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Jonn Del Toro Richardson Is “The Real Deal”   2 comments

Diunna BenefitHouston Legend, Earl Gilliam and Jonn Richardson at the Big East, (February 15, 2009) — Image by kenne

Lately I have been listening to an Otis Taylor CD. Coincidentally, my friend Jonn Del Toro Richardson posts on Facebook a Otis Taylor, Gary Moore & Jonn Richardson video from 2006 — karma!

I’ve followed the musical career of Jonn over the last decade. The Blues world has a lot of great Bluesmen, but few as good, yet not recognized as Jonn. Yes, among Blues musicians Jonn is admired for his talent, but for many Blues fans he is under the radar. For years Jonn has toured with better known musicians, and collaborated on releasing CDs, but no solo CD — it’s time for his own CD!

Now there’s an opportunity to help Jonn reach his funding goal to produce his first solo album. Click here for more information. 

Here are three of videos of Jonn I have done — yes, he is the “REAL DEAL!”

IBC Blues Jam, 2010

The Real Deal with Rich DelGrosso at Ken & Mary’s Blues Project, 2011

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy @ Rhythm & Roots Concert Series In Tucson, 2012 — Jonn and Diunna bring it on home in this video!


Ken & Mary’s Blues Project 20 Years Out   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary's Blues ProjectKen & Mary Harris, 2008, The 2013 Edition is This Saturday — Image by kenne

Jonn Richardson and Rich DelGrosso were the 2011 headliners.

Capturing the Moment — Saying Goodbye, Revisited   2 comments

I’m reposting an April 2010 entry in memory of the Tucson killings and last Friday’s killings of children and the people that served then so well — to the people of Newtown.


Image by kenne

Amazing Grace

Sonny Boy Terry & Michael Durbin @ Ken & Mary’s, Revised   2 comments

Sonny Boy Terry & Michael Durbin at Conroe’s Corner Pub — Image by kenne

I wasn’t doing video on the night Sonny Boy and Michael appeared at the Corner Pub, but I had the camera going when they were at Ken & Mary’s Blues Project, October 28, 2008, with the Moe Hansum Band and Rich Del Grosso.

I love the music of all these guys, especially when they are part of the great jams at Ken & Mary’s house concerts. (See video below.)

We are planning on being in Houston in October when Rich Del Grosso and Jonn Del Toro Richardson will be at Ken & Mary’s. Rich and Jonn have a new CD out and are nominated the Blues Blast Magazine Traditional Blues Recording of the Year. You can vote for them by clicking here. You can learn more about Rich & Jonn, and listen to their music by clicking here.


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PorterDavis @ Ken & Mary’s Blues Project   5 comments

Porter Davis  8027 - 2009-10-17 at 20-36-50 blogPorterDavis at Ken & Mary’s Blues Project – photo by kenne

Porter Davis  Dan Barrett 8058 - 2009-10-17 blogBlessed with beautiful fall east Texas weather, many blues fans and friends from all around the Houston area gathered in the east Montgomery county woods at Ken & Mary’s house party (Ken & Mary’s Blues Project). In recent years, house parties have become a popular way to enjoy live music and celebrate the joy of good camaraderie. Those who know Ken and Mary know there are few blues lovers that work as hard to share their love of the great American music genre.

Over the years I have been able to photograph and recently video the many artists that continue to make Ken & Mary’s Blues Project a very special experience. This past Saturday was no exception, but exceptional. The evening began early with local favorites and past performers at the Project, Sonny Sonny Boy & Rich  8004 - 2009-10-17 blogBoy Terry and Rick DelGrosso, who demonstrated their friendship by being a last-minute replacement, even though they would be performing at Shakespeare’s Pub later in the evening. As noted in an earlier posting today, Sonny Boy Terry will be performing in the Houston IBC final’s next Sunday at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar. We hope all of Houston’s many blues lovers will be out to support Terry.

After Terry and Rich’s set, it was time for another past Project performers, PorterDavis to take the stage. It was Ken & Mary that introduced us to this dynamic Austin-based American Roots/Blues band, recently performing on each coast after the release of their new CD, “PorterDavis.” PorterDavis  8036 - 2009-10-17 blogThe CD demonstrates their singer-songwriter talents, with two great covers of William U. Davis and Muddy Waters songs. This is group that continues to get better and better. If you don’t believe me, buy their CD.

I’m currently working on a video I will be posting with other photos later this week.


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Jonn Richardson & Rich Del Grosso Acoustic Session   2 comments

Jonn Richardson (presently touring with Otis Taylor and Diunna Greenleaf( and Rich Del Grosso (Vizztone Recording artist touring solo and with Fionna Boyles and Mookie Brill) did a rare acoustic session at The Corner Pub, February 19, 2009.


Rich Del Grosso & Jonn Richardson at the Corner Pub   4 comments

February 19th was a busy evening.  First, I attended the February Writers in Performance series featuring National Book Award winner, Larry Heinemann, after which I went over to the Corner Pub to spend the reminder of the evening with friends Rich Del Grosso (Four time Blues Foundation Music Aware Nominee) and Jonn Richardson (Blues Foundation Albert King Award Winner at the 2005 International Blues Challenge). Rich and Jonn were playing together for the first time, providing a rare acoustic session.

diunna-corner-pub-5591-art-xiii-blog2Topping off the evening at the Pub, Diunna Greenleaf stopped by in support of her award winning Blue Mercy Band member, Jonn Richardson. An evening to remember!


(Rich & Jonn Photo Set)

(Diunna Photo Set)

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