Discovery Green Lands Roots-Rock Royalty For Free Fall Concerts
A return engagement from Tex-Mex supergroup the Texas Tornados, reunited (after a fashion) roots-rock polymaths NRBQ - now featuring a former Houstonian on drums - and the honky-tonk hero who told Tiger Airways a thing or two highlight Discovery Green's fall Capitol One Concert Series.
Jason Wolter Texas Tornados at Discovery Green, September 2010
Locals Chase Hamblin, Runaway Sun, Nick Gaitan & the Umbrella Man and the Octanes are also booked for the free Thursday-night hootenannies that begin September 8. "Fans love the shows and bands love performing in such a beautiful venue," says Concert Series point man Allen Hill.
True, the Houston Press is now a co-sponsor of the series, but Rocks Off would be just as excited about the lineup if we weren't. See why below.
September 8: Lake Charles-born squeezer Leroy Thomas and his band the Zydeco Roadrunners pump it up. This gig will be much kinder to your pocketbook than the Roadrunners' most frequent haunt, the Coushatta casino in Kinder, La.
September 15: Austin blues-guitar young gun Gary Clark Jr. pairs up with local psych-pop heartthrob Chase Hamblin.
September 22: Ricky Broussard's latter-day Crickets Two Hoots & a Holler, who wrecked Under the Volcano last month, bring their countrified power-pop outdoors. Smoove H-Town blues-rockers Runaway Sun open.