blues

Jack Morgan

The lively event Blues in the Garden takes place in a once-unlikely location, the quarry now known as the Japanese Tea Garden. 


Christian Jaime

From an exhibit opening to blues at the Japanese Tea Garden to triplets at the Carver, TPR's Arts and Culture reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is here.

Jazz TX

If you’ve been to Jazz, TX, you know that while jazz is the main course at the club, you’ll also find healthy side helpings of blues on the menu.

In this episode of "Live At Jazz, TX," guitarist Ruben V brings his band to the club and shares the stage with San Antonio’s own Doc Watkins on the Hammond organ for a six-song set featuring smoking blues and Latin grooves.

If you're in Clarksdale, Miss., home of the Delta blues, everybody says you have to go to Red's juke joint. The hole-in-the-wall club is the real deal. It's just a small room, a few tables and a fridge full of beer. Red lights are strung around a low ceiling. On the night we visit, octogenarian Leo "Bud" Welch plays in the center of the room, hunched over a sparkly, hot pink, electric guitar. Red Paden, the owner, sits out front, surveying from behind the bar.

Wikimedia Commons http://bit.ly/2fS4Oa7

In November 1936, legendary and influential bluesman Robert Johnson recorded 16 songs at the Gunter Hotel. A local exhibit celebrates the 80th anniversary of these "mythic recordings" made in San Antonio. 

Guests: 

Pages