July 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm 2706 White Oak Dr. Houston, Texas

HOUSTON BLUES FESTIVAL 2017

Come out to the Historic Fitzgerald’s for an all day Music Festival featuring Tad Benoit and the MVPs.

Texans for Cures is heading to the Heights in Houston for a fun day of raising awareness and fundraising for the 2017 Hearts and Minds Campaign.

All of the proceeds from the music festival will be used to help fund the research of Dr. Doris A. Taylor at the Texas Heart Institute and Dr. William Decker at Baylor College of Medicine. Go to our Hearts & Minds campaign page to read about their ground breaking research. Proceeds of this event will also be going to the Gulf Coast Blue Association, an organization who helps transform the lives of under privileged youths and veterans through the power of music.

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TAB BENOIT

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana. Born November 17, 1967, he’s one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene. For most of the 1990s and into the 2000s, he’s worked each of his records the old-fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play. Unlike so many others before him, Benoit understands that blues is not a medium in favor with 50,000-watt commercial rock radio stations, so as a consequence, he’s combined each of his releases with as many shows as he can possibly play. Since the release of his first album for Justice, Benoit has taken his brand of Cajun-influenced blues all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Nice and Warm, his debut album for Houston-based Justice Records, prompted some critics to say he was sometimes reminiscent of three blues guitar gods: Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix.

MILLIGAN VAUGHN PROJECT

Malford Milligan is a world class blues/soul singer, based out of Austin, Texas. With his nationally acclaimed band “Storyville,” he recorded 3 CDs; 2 with Atlantic Records, and 1 with November Records. He performed on “Austin City Limits” 3 times; twice with “Storyville,” and once with Eric Johnson. Malford Milligan has also appeared on the Conan O’Brian show. Malford Milligan has toured with BB King, James Cotton, Edgar Winter, Double Trouble, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and many more. Malford is now fronting “The Malford Milligan Band.”

Malford has recorded on more than 30 albums with such artists as, Hal Ketchum, Marcia Ball, Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escoveda, Sue Foley, Stephen Bruton, Chris Smither, Eric Johnson, Double Trouble, The Boneshakers, and Toni Price among others

BUDDY WITTINGTON

A lifelong Texan, Buddy Whittington ‘entered the arena’ on December 28, 1956, in Fort Worth, and became enamored of the electric guitar like countless kids of his vintage shortly thereafter, who were mesmerized at the reality that ‘you plucked a string…’here’, and the sound came out…’over THERE.’
Though no other family members played an instrument, there was always music in the home, be it emanating from the TV on Saturday evenings (‘Cowtown Jamboree’ and Big ‘D’ Jamboree were locally produced live weekly shows featuring top name country artists of the day) AM radio also featured prominently, with KXOL, KFJZ, KLIF, KKDA, WBAP, WRR and KNOK providing a wide variety of sounds and styles to open and expand a young would-be musician’s ears long before the advent of ‘Underground’ Album Rock Radio stations like KFAD and KNUS, KTXQ ‘Q102’ and KZEW ‘The Zoo’ 98 FM.

JEFF PLANKENHORN

“Refreshing as a tall glass of water straight from a mountain stream, Plankenhorn (or Plank, as he is known) either wrote or co-wrote most of the work on the album…making him, in my opinion, one of the finest songwriters in the business.”​  

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SHARING IS CARING