Blues Musicians - Want Your Gigs Listed On This Calendar?

Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas Blues Musicians - Want to see your weekly gigs listed on this calendar and have them read live on the air on KNON's BIG TEXAS BLUES program?

Email (no texts, messages to this blog or Facebook posts accepted) your gigs for the upcoming week NO LATER THAN Tuesday Evening to:

Please include the following:
Your name * Band Name (if Applicable) * If it is full band gig, solo or duo * Name of Venue * City Venue is located in * Time your show starts and ends

Remember - this is a BLUES calendar posted on a BLUES blog and read on a BLUES radio show, so please only include BLUES gigs. Also, only include shows within the Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas area.

Monday, August 07, 2006


Today is the birthday of one of my all time favorite guitarist, Mr. Denny Freeman.

To call him a blues guitarist would only be lightly scratching the surface. He is an EXCELLENT blues guitarist: tasteful yet powerful. But Denny can play just about any style and make it work - blues, rock, jazz. Right now, he's on tour as guitarist for Bob Dylan. (Nice work if you can get it!) On top of that, he's also an accomplished pianist.

Some of my favorite stuff Denny's done include his solo CD's (my favorite - A TONE FOR MY SINS on Dallas Blues Society Records), his work on Angela Strehli's SOUL SHAKE (there just doesn't exist a more Texas guitar tone than this - and his playing on "Stranger Blues" is awesome), his work on Lou Ann Barton's READ MY LIPS (My all time favorite blues CD by anyone, anywhere), and his work on the Jimmie Vaughan solo CD's.

Go look at his website at Everybody has pictures on their website, but Denny's are a history of the Austin, Texas blues scene. Look carefully, you'll see some very young versions of quite familiar faces! And don't miss the last page of the photos - his collection of business cards. True blues treasure!

In Texas, we breed some of the finest guitarist in the world. Denny Freeman is right at the top among the the best the state has ever produced. Visit his website and find out why!

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