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?

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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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


 The Necro Tonz are one of my all time favorite bands from anywhere of any genre, so you can imagine how distressed I was when they broke up, right around the time of my divorce. The divorce = good thing, but the demise of The Necro Tonz? = Very,Very bad!! Guess which one I cried the most over? I mean come on, marriages come and go, but bands this stunning are a once in a lifetime cosmic happening!

So I was thrilled beyond belief when they agreed to reunite to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of my KNON 89.3 FM Radio Show BIG TEXAS BLUES on the most fitting of nights, All Hallows Eve!!! If you have been a listener to BTB for any number of years, you know I ALWAYS play some NECRO TONZ on the show closest to Halloween, and now is YOUR chance to see them, well, for the lack of a better phrase, live! Don't know if they'll ever allow themselves to be dug up again and thrust into the spotlight, so trust me. Absolutely impossible to describe in mere words, THE NECRO TONZ are a band you have to see for yourself. If you're thinking from the pictures they are all shtick, you are so WRONG! As well as being unbelievably entertaining, they are top-notch world-class musicians and Necrophillia, The Diva of the Dead is the coolest chicka you'll ever meet with an rightgeous set of pipes! 

And to add to the incredibleness of the evening, the talented, versatile and absolutely undeniably awesome Holland K Smith will be making a one time appearance as Howlin' K Smith & the Royal Zombies performing a tribute to Screamin' Jay Hawkins!!!!

Trust me, my Cheeky Little Monkeys YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!!!! So suit up in your best costume (or come as you are - that may be costume enough, and plenty scary to boot) on Wednesday, October 31st at La Grange in Deep Ellum and celebrate the Lucky 13th Anniversary of Big Texas Blues with me BLUE LISA, HOWLIN' K SMITH & THE ROYAL ZOMBIES and THE NECRO TONZ! More info and tickets at

And if you'd like an advance glimpse of The Necro Tonz, go to and search "Necro Tonz" (Thanks Smilin' Jack the Ripper for that tip.)

It's spooky fun for grown ups. What else are you going to do on Halloween? If you go out trick or treating with the kiddies, you're liable to get arrested on suspicion of being some kind of pervert. (Which you may indeed be, but let's not go into psychoanalysis now, I haven't the time.)

And oh, how very, very sad you will be if you miss it! SO DON'T!

LIVE BLUES 10/25/12 THRU 10/31/12

Thursday, October 25

Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas
Hash Brown – Alligator Café – Dallas (7-10)
Mike Morgan & the Crawl Jam - Grover's - Dallas
Bob Fisk Blues Jam – Ziggy’s Tavern – Richardson (7p – 11p)
Jackie Don Loe – The Tavern on Main - Richardson
Buzz Andrews Jam w/Texas Slim – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney
Joey Love – Grotto Live - McKinney
Lenno & Co – Lone Star Wine Cellars - McKinney
Blind Dog Cooley - Keys Lounge – Ft. Worth
Blue Jam w/JB Wynn – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft. Worth
Joel Foy – College Street Pub - Waxahachie

Friday, October 26
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s - Alligator Café – Dallas (7 – 10)
Blues Boy Willie w/Chuck “Popcorn” Louden – Red Hot & Blue BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – The Goat – Dallas
Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) w/Special Guest Alan Haynes – Poor David’s Pub - Dallas
David Holcombe Jam - NW Point (2053 W. NW Hwy) - Dallas (8p-12a)
Voodoo Blue - Grover's - Dallas
Blues, Bandits & BBQ Festival - 715 W. Davis St. 75208 - Oak Cliff - FREE!
5:00 - The Cliff Blues Band
7:00 - Dallas Family Band
7:30 - Chris Johnson (Telegraph Canyon)
8:00 - Johnny Beauford & The Jack Kerowax
9:00 - Texas Theater Presents "Bonnie & Clyde" (movie shown onsite)
Cheryl Arena – Tavern on Main – Richardson
Lenno & Co – Harley Davidson of Dallas - McKinney
Kenny Strouther’s Blues Jam – Dat’s Good BBQ – Lewisville
Texas Slim – Corinne’s Catfish & Bakery - Lewisville
Mouse Mays & Powerhouse – Up N Smoke – Keller
Steve Hill Trio – The Score – Ft. Worth
Christian Dozzler Trio w/Kevin Shermerhorn & Joel Foy – Eddie V’s – Ft. Worth
Cadillac Johnson & Hash Brown – Blu Crab – Ft Worth

Saturday, October 27
Sonny Collie & Hash Brown - Alligator Café – Dallas (7-10)
Bet ‘n Man – VFW Post 3359 – Dallas
Christian Dozzler & Joel Foy – Terrilli’s – Dallas
Blues, Bandits & BBQ Festival - 715 W. Davis St. 75208 - Oak Cliff - FREE! (Tasting wristband for BBQ - $20 - not available onsite, pre-purchase info at
12:00 - Bona Fide Blues
1:30 - The Roomsounds
2:45 - K.M. Williams & Trainreck
4:00 - RTB2
5:15 - The Cliff Blues Band
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Stumpy’s – Arlington
Holland K Smith – Red Barn BBQ – N. Richland Hills

Sunday, October 28
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
The Fender Benders w/Tone Sommer – Keys Lounge – Ft. Worth

Monday, October 29
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas
Jam with Jason Cloud – The Free Man – Deep Ellum, Dallas

Tuesday, October 30
Aaron Burton’s Delta Blues Jam w/Santos Puertas – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Balcony Club – Dallas
Joe Bonamassa – Fair Park Music Hall - Dallas
Richard Chalk & the Texas Topcats Jam w/Perry Jones – Poke’s – Addison
Jackie Don Loe & The Soul Maestros – The Londoner – Addison
Lenno & Co – Track Grill & Bar - Rowlett

Wednesday, October 31HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Kenny Chavez Jam – Stroker’s – Dallas
The Silvertones – House of Blues - Dallas
Johnny Mack & Friends – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth