Live Music: Trudy Lynn – Discovery Green, Houston, TX

On my way to another concert, I happened to stumbled across a blues concert as walked through Discovery Green Park in Houston, TX. The Houston Blues Society was sponsoring the show. The society holds periodic jam sessions and concerts around town to preserve the legacy of blues music. Singer Trudy Lynn is a legend in…

Sunday Grooves – 06/05/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1.”Disco Nights” by GQ 2. “Dirty Diana” by Michael Jackson 3. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne 4. “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King 5. “Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker 6.…

Joni Mitchell on Songwriting

I [write] by twiddling the strings into a different tuning – I throw it open to the cosmos. Then when you discover something that has an element of divine intervention, it’s like a blessing. – Joni Mitchell Peace & Blessings

Desert Island List: Mónica Albán, Singer

Music really moves me. It gives emotion to my life. I create it, perform it, teach it, and dance to it. Music is my life and the following albums have played a big part of my development as a musician and as a person. 1. Greatest Hits, Queen – Queen is my favorite band of all…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Mónica Albán

Mónica Albán could easily coast on her good looks. However, this Columbian beauty prefers to acquire music industry success the old-fashioned way – by working hard. “I don’t have a problem with using sexuality,” Albán said. “But I do believe it must be a secondary aspect of an artist. It should never be more important…