hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross. Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained […]