The Shakespeare Pub
14129 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Shakespeare Pub presents John McVey & the Stumble every other Wednesday at 9:00pm.This is what Texas blues is supposed to sound like! John McVey is a great guitarist but he's also got a feel for the real blues that you just don't hear on very many contemporary recordings. John greased his skillet and lit his fire in Little Rock, Arkansas then moved to Austin, Texas and started cooking. Starting out with Blues great Larry Davis and literally playing in "buckets of blood" on Little Rock's north and east sides, John noted: "you just had to play like you were going to fight somebody."He hung in there, gigging with Fenton Robison and fomer Earl Hooker vocalist Frank "crying shame" Clark. John started to develop his own sound and his Arkansas funk/playing-from-the-gut guitar stylings were further enhanced when Larry Davis turned him on to the classic recordings of Earl Hooker and Magic Slim. Moving to Austin in '86, John began working at the Continental Club and at Antone's with Hook Herrera & the Hitchhikers, which included Alex Napier and Mike Buck. John also traveled overseas with Larry Davis, Paul Orta, and then Lavelle White.John now resides in Houston and has re-formed the Stumble with Marie English on keyboards, Larry "Lownote" Johnson on bass and Jimmy Rose on drums.