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The Texas Documentary Tour: Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins & Gap-Toothed Women
"...Gap-Toothed Women fit in, I suppose. His portrait of Lightnin' Hopkins is an almost anthropological tribute to an American..."

June 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blank's Slates
"...could only take one" -- The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1969)...."

June 18, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Blues
Texas blues couldn't hide from Sam 'Lightnin'' Hopkins
"...Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Bluesby Alan Govenar Chicago Review..."

June 11, 2010 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Lightnin' Hopkins
Record review
"...Lightnin' Hopkins..."

June 17, 2005 Music Review by Martin de Leon II

Audio Snapshots
America's premiere archival roots label celebrates the big 4-0.
"...Mance Lipscomb to the devil-may-care wildness of his cousin Lightnin' Hopkins; a different blues from Mississippi in the form..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Feature by Mike Quinn

Attica Locke on Solving Crime on Highway 59
Heaven, My Home author talks her East Texas roots and the blues
"...likely that the Commodores would be playing as Lightnin’ Hopkins. You can’t really dance to Lightnin’ Hopkins. But I..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Ain't Messin 'Round
Gary Clark Jr. kisses the sky
"...was inspired by Buddy Guy, who was inspired by Lightnin' Slim – who Clark emulated when blues took over..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

Roots, Reckonings, and Resolutions
Roots
"...the jukebox at the neighborhood saloon: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B. King. Hopkins was a particular favorite, says..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Come Go Home With Me
Houston, where the blues is almost as thick as the humidity
"...observes that "no public space in this city that Lightnin' Hopkins called home even acknowledges the existence, much less..."

May 30, 2003 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Mojo Hand
Ringo Starr's still got the magic touch
"...lot of good music did come out of there. Lightnin' Hopkins came out of Houston, and as an 18/19-year-old,..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Music Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Titles in Toto
"..."Houston Bound," Lightnin' Hopkins..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Music Feature

Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins
Texas' seminal bluesman remains alluringly elusive
"...Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkinsby Timothy J. O'Brien & David Ensminger University of..."

June 21, 2013 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Day Trips
At the Camp Street Cafe & Store, the music gets started in the afternoon on Saturdays and goes until the last guitar slinger is standing
"...district once thrived. Musicians like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lightnin' Hopkins could easily draw a crowd on the street..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Boz Scaggs Doesn't Mean to Be Argumentative
The Texan parses blues, R&B, and rock & roll ahead of two Austin shows
"...one called the Ira Littlefield Blues Club. I saw Lightnin' Hopkins a number of times, just playing in coffeehouses,..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

SXSW Interview: Dion
“I don’t sing white, I don’t sing black, I sing Bronx”
"...AC: You covered landmark Texan Lightnin’ Hopkins on New York is My Home via “Katie Mae.”..."

March 17, 2016 Music Post by Tim Stegall

If I Had My Way
Guitar hero Evan Johns lives!
"...and meet vintage bluesmen Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Roosevelt Sykes. The kid who ran the..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Mother Texas
Welcome to Texas, y'all. Meet Ray Wylie Hubbard, 'The Grifter's Hymnal,' and 'Mother Blues.'
"...It's where Lightnin' Hopkins played,..."

March 16, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Day Trips
Brilliant Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb gets due respect in Navasota
"...brought him fame. A contemporary of his Houston cousin Lightnin' Hopkins, Mance had been supplementing his income by performing..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Buried Alive in the Blues
The night Austin's Godfather of the blues granted Ed Ward a favor he'll never forget
"...Clifford was espousing. Howlin' Wolf was dead, Muddy and Lightnin' Hopkins would die in the next couple of years,..."

May 26, 2006 Music Feature by Ed Ward

Page Two
Steve Earle brings Townes Van Zandt's ghost along on Silver City's magical mystery tour; it hangs around for the Toronto Film Festival
"...Earle performed his song "Brand New Companion," then a Lightnin' Hopkins blues, followed by Van Zandt's "Loretta." In between,..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
The first of Austin's premier photographers shares some music history through his photos.
"...list of music industry legends: Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Fats Domino, the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Gram..."

May 18, 2001 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

All Blues
Q&A with the signature bluesman of the Nineties, R.L. Burnside.
"...RLB: Well, I like John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Fred MacDowell, I like all those guys...."

Dec. 1, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Record Reviews: Texas Platters
"...following the trail of Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Lightnin' Hopkins. It's down that highway Frank Robinson and Guitar..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Music Review

Come and Take It
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' lightning strike sophomore disc, Scandalous, stops in for a G&T at the Mustang Ranch
"...From Home," while "Messin'" strips Lewis down to classic Lightnin' Hopkins vocals, and "You Been Lyin'" invites Dallas legends..."

April 8, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

No Lonesome Tune
Retiring the dean of Texas songwriters? Fat chance.
"...at the feet of folk/blues mavens Mance Lipscomb and Lightnin' Hopkins...."

Sept. 12, 2008 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Blues Before and After
These gents've got the blues
"...Top billing goes to guitarist Milton Hopkins, but it's singer Jewel Brown who deserves the lion's..."

July 6, 2012 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Vinyl Ashes
A gray vinyl 7-inch with your exit songs?
"...one. I'd probably go with "One Kind Favor" by Lightnin' Hopkins and "My Rough and Rowdy Ways" by Doc..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Blues for Life
"...he likes it, heavy on the Southern flavor of Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo, Cookie & the Cupcakes,..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Black Joe Lewis: Close to the Bone
"...as he cites a love for James Brown and Lightnin' Hopkins. Most musicians his age would pepper their influences..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...All of which grace choice material from the great Lightnin' Hopkins (the title track) to Lazy Lester ("If You..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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