Juneteenth is a uniquely Texas celebration
The first Juneteenth was in Galveston, Texas June 19, 1865
It eventually spread to Houston where it’s been celebrated annually for nearly 150 years
Niko Lorraine is an amazing singer-songwriter from Houston
Ruthie Foster was born in Austin and still lives there
Her band-mates are all from Houston
Ruthie brought down the house. Period.
Allen Toussaint was profoundly influenced by Professor Longhair, naming him “the Bach of rock”
“Tousan” was born in New Orleans and almost never leaves for any length of time
Who can blame him?
During his performance Tousan threw chotzkies into the crowd in the spirit of Mardi Gras
We’ve been going to Juneteenth celebrations at Miller Outdoor theater for as long as we can remember
The music was real different this year—and as good as it gets