PAST RECOMMENDED SHOWS:
03/10/13 @ Continental ClubThe Wagoneers
Took a mighty tough pair of cowboy boots to step into that Sunday Continental slot held by Junior Brown for decades. Four pair, in fact, belonging to Monte Warden, Tom Lewis, Brent Wilson, and Craig Pettigrew. When the reunited quartet two-stepped onstage, they swung their sweeping country just like the old days – pure, classic, Texan. Packed dance floors aren’t all they’re up to: The band’s upcoming album will send the Wagoneers to festivals, fairs, and other whistle-stops near and far.
12/27/10 @ Antone'sWomen's Show
The weather’s been too mercurial to write about cozy nights lazing before the fireplace, but this bill, featuring some of Clifford Antone’s favorite women, will warm hearts with hometown Hill Country singer-songwriter Shelley King, ever-wonderful pianist Marcia Ball, and Kathy Valentine’s kickass BlueBonnets. In addition to the headliners, Patricia Vonne, Sarah Brown, Cindy Cashdollar, and more keep rocking around that Christmas tree, even after the presents have been plugged in and/or downloaded.
07/29/10 @ Antone'sFor Clifford
Antone’s has reached out to the women of blues since it opened its doors in 1975, cultivating its own list of names over the years, so this night of femmesational talent is star-studded indeed. Antone’s queens Marcia Ball and Angela Strehli headline a royal roster that includes Carolyn Wonderland, Patricia Vonne, Toni Price, Teal Collins, Shelley King, Cindy Cashdollar, Sarah Brown, Livvy Bennett, and Kathy Valentine’s BlueBonnets. Need we say Clifford is beaming?
03/22/08 @ Antone'sThe Guitar Women Show
Ready for some girl-on-girl action? Only Antone’s could put together a ladies’ night this good, as still-missed former local Sue Foley imports her Fender and Dobro and steel-guitar wonder Cindy Cashdollar, genre-bending drummer Lisa Pankratz, and bassist Sarah Brown gather for a night of blues-rock revelry. Later in the evening, Lou Ann Barton, Carolyn Wonderland, Eve Monsees, and Erin Jaimes join in for good measure.
07/08/05 @ Antone'sAntone's 30th Anniversary
When Antone’s celebrates its 30th year, the ghosts of 10,000 blues shows raise their voices. Howlin’ Wolfman/guitarist Hubert Sumlin
kicks off the Friday show, followed by the anticipated Soulhat
reunion. There’s more rock & roll Saturday with Vallejo
, and Truth for Leo
, while the blues return to form Sunday with Guy Forsyth
and the Greyhounds
. Derek O’Brien
heads up Big Blue Monday with Sumlin, Paul Ray
, Toni Price
, Stephen Bruton
, and guests. A freshly minted 92-year-old Pinetop Perkins
kicks off Tuesday’s smokin’ Chicago blues show with Sumlin, Calvin Jones
, and Willie Smith
, plus Angela Strehli
, Marcia Ball
, Sue Foley
, O’Brien, and the Eric Tessmer Band
. Wednesday’s girls’ night out, bringing Marcia Ball and Strehli together with the divine Lou Ann Barton
, Foley, Carolyn Wonderland
, Cindy Cashdollar
, Sarah Brown
, Candye Kane
, Eve Monsees
, and Jane Bond
, plus Cory Keller
, Jay Moeller
, Tommy Shannon
, and O’Brien. Breedlove
closes the Thursday show with Perkins, Smith, Jones, Strehli, and Foley opening. Hear the blues choral?