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Randy McAllister
Phone (813) 971-0666
Price $10 - $13
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Blues Rock

Randy McAllister

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 5:00p

Heartbreak, humor, high hair and tall Texas tales all play a part in the song writing of Randy McAllister, one of the premier singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist to emerge from Texas. His music has been hailed as some of the most original and innovative being made today, with favorable comparisons being drawn to the work of Lone Star giants the like of Doug Sahm, John Hiatt and Delbert McClinton. McAllister has released 10 critically praised albums beginning with his debut "Diggin' for Sofa… Show more

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Skipper's Smokehouse
910 Skipper Rd.
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 977-6474
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Aug 01, 2007 - net5000 on Randy Mcallister
Randy McAllister at J&J Blues Bar in Fort Worth

Under the highly decorated rafters at J&J Blues Bar the music was hot and the atmosphere electric. A comfortable chair with legendary Randy McAllister and Mike Morgan playing solos to a boot packed house. The perfect Texas night. Just north of downtown Fort Worth some of the best music on earth was rocking the house into the morning as Grammy Nominee, Randy McAllister, took the stage with guitar legend Mike Morgan for a two set performance that lasted well over 5hrs. Fans that paid the ticket experienced the kind of concert that makes a lifetime memory. The sets were predominately Randy McAllister compositions with some meaty Mike Morgan originals strategicly interspursed. A refreshing breeze blew the music through the open doors of the classic juke box. A magic night that confirmed North Texas as the music capital of the world. Amazing talent was expected and delivered with McAllister's hard blowin harp, Matt Woordburn and Mike Morgan wailed on guitars, veteran bassman Sonny Collie played an animated, smooth fingered, bass and the McAllister vocals were perfect. Depending on the title, Brad on keyboards rocked in with that rich blues/rock Hammond Organ or hard bangin, honky tonk, piano. Inspired guitar talkin solos became almost common until you realized nobody plays like this. Titles like "That Chickin Your Fixin", "Baptist Church Van", "It's a Texas Thing", were among 20 plus performed from McAllister's and Morgan's recent releases. They delivered everything promised. These guys are better in person than even their rockin hot CD's. Move over Buddy, Stevie and Willie, these Texas originals deserve the recognition in Texas for the legends they have become worldwide. How is it even possible they are still doing 200 seat rooms? No place but talent-rich Texas I guess. These guys are explosive. The band was rockin' and the dance floor shakin with all the doors wide open. It was a lone star blow out! We left at 2am with the band still playing. Parking lot full of Harleys and Caddies in the shadow of downtown Fort Worth. The night air vibrated, as all of Fort Worth got a parking blanket concert from a corner stage of the historic J&J's Blues Bar. Prove me wrong. I challenge every music critic, every entertainment reporter, every blues and rock blogger to the next local appearance for this talented mix in Dallas at the Sons of Herman Hall on March 30th. I dare them to write another record label inspired, promotional paragraph for an over hyped "big name" tour while true Texas talent struggles for minor league coverage. It's time tell the public what's really happening in Texas music. Review by the Music Critic - MusicInDallas.com