Ain't Nothin' but the Blues!

News about the Dicky Neely Blues Band and his buddies. Schedules as they develop, photos, old and new and maybe a few odd things here and there. I have recorded with several local artists; Jimmy Trout,Jesse Bishop,Woody Ray Lawson,Dennis Gilley,and others.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dicky Neely and Guy LeRoux at Port Aransas Community Theater,
Monday Night, Feb. 20, 2012

Photo: Murray Judson

Photo: Ronnie Narmour

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Below: Review of the performance by Ronnie Narmour, North Padre Moon newspaper

March 2, 2012 Island Moon A 11

Three Chords and the Truth
By Ronnie Narmour

Dicky Neely (Flour Bluff, TX) and Guy LeRoux (Corpus Christi, TX) played the Port Aransas Community Theater on February 20, as part of the Port A Parks and Rec’s Winter Sounds series. Neely is a longtime island fixture who plays a tasty blues harmonica and sings. He was accompanied on guitar by LeRoux. The audience at the PACT was 99% Winter Texans and half dozen locals (who all sat in the front row). The duo ran through a set of blues standards by the likes of Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson. Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall and Muddy Waters… that’s the good stuff, people. I thought both artists played exceptionally clean with soulful, uncluttered passages. LeRoux is quite good and has a nice finger picking style. He also played a few originals and even a Cole Porter song.