Blues in Houston
Houstonians and many music fans the world over will tell you that Houston is the home to many great Blues artists. From local “house parties” to large public arenas, you can hear the Blues almost every night of the week. Connect with a local to learn what’s available. Perhaps you can meet up at a venue of your choice.
Almost every night there is some great jazz happening in Houston. We’d love to tell you about it and accompany you to hear it.
Houston has the third largest Hispanic population in the United States and boasts a lively arts and jazz scene. There are many hot spots around town for dancing,, listening, or just kicking back and enjoying salsa, merengue, samba, bossa nova, etc. Come share this experience with us!
Music Scene/Night Life
Sample Houston’s popular music scene! Whatever your tastes—blues, zydeco, country, rock—let a Houston native show you around.
According to Roger Wood in his book TEXAS ZYDECO (2006), ” it was in Houston… that black Creole immigrants and their descendants first prominently fused the old French Louisiana folk music known as la-la with urban blues to create the new sound that came to be known, spelled, and recorded as ‘zydeco’. … This music has one priority far more compelling than linguistics or lyrics: it makes you want to dance”. A Houston Greeter who has been part of the zydeco ‘family’ for more than 15 years will share some history of the music and tell you about the five instruments in most zydeco bands. If the night is right, you’ll experience the music and learn the basic steps at one of the many zydeco venues where everyone who is friendly is welcome.