June 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm 11110 W Airport Blvd Stafford, TX

HOUSTON BLUES FESTIVAL 2018

Get Your Tickets Here! Come out to the Redneck Country Club for the GCBA Houston Blues Festival 2018 with headliner & multi-Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton.

Texans for Cures is heading to the Redneck Country Club for a full & fun day at the 4th Annual GCBA Houston Blues Festival 2018.

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 will also be going as well to the Gulf Coast Blues Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that helps transform the lives of individuals, including youths and veterans, through the power of music.

DELBERT McCLINTON

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories.

Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for “Good Man, Good Woman”.

Prick of the Litter is a signature project for Delbert McClinton, and he is proud of it. “We worked hard on this and we got exactly what we wanted,” he says. “The songs, the band, the production. Everything came together. We didn’t leave no chicken on the bone,” he says.

“I did what I came to do with this album. I guess I really am One of the Fortunate Few.” 

MALFORD MILLIGAN

Malford Milligan (@MalfordMilliganAustinMusician) is a world class blues/soul singer, based out of Austin, Texas. While he received national attention as the lead singer with the band “Storyville,” he’s recorded 3 CDs as a single artist; 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. He has recorded four albums.

JEFF PLANKENHORN

Jeff Plankenhorn (or “the Plank,” as he is known in music circles) is a singer/songwriter/bandleader/multi-instrumentalist who can be seen and heard regularly in Austin with The Jeff Plankenhorn Band featuring Yoggie, Brannen Temple, and Phil Redmond. Jeff also plays regularly in Austin and tours around the country and world with Joe Ely. Jeff is a music producer and his latest project is the cd “The Only Open Road”, the debut album from local guitar slinger Will Knaak. He scores soundtracks and can be heard throughout the new release, The Road To Austin,” which is opening up in select theaters around the country and just had its world premiere at SXSW in March 2014. He has toured with and played on records for Ray Wylie Hubbard, Malford Milligan, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Bob Schneider, Joe Ely, and many, many more. 

His latest album “Soulslide” is his fourth.

MIKE ZITO

Born in South St. Louis, Mo. Mike Zito grew up in a working class home with a dire love of music. It was his escape and way out. After a decade working in a local guitar shop, Mike learned his craft from the ground up playing in clubs 7 nights a week. He fell in love with the Blues of St. Louis and the stories of the country singers. His first self released album “Blue Room” hit the streets in 1998 and he has made 12 albums total over the years. He signed and recorded with Eclecto Groove Records and Ruf Records. He is a founding member of the supergroup “Royal Southern Brotherhood” with Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.

In 2012 he formed his own group, The Wheel. Mike has produced albums for Samantha Fish, Laurence Jones, Albert Castiglia and others. He tours extensively in the USA, Canada and Europe. He has been honored with multiple Blues Music Awards over the past 10 years. His love of life and pursuit of happiness is felt in every note he sings and plays.

2018/06/09 13:00:00
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