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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 21, 2015


Acclaimed Dallas blues guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek passed away suddenly on October 11, 2015, in North Carolina. Joe himself had already set up this benefit to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research. It is now also a memorial to his legacy.

As a result of Joe's untimely passing, The Blues Against Breast Cancer event is now to directly benefit Joe's wife, Phyllis Kubek, who is battling the disease.  She could always count on Joe to be there for her, but now that he's gone, Phyllis will now be on her own and left without income and plenty of bills to pay.  I have to say I witnessed first hand Joe's touching love, admiration and devotion to Phyllis.  I can't even pretend to understand how hard this must be for her. Not only has she lost an irreplaceable partner in life, she is battling a horrific disease.

Here's the musical lineup for the evening:

6:00 PM Ray and The Ray Bands
6:45 PM Outta The Blue
7:30 PM Ann Armstrong
8:15 PM The Silvertones featuring Pat Boyack
9:00 PM Wanda King
10:00 PM The Zac Harmon Band
11:00 PM Bnois King and Friends, Texas Slim, Pat Boyack

The memorial is being organized by many of Joe's closest friends, including David H. Holcombe, who knew Joe since the early 70's in Dallas, where they played in various garage bands together, Poor David's Pub owner David Card, Pat Boyack, Zac Harmon, and Wanda King, daughter of bluesman Freddie King, who gave Joe his start as a professional musician.

Holcombe sums up what so many feel in our loss of Joe, "He was always kind and gracious to me and I learned a lot about music and performance from him. Joe meant so much to the local music scene as he mentored a lot of up and coming blues guitarists. He truly loved his wife, Phyllis, and always spoke of her in the highest regards." 

Donations Needed

We're asking the Blues Music Community to donate toward Phyllis' living expenses and also for good wishes, prayers and moral support. As tough as this for all of Joe's fans, please consider how this tragic loss is impacting Phyllis. The best way to honor Joe is to help the woman he loved so deeply.

If anyone wants to make donations to ease the financial stress she will be facing there are three ways fans can contribute:

A special Go Fund Me account:
Through a PayPal account: Click the "Send" tab at the top and use this email:

Or a check made out to Phyllis Kubek can be mailed:
c/o Piedmont Talent Agency
P.O. Box 680006
Charlotte, NC 28216

(DISCLAIMER: The above was taken from a press release put out by Joe's label, Blind Pig. and was edited and embellished by me.) 

Thursday, October 22 - Please tune in during the 11 o'clock hour of BIG TEXAS BLUES this morning when my special guests in the studio will be David Holcombe and Pat Boyack to share their memories of Smokin Joe Kubeck and talk about Saturday's Benefit.
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Nick Snyder Blues Jam – T’s Bar & Grill – Dallas
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Babb’s Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)
North Texas All Stars - Tavern on Main Street – Richardson (8p-12a)
Open Mic Night with/Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-12a)
Brent Rozell – Bar Louie - Arlington
Blues Jam w/Michael Lee – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Friday, October 23
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – The Whistling Pig – Dallas (9p-11p)
Jr’s Roadhouse All Stars w/Sister Rose - Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
Joey Love – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p-12a)
Smokin Blues & BBQ Festival – Armstrong Park - Duncanville
6:30p-10p Smokin Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Jr Boy” Jones & Kerrie Lepai
Buddy Whittington - Red’s Roadhouse – Kennedale (8p-12a)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Tolberts – Grapevine (9p-12a)
Jason Cloud – Bronco’s Sports Bar – Hurst (9:30p-1:30a)
Ray Reid & Gator Jam – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
– Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (7:30p-11:30p)
Holland K Smith – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Steve Hill & Cadillac Johnson – Sweet Springs Winery – Weatherford (8p-11p)

Saturday, October 24
Smokin Joe Kubeck Tribute Show and Benefit - Ray and The Ray Bands, Outta the Blue, Ann Armstrong, The Silvertones with guest Pat Boyack, Texas Slim Trio, Wanda King, The Zac Harmon Band, B'Nois King and Friends and other special guests – Poor David’s Pub – Dallas (6p-12a)
Gregg A Smith Blues Revue - Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-10p)
The Rhythmators -  Eddie V’s – Dallas (7p-11p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Alligator Café – Dallas (Casa Linda) (7p-10p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Brent Rozell (solo) – Marcus Café – Richardson
Smokin Blues & BBQ Festival – Armstrong Park - Duncanville
10:00a – 11:15a        The Straight Street Blues Band
11:30a – 1:00p          The Buddy Henderson Trio
1:30p – 3p                  Larry Lamkin
4:00p – 5:30p            Mike Morgan & The Crawl
6:00p – 7:30p            Michael Lee
8:00p – 9:30p            Andrew “Jr Boy” Jones Band w/Kerrie Lepai
Elvis T Busboy – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)
Dylan Bishop – Judge Bean – Keller (8:30p – 12:30a)
The Righteous Blues Band w/Buddy Whittington– Philip Mack Benefit, Full Armor Fellowship – Decatur (2p)

Sunday, October 25
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelinas – Sundown at the Granda – Dallas (10p-2a)
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Chris Watson (solo) – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)
Group Therapy w/Tone Sommers & Ron Thompson – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6p-10p)

Monday, October 26
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)

Tuesday, October 27
Lance Lopez Blues Jam – The Balcony Club – Dallas (8p-12)
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Jim Suhler - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Luce Change Blues Jam – San Francisco Rose – Dallas
Chris Watson – So & So’s – Dallas (9p-12a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Brent Rozell Blues Jam – Basement Bar – Ft Worth

Wednesday, October 28
Nick Snyder Blues Jam – O’Rilley’s – Dallas
Chris Watson – Shops at Park Lane – Dallas (6p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Millsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-11p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p-11p)
Singer/Songwriter Night with Tone Sommers – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (8p-12a)

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