Blues in Houston and Beyond – A Zoom Dialogue

Blues in Houston and Beyond – A Zoom Dialogue


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Blues music has a long and storied history in Houston. Some of the genre’s most famous musicians, including Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Calvin Owens, Trudy Lynn and saxophone legend Grady Gaines, have called the Bayou City home. While many people associate blues with the Mississippi Delta, Chicago and Memphis, Houston played a significant role in the development of blues and R&B. Please join us for a presentation followed by an interactive dialogue on Blues in Houston and Beyond.

Our presenter: Rod Evans serves as editor for the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Houston Methodist Hospital and is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor with more than three decades of experience in print, broadcast and online media. Rod has worked as a freelance journalist for over 25 years, and is a frequent contributor to Living Blues magazine, the nation’s preeminent publication focusing on blues, R&B and soul music. In 2015, he collaborated with legendary Houston blues musician Grady Gaines on the book, “I’ve Been Out There: On the Road With Legends of Rock ‘n Roll,” (Texas A&M University Press), which detailed Gaines’ seven-decade career backing stars such as Little Richard, James Brown, Sam Cooke and The Supremes.

Please plan to join this interactive dialogue in audio and video. It will not be recorded.

The dialogue is free and open to the public with donations encouraged. To donate click here

Online registration is closed. To receive a Zoom link, please email at least two hours before the event.

Event Type: Virtual
Date: February 28, 2022
Time : 6:00 PM Central Time to 8:00 PM Central Time
Duration: 1 Day
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