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Bio: Bubble Puppy, known for their hit single, Hot Smoke and Sassafras, is back with original members, Rod Prince and Dave Fore. They now welcome Mark Miller, Jimmy Umstattd and Gregg Stegall. For the full story of Bubble Puppy please visit the official website at http://bubblepuppy.com.
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“A GATHERING OF PROMISES: THE RETURN OF THE BUBBLE PUPPY For far too many, Houston’s role in music history is rather two dimensional. In the national media especially, our city’s contributions are typically limited to A) Beyonce and B) ZZ Top. Done. Maybe Townes Van Zandt will get mentioned if you’re dealing with a particularly sharp outsider who knows his Americana. Somehow all the tastemakers and journalists (and certainly all of today’s supposedly all-knowing hipsters) seem to have never gotten the memo that for a period of a few short years during the sexual revolution, Houston was home to independent record label International Artists: a rare incubator for blues, rock and early psychedelic music, all with a distinctly Texas flavor. Unless you count the Red Krayola’s Mayo Thompson touring with an entirely new band (and doing mostly new music), or the 13th Floor Elevators’ Roky Erickson playing mostly post-Elevators material, the Bubble Puppy is the only IA band still gig”