Pete Mayes Died Tuesday, December 16, 2008   Leave a comment

At the beginning of each month, I tend to review previous blog postings for that month. Ten-fifteen years ago, we frequently would stop at Pete Mayes’s Double Bayou Dance Hall in Double Bayou, Texas, on our way to spend some time over the Christmas Holiday in New Orleans. Pete knew what many of us know, “The blues is the truth. . .” — kenne

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Luv Ya Pete Mayes

When the Friends of the Blues – Montgomery County started the Blues Series at Montgomery College (now Lone Star College – Montgomery), we were very interested in getting Pete Mayes out for an evening.  Even though Pete’s good friend, Art Dietz was a member of the FOB, Pete’s health, and the need for someone to drive him, made the logistics for Pete’s participation very problematic. (The Blues Series was scheduled each semester from the spring of 2000 to the spring of 2003.)  Although he didn’t appear in the series, Art did see that Pete was part of the 10th Anniversary community celebration of the opening of the Montgomery College campus in August of 2005.

doublebayou-ll-b-w-blogMost people who love Pete Mayes know that the best place to experience Pete and his music was at his place, the Double Bayou Dance Hall, near Anahuac, Texas.  We were fortunate…

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Posted December 1, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

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