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Free Blues Concert at Discovery Green – April 28

Come out of your downtown office and enjoy the weekly lunchtime series Blues this Wednesday, April 28 as the Lake House at Discovery Green welcomes the Gulf Coast blues organ of local blues legend Earl Gilliam, blues legend earl gilliamwho has been performing the blues for more than 60 years.  This free concert performance begins at noon through 1:30 p.m.  Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77010
Cost: Free

Earl Gilliam

Lauded as the “best Blues organist alive”, 79-year old Texas Bluesman Earl Gilliam has been smokin’ the house with his original Gulf Coast Blues sound for the past 60 years. A living legend of Houston’s vital and historic Blues scene of the 40’s and 50’s, Earl has played both out front with his own band and as a sideman with some of the best, including: Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Joe Guitar Hughes, T-Bone Walker, Little Joe Washington and – in the really early days – with Goree Carter, Big Joe Turner, Grady Gaines, Nappy Brown, Roy Brown, Jerry Butler, Percy Mayfield, Hop Wilson, Lester Williams and many others. And then there were the ladies: Earl has graced the stage with such luminous Blueswomen as Big Mama Thornton, Luvenia Lewis, Lavelle White and Miss Trudy Lynn.


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