Gary Primich

Texas Platters

Phases & Stages

Gary Primich

Dog House Music (TMG) It ain't easy being a blues musician, but whoever said the blues were easy? Gary Primich may have been born in Chicago, but that town doesn't issue blues diplomas simply based on birth. No, Austin's Primich has earned his credentials with a series of dynamic recordings that feature not just his lauded harp-playing, but his well-honed vocals as well. Dog House Music is his latest album, 10 songs to really sink your teeth into. Cooked up by a carefully assembled group of Texas blues chefs (Nick Connolly, Mark Kazanoff, Gene Taylor, John Mills, and Frosty), this platter is a smorgasbord of smoky jump blues ("Mr. Lucky"), sweet swamp pop ("That's What Love Was Made For"), delicious Delta blues ("Elizabeth Lee"), tender shuffles ("I Can't Stand You When You're Drinking"), and even some cocktail blues ("Texas Love Kit"). Chris Masterson and Jon Moeller share guitar duties, ably supported by bassist Randy Glines and Jim Starboard on drums, but the show belongs to Primich. He melds the best of Chicago and Texas harp styles, and his songwriting is top-notch -- a testament to every influence from the Delta outward. In Primich's world, being a "blow hard" is a very good thing.


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey
Conspirators (Record Review)

Reid Jowers, Sept. 27, 2019

Texas Platters
The Texas Horns
Get Here Quick (Record Review)

Jay Trachtenberg, Sept. 20, 2019

More by Margaret Moser
Did I Know Bruce Springsteen Was Going to Play 2012?
Did I Know Bruce Springsteen Was Going to Play 2012?

March 3, 2017

Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler
Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler
A look back at illustrated album covers old and new

July 29, 2016

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle