The Gulf Coast Music scene has some of Texas' hidden treasures who
can strum, drum, fiddle, pick, twang, holler and howl with the likes of
Dr. John, Leon Russell, Big Brother and the Holding Company,
Koko Taylor, Rick Derringer and many more. Decades of intimate
sessions and friendships have produced musicians who continue to
meld the traditions of Blues, Honky-Tonk, Classic Rock, Bluegrass and
Country into a unique sound that can only be heard on the Texas Gulf Coast.
I caught 98 in the Shade, one of the Gulf Coast legends
at the Kemah Boardwalk last week
where they performed as part of the free Summer concerts called
'Rock The Dock' and what a stellar performance it was, since they had
vocalist Andra Mitrovich, who is one of the finest Janis Joplin
interpreter/tribute performers around. Unfortunately she is not in the bit
of video footage below but you can see and hear her along with the rest of
98 in the Shade at their website link after this clip. Enjoy !
The tune* was the 1938 Classic 'Orange Blossom Special' and by chance the little train
that takes Boardwalk visitors around the amusement site clattered around
at the same time. Once again, unfortunately, the light was inadequate and so I
can't really convey the great synchronicity of the train and the tune going on.
Dang ! (as they say in these parts) it's mah first video upload, son !
Link to 98 site
Official Kemah Boardwalk site
*Orange Blossom Special mp3