I have really been missing hanging out at blues joints like I used to do. I miss hanging out in some sleezy old bar with a glass of beer and listening to some good Texas roadhouse blues. Last night, I couldn’t take it any longer. I got off work at 8:00PM and headed over to The Big Easy, a Houston blues club that’s been around for years.
Thursday night, Luther and the Healers play for no cover charge, just tips. There’s always a good crowd but thankfully, not overcrowded. A couple of my dance friends were there, but I hadn’t really planned on dancing. I just wanted a beer and a chair.
I ordered a draft beer from the bar. The bartender recommended I try a new beer from a local brewery, Karbock . The Karbock website describes the beer I got as ‘ a cross between a Belgian-Style Wit and a German Hefeweizen. A citrusy, coriander character of the Wit married with the clove, nutmeg and banana flavors of a Hefe’. It was wonderful.
I was diggin’ on Luther when Eva asked me to dance, and that was it. I danced the rest of the night to Luther’s fabulous songs. There were some fun dancers I’d never danced with before plus I had a chance to visit with old friends in between songs while I cooled off with a few sips of that brew.
There was also a small contingent of Lindy hoppers there too. They’re always fun to watch, what with their throw-back clothing style of sneakers, skirts or fly-away dresses and the guys wearing vests or golf hats. The girls always have this ‘art student’ look, mixing funky colors into their outfits, tattoos half-hidden under tank tops and chubby faces with happy smiles.
Just a fun blues night out on a Thursday.