What do Wayne Toups, Cowboy Mouth and Cody Canada & The Departed have in common?
They'll all be in League City in late September headlining the three days of the Boogie, Blues & Brews Music Festival.
Far its second time around the festival is once again pulling in some interesting and diverse acts that normally wouldn't stop in League City if not for the blues festival.
Cody Canada & The Departed:
Now some of you might point out that Grammy award winning Toups, headlining Friday, Sept. 20, New Orleans based rock group Cowboy Mouth, headlining Saturday, Sept. 21, and alt-country rockers Cody Canada & the Departed, headlining Sunday, Sept. 22, aren't exactly blues bands.
That's true, of course, but for those looking for some blues guitar shredding then check out Eric Gales and Hamilton Loomis, booth talented blues guitarist, on Saturday night of the festival.
Eric Gales Band:
And while it would have been nice to see some Houston blue's greats on the bill, Texas Johnny Brown was part of last year's line up and someone like Little Joe Washington would be cool to see next year, I do like that the festival is able to stay flexible enough to bring in Cajun and zydeco with the inclusion of Wayne Toups and some red dirt music scene cred by brining in Cody Canada.
Last year the festival brought in groups like Los Lonely Boys, Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, Marcia Ball and Jimmie Vaughan, among others. So while this is billed as a blues festival, it's obvious that organizers are more than willing to mix things and bring in a good mix of the music from this region.
The weekend in music
But while I'm already excited about September, this weekend also has some good music lined up.
In particular I'd check out Stingaree Restaurant with Nick Verzosa & the Noble Union on Friday and Samuel Barker and Huke Green on Saturday. The restaurant is pulling in some very talented Americana and Texas Country musicians to play in their downstairs bar.
Blaggards - R&R Sports Bar in Friendswood at 9:30 p.m.
Cassette Tape; Fayuca - Zone 504 in Kemah at 10 p.m.
Steel Water Blue - Shenanigans on Texas City at 9 p.m.
Scott McGill Band - T-Bone Tom's in Kemah at 7 p.m.
Randy Meadows - Diamond Jim's Country Saloon at 9 p.m.
BlueMoon Rock Band - Captain Jack's Beach Bar at 5 p.m.
Danny Everitt; Jack Saunders - Old Quarter Acoustic Café at 9 p.m.
Gaby Veray - The Beach Hut at 5 p.m.
Nick Verzosa & the Noble Union - Stingaree Restaurant in Crystal Beach at 7 p.m.
Kevin Anthony & G-Town - Pook's Crawfish Hole in Santa Fe at 7 p.m.
BJ Mizell - Latitudes in Dickinson at 2 p.m.
Southbound TX - The Monkey Bar in Kemah at 7:30 p.m.
Snit's Dog & Pony Show - Katie's in Bacliff at 9 p.m.
Gaby Veray - Zone 504 in Kemah at 10 p.m.
Wood & Wire - Old Quarter Acoustic Café at 8 p.m.
Ocean Roots - Saengerfest Park at 6 p.m.
Relics - Crow's Cantina at 9 p.m.
Footpie - The Beach Hut at 3 p.m.
Sweet Release - The Beach Hut at 7 p.m.
Charlie Hager & The Captain Legendary Band - Woody's Bar at 3 p.m.
Dill & Eli Perras - MOD Coffeehouse at 7 p.m.
Samuel Barker; Huke Green - Stingaree Restaurant in Crystal Beach at 7 p.m.
Davin James Band - T-Bone Tom's in Kemah at 6 p.m.
Shaun Michael - Jackie's Brickhouse in Kemah at 2 p.m.
Kevin Anthony - Galveston's Own Farmers' Market at 10 a.m.
Jo Hell Band - Woody's Beach Bar at 3 p.m.