For almost five decades, KPFT 90.1, as an independent community radio station, has been Houston’s home
for independent music, news and public affairs programming.To celebrate the station’s 49 th birthday, KPFT will present a special birthday benefit concert at The Heights Theater. Proceeds from ticket sales will help provide much-needed support for KPFT.
Featured performers include:
– Ruthie Foster – Award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster can burn down any stage with her
combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. A phenomenal performer, Foster has been
compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.
– Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been writing and playing songs for more than 50 years, with music that
blends folk, rock, country, blues and bluegrass. In addition to his critically acclaimed solo work, his
career features noteworthy collaborations with the Flatlanders, Dave Alvin, and many more.
– Rosie Flores – In a career spanning more than four decades, Rosie Flores has proved to be a musical
chameleon, from punk rock to country, alt-country, straight-up rock, rockabilly, and, with her latest
album, A Simple Case of the Blues.
– Charlie Faye and the Fayettes craft smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound of the
‘60s girl groups with a vibe that’s so current, they’re dancing to the forefront of the retro-revival
– The Peterson Brothers combine youthful energy and modern influences with old-school blues, soul
and funk to a create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their live shows feature not-to-be-missed
And be sure to get to The Heights Theater early – GenerAsian Radio will be in the house laying down a great set of
world beats to kick things off!