Texas Blues Roadhouse *ONLINE*Arts & Entertainment in Kingwood, Texas
Congrats to Mark May Band (Band), and John Egan (Solo/Duo) for winning the privilege to represent the Houston Blues Society in Memphis for the IBCs in 2019!
Houston Blues Society 2018 Houston Blues Challenge. L to R...HBS Vice President Angela Escue, Tom McLendon (judge), Colleen Nagel (judge), Dr. Roger Wood (judge), Tanya Richardson (judge), Diunna Greenleaf (judge), HBS President Anni Eason & Rich DelGrosso (judge)
Catch these guys if you can. You WILL NOT be disappointed. They ROCK!
HOUSTON, TX!! We couldn't leave on our tour at the end of the month without saying goodbye. Saturday we'll be at Cedar Creek Bar & Grill from 8:00 to 10:00 and ...Sunday we'll be at The Pub Fountains from 9:00 to 11:00. Crawfish, beer, tunes, live elephants; gonna be a good time!
(Live Elephants not guaranteed)
Thank you : Mark May and your Fabulous Band for a WONDERFUL Jam last night - one of the Best and biggest in recent years!!!! BIG shout out to the Rock n' Blues ...Crew for rallying & coming out , Sheila Cox what a great FUN night ! Loved seeing everyone last night! As always Thank you to The Big Easy Staff & Thomas McLendon. THANK YOU to ALL for coming out and all the great musicians who flooded in to play as well!
#MusicNews: U.S. Music Industry Hits Highest Revenue Mark in a Decade, Fueled by Paid Subscriptions:
"For the second year in a row, the U.S. music industry prod...uced double-digit growth, with total consumer spending on music growing to $8.72 billion, a 16.5 percent increase from the prior year of 2016, when those revenue reached almost $7.5 billion. That year, U.S music revenue had grown 11.5 percent from 2015’s $6.71 billion, according to the The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
"You would have to go back to 1994, during the music industry’s heyday, to get the previous best year-on-year growth, percentage wise, when revenue almost hit $12.1 billion in the U.S., up from $10.05 billion in 1993, which equaled 20.1 percent growth. In terms of the revenue seesaw that the U.S. has experienced, the industry is now back at 2008 levels, when revenue totaled $8.78 billion; back then, revenues were on the downswing from the industry's 1999 peak of $14.58 billion. Prior to 2008, the last time the U.S. recorded-music business had been at this level was when it was on the upswing, in 1992, when revenue totaled about $9 million."
Houston Blues Challenge entry deadline NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 9. Midnight. (Firm deadline.) As a Houston area Blues act, you don't want to miss this opportunity to... be seen and heard at some of the best venues in Houston!
Winners advance to the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, 2019 to represent the Houston Blues Society!
Read entry form closely for changes applied to this year's Challenge.
And BRANG US WHAT'CHU GOT!