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.

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.