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.

Thursday, December 24, 2009



The 11th Annual KNON Blues Festival
Saturday January 30th and Sunday January 31rst at Poor Davids Pub in Dallas.
Saturday January 30th

11:30 pm The Lucky and Tamara Peterson Blues Revue featuring Gregg A Smith and Andrea Dawson

10:15 pm Mike Morgan and the Crawl

9:00 pm The Paul Byrd Band with Blue Lisa

7:45 pm The Hash Brown Band

6:30 pm JJ and the Detonators

5:30 pm Big Charles Young

4:45 pm The Wrecking Crew


Sunday January 31rst

9:00 pm Denny Freeman

7:45 pm Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

6:30 pm Pat Boyack

5:15 pm Holland K Smith

4:15 pm The Tu-Tones

3:00 pm Rob Donavan



Bills Records 1317 South Lamar in Dallas next door to Poor Davids Pub 214) 421-1500

Forever Young 2935 South Hwy 360 in Grand Prairie (972) 352-6299

Tickets good for one day only. For admission to both Saturday and Sunday you will need to buy two tickets and use one per day.

So...what are you waiting for? Buy your 2 tickets today. Look at the line-up - it's incredible! Do you really want to miss any of this? I think not!!

Be listening to Blue Lisa's Big Texas Blues and all the other blues shows for details of on air interviews coming up in the month of January with artists performing at the 11th Annual KNON Blues Fest!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Take a much needed break from your last minute holiday preparations and join the Dallas Blues Diva Revue with Blue Lisa, Andrea Dawson and Miss Marcy for some great food and hot blues to warm up your cold Texas night at Zander's House in Plano.

Fun Begins at 6 p.m. December 23rd. Enjoy our Special 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner with Complementary Champagne or any of our other Great Menu Items - and the great sound of Andrea Dawson, Blue Lisa and Miss Marcy, backed this special evening by the Texas Sugar Daddy's band.

One lucky person will win a Fender Affinity Series Strat and Fender Frontman 15G Amplifier. Know someone dreaming of becoming the next Blues guitar sensation? Win this Strat pack and give the gift of music. Everything needed to get started is in this kit! The Divas will draw the winning name at 8p. You must be present to win.

So come join us on Wednesday, December 23. Unlike Santa Claus, the Diva's won't hold it against you if you've been naughty!
Zander's House
2300 N. Central Exprwy.
Plano, TX 75074

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Good Lord, will she EVER shut up and feed us? Starsky & Hutch hanging out in Catopia.

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 is National Cat Day. My own kitties, Starsky & Hutch (named after the original TV show, not that ridiculous movie) wouldn't ever let me forget it if I didn't mention it. They are a constant source of love and amusement for me. They have been brought up on the blues, and bless their purring little hearts, have become somewhat of blues purists. Case in point - on Wednesday nights, they will sleep peacefully through Scott's Texas Blues Radio program, but the moment it's over and Dave Chao's "Twisted Kicks" comes on, they raise thier heads, glare at the radio, and leave the room!

So in honor of Starsky & Hutch and cool kitties everywhere, I'll be talking about National Cat Day on my show Thursday, as well as playing a special kitty blues - Hudson & the HooDoo Cats "I Like Kitties". If you love cats, you don't want to miss it.

You can find out more about National Cat day at

Here's some info from that web site:

National Cat Day was founded by Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.Estimates reveal that there are approximately 4 million cats entering shelters every year with 1-2 million being euthanized. Often cats are overlooked and under-appreciated because they don't usually have jobs like dogs. But cats still lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship and alert their owner of danger.Cats have so many puuuurrrrsonalities and there is so much to love about them! Even if you can't adopt a cat, offer to volunteer to clean a cage or sit and play with a cat for a while. Who knows? You may just fall in love!Please visit your local shelter on October 29th, offering love and life by adopting a homeless cat. The goal of National Cat Day is to facilitate the adoption of 10,000 shelter cats nationwide on October 29th.

Of course, if you are as lucky as me, and are already owned by some wonderful cat(s), it's a great day to let the love and catnip flow.

The Egyptians worshiped cats as Gods. Cats have never forgotton this.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I've had contact today with several concerned listeners who missed it when I made the announcement right before the Live Music Calendar on air last week, but due to other commitments, I will not be at KNON on 9/24 or 10/1. As we do not have a morning show sub, I do not know who will be filling in for me.

October is our anniversary month, you and I, loyal listener - we're celebrating 10 years of Big Texas Blues on KNON! So listen for special, cool stuff all month, starting with the 10/8 show when I'll be back on air and my special guest in the studio will be the charismatic Zac Harmon talking about the KNON benefit on 10/10 with Zac, Kirkland James and the fabulous Paul Byrd! See the poster aboove and find out more info at

Thanks to all of you loyal Big Texas Blues listeners for making the last 10 years so fun for me! Let's do it another 10!
And don't forget to read my earlier post about how you can get into the great State Fair of Texas for FREE on Friday, October 16 by wearing your KNON workshirt!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Howdy folks! Can you smell it? It's the unmistakable scent of The State Fair of Texas - corny dogs, barnyard animals and fried butter. Yes, I'm not making that last one up up - Fried Butter was the winner of this years Most Creative New Food. (For a list and description of all of the new foods at the Fair this year, go here: ) Even David Letterman took notice of the Fried Butter - you can watch what he had to say about it here:

Anyway, here's a deal that benefits all you loyal supporters of KNON that have made pledges in support of our programming over the years and received a KNON workshirt as your thank you gift. Those KNON workshirts, whether Blues, Renegade Radio, Latin Energy, the generic KNON workshirt or any other genre are DICKIES workshirts. (Pull yours out and look at it - it's got a Dickies tag - ALL our workshirts are from Dickies.) Every true Texan wears Dickies - even the 52 ft tall Big Tex sports Dickies clothing - made right here in the fine North Texas city of Fort Worth!

On Friday, October 16 if you wear and show any Dickies logo clothing item at the staffed tent outside the State Fair gate, you will receive a voucher. This voucher is for FREE admission on Friday, October 16th ONLY!

So, to recap:

WEAR your KNON Dickies Workshirt (You have to be wearing it and it has to be an article of clothing made by Dickies, so only the workshirt qualifies - NOT KNON t-shirts, hats or aprons) to the State Fair of Texas on Friday, October 16, 2009. THIS OFFER IS ONLY GOOD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009 - NO OTHER DAY!!

Go to the Dickies staffed tent outside the State Fair admission gate and SHOW THEM you are wearing a Dickies logo clothing item - your KNON workshirt!

Receive a voucher for FREE admission on Friday, October 16, 2009.

It's that easy folks - wear your KNON workshirt, get into the State Fair of Texas on Friday, October 16th for FREE!!! While your walking around the 277 acres of the Fairgrounds (NOTE: wear REALLY comfortable shoes), make a game of looking for all the other KNON supporters proudly wearing their KNON workshirts!

Enjoy your day at the great State Fair of Texas. Check out this all this years planned activities, get maps and directions and read about all the new foods at Or call the State Fair Information Line at 214-565-9931 and speak to a real, live, friendly Texan who can answer any question you have about the Fair.

Oh, and stop by to say "Howdy" to Big Tex. Make sure you tell him Blue Lisa sent you - he's a close, personal friend of mine! (This is not a joke - I have his personal cell phone number in my cell phone. Yes, Big Tex has a cell phone.)

Certainly you're not surprised that the host of "Big Texas Blues" is friends with the biggest Texan in the world, now are you?

PS - BREAKING NEWS from Fair Park: Oprah Winfrey will be coming to the State Fair of Texas on Monday, October 12th and hosting a episode of her Oprah show right on the fairgrounds!! Keep checking for all the up to date info about how you can see Oprah live right here in Dallas!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bob Dylan Makes A Switch - Freeman Out, Sexton Back In

Just read this note on the Continental Club's "Continental Confidential" weekly newsletter:

Austin guitarist Charlie Sexton was offered his old job back in Bob Dylan's band, replacing another Texas guitar great, Denny Freeman. Freeman may not have seen the last of Dylan, since Dylan himself said that he may be calling him back. I'm sure Charlie is pleased to be back with Dylan, and Denny says "Well at least it's Charlie."

Well, it's like I always say, no band lasts forever.


What does this mean for the newly reformed ARC Angels? Will we EVER get that new CD now?

Will Denny Freeman head back to Dallas? Will we get to see him start playing more gigs in the DFW area?

Stay tuned folks.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Just to let you know I'll be hosting KNON's Blues Chili Boogie Party coming up on Sunday, August 30th from 5 pm until 9 pm at Pearl in downtown Dallas, starring Texas Slim, JJ & The Detonators and Jackie Don Loe!

Texas Slim has a brand new CD out this month on the Topcat label. Jackie Don Loe also releases a CD this month, his first, titled "Tracks". And JJ & the Detonators are a new band consisting of some veteran Fort Worth Bluesmen - Jumpin' Jerry Clark on guitar, Even Steven Springer on drums and Cadillac Johnson on bass. Handling the vocal and harmonica duties is George Brock Jr, son of St. Louis blues legend Big George Brock.

The Chapman Chile Kitchen will be supplying the food - Chili (both spicy and mild), Frito Pie, Hot Wings, Legendary Stuffed Jalapenos and Wackman Cookies.

Advance tickets are only $6, and includes the live blues as well as the food. Tickets at the door will be $10, so get your tickets now, in advance, by going to the KNON web site at

For more information on the incredible blues musicians you'll be hearing/seeing: (make sure and check out their "About Us" link)

Directions and information about Pearl:

Fabulous blues and delicious food at an unbelievable price!! Mark your calendar and get your tickets now!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Politics are important. Many, many brave men and women have given thier lives so that you and I can exercise our freedom of choice daily in the USA.

So, please, before you utter one word about the Healthcare Reform bill, for the love of God, read it first.
This has been a public service message from Blue Lisa because she thinks you should develop your own opinion based on fact instead of some crap you see or hear in the media.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sometimes You Just Need A Laugh

Amanda, the World Traveler, Part 3

Amanda comes home Thursday. But of course my little hard rocker couldn't leave London without visiting the original Hard Rock Cafe - in her KNON t-shirt, of course!

Have to admit, we're both hugely into punk!

That's a guitar from the Red Hot Chili Peppers she's holding. Don't EVEN want to know how she got her hands on it!

Her idol, Billy Idol!

Amanda with a guitar from Bob Dylan.

I took her to her first Hard Rock when she was not quite a month old, so the Hard Rock feels like home! First stop when she come home - the new Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Arc Angels @ the House of Blues Dallas 7-9-09

Here's some pictures from the Arc Angels show at the HOB last Thursday, 7-9-09. They aren't real clear (I took them with my camera phone) but there are cool light effects on some of them.

New Arc Angels CD/DVD coming in August 2009 - part live footage shot in 2005, part documentary about the history of the band up to the present + 3 new songs! You can order your advance copy and find out more at
Charlie Sexton told me himself in April that the CD/DVD would come out first, and would be followed by a brand new CD with all new songs. Can't wait for that!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Amanda, the World Traveler

Many of you who attend KNON events or listen to my radio show are familiar with my niece and sometimes co-host, Miss Amanda. Well, currently the UT Arlington Junior (who has a 4.0 average - yes, I'm bragging, but that girl is kicking butt!) is in London, England for 6 weeks, where she was accepted into a study program at the University of Middlesex. What do you wear when you're shopping at Harrod's in London on a Thursday afternoon while back in the States your aunt hosts Big Texas Blues? Well, your KNON t-shirt of course - the same one you wore on the plane so it would be what you were wearing when you arrived at Heathrow Airport! Go Amanda, GO!!!

This weekend, the KNON t-shirt goes to Paris, France, and before she comes home in August, it's going to Stonehenge! I only wish MY KNON t-shirts were so well traveled...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

2009 Bowl Full Of Blues Promo - A Little Sugar in The Bowl

On Saturday, April 4th, the City of Plano hosts the 2nd Annual Bowl Full Of Blues, starring the fabulous Janiva Magness. Opening the show will be the Dallas Blues Diva's Revue with Andrea Dawson, Miss Marcy, Jessica Munn, Jackie Don Loe, Gentleman John Street, Darren Denny, Mike Stockton and Bob Fisk.

The City of Plano is running a spot on their City cable station. It shows some footage of me at last years Bowl. You can see it at:

Thanks to Sweet Melinda for forwarding it to me!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I'm thrilled to be hosting the BLUES, BBQ & BUDDY KNON Benefit - Sunday March 29 at Pearl starring the fabulous Texas Bluesman, BUDDY WHITTINGTON!

Opening the show will be The Colton O'Neill Band

Free BBQ Plates with Brisket and two sides from East Dallas's famous BBQ joint Naro's BBQ

Doors open at 5 pm
5:30 pm The Colton O'Neill Band
7:00 pm Buddy Whittington

Pearl is located at 2038 Commerce at Pearl in Downtown Dallas. Their number is 214-655-8824 web site is

Cover is only a 10 dollar donation at the door or only 6 dollars when you click the Paypal link AT . $6 in advance!!!!!!!!!!! That's less then the plate of BBQ would cost you anywhere else plus you get some mighty fine music! No better way to spend a Sunday.

And to get you ready for the show, Buddy Whittington will be coming to the KNON studios Thursday, March 26, for an interview with me on BIG TEXAS BLUES. We'll be talking about the KNON benefit, about Buddy's solo CD, and about his busy upcoming solo tour schedule including dates in England, Scotland, Wales, Holland & Belgium. So tune your radios to 89.3 FM Thursday morning from 9 am until Noon! (You can listen to the show real time, world wide on the web from the link at

YOU are the community in community radio. Thank you for your support of KNON.

Monday, February 23, 2009


20th Annual "Fat Tuesday" Party


Allen Location Fat Tuesday Feb 24th
Start music at 11am -

11:00 - 12:20 - Aaron Burton

12:30 to 3:00pm - Blue Lisa Blues Band featuring Paul Byrd & Guthrie Kennard,D.B. Denney and very Special Guests Buddy Whittington (1:00pm to 1:30pm only!) and Andre' Avelar! (Andre' was my drummer back in the 80's when I was on the road with my rock band, Twice Shy. It's our first on stage reunion in over 20 years - I'm so excited!!)

3:15 to 5:45pm - The Silvertones featuring Randy Ball, Leo De La Vega, Kenny Chavez, T Wayne and special guest Dave Taylor

6:00 to 8:00pm - Blue Lisa Band plus special guests Andrea Dawson & Jessica Munn

8:15 to 10:15pm -The Silvertones plus special guests Joe Jonas & Skeeter Harrison

10:30 to 12:00am - All Star Jam hosted by Kenny Chavez
Addison Location Fat Tuesday Feb 24th
Start Music at 11am-

11:00 - 12:20 - Cheryl Arena & Sonny Collie

12:30 to 3:00pm - "The Sunday Blues Happening Band" featuring
Harold Walker, Perry Jones, Tony DeCicco, Jackie Don Loewith Special Guests James Hinkle, Johnny Mac and Rob Donavan

3:15 to 5:45pm - Texas Slim and Love Machinewith Special Guest Joe Jonas and Pete Barbeck

6:00 to 8:00pm - "The Sunday Blues Happening Band" continues with Special Guests Bobby Patterson , Lou HamptonCedric Goodman, Chuck "Popcorn" Louden, & Carl Bush

8:15 to 10:15pm Texas Slim and Love Machine featuringBill Cornish, Jimmy Morgan, & Joey Lovecontinues with Special Guests

10:30 to 12:00am - All Star Jam hosted by Jackie Don Loe

There will be a BOOGIE BUS going from location to location All Day Long !

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


KNON's 10th Annual Blues Festival
Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25
at Poor Davids Pub 1313 South Lamar in Dallas

Saturday January 24
11:00 pm to 12:30 am Dallas Blues Diva's Revue with Blue Lisa, Andrea Dawson, Miss Marcy, Jessica Munn and Jackie Don Loe
10:45 pm to 11:00 pm Raffle of super cool Blues Goodies
10:00 pm to 10:45 pm Zac Harmon
9:00 pm to 9:45 pm The Soul Revue with Lou Hampton and Bobby Patterson
7:45 pm to 8:45 pm Jim Suhler and Jason Elmore
7:30 pm to 7:40 pm Raffle of super cool Blues Goodies
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Bob Kirkpatrick
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Joel Foy
4:45 pm to 5:15 pm 3 Time Fool
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Byron Hudson

Sunday January 25
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm Denny Freeman
8:45 pm Super Cool Raffle
7:45 pm to 8:45 pm Anson Funderburgh and Friends
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Paul Byrd
5:15 pm to 6:15 pm Rhythm Addicts
4:15 to 5:00 pm Aaron Burton
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Colton O'Neil Band

BBQ sold on site. BBQ by the fantastic HILL COUNTRY BBQ.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT OR BY CALLING 214-237-3003. Tickets also at Poor Davids Pub, Bills Records, KNON Studios, and Forever Young Records in Grand Prairie.