Thursday, December 28, 2017

Celebrate New Years Eve in Corpus Christi with Oscar Houchins


1960s-70s Rock Star and South Texas Music Walk of Fame Nominee to Perform Two Night Engagement at Oso Grill and Pier - Corpus Christi 

Oscar Houchins of The Clique Comes Home December 30 & 31


Gulf Coast Music Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2008

Legendary Musician-songwriter and King High School (Corpus Christi) graduate Oscar Houchins will be headed to Corpus Christi to perform two nights of originals and classic rock from the 1960s and 70s at Oso Grill and Pier (6124 Ocean Dr) to ring out 2017 and ring in 2018.
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Houchins is best known for being a member of The Clique in the late 60s and early 70s, but his musical career spans decades and includes touring with bands such as Tommy James and the Shondells and Sonny James and the Southern Gentlemen. In fact, Houchins recently received word that he was nominated for a star in the South Texas Music Walk of Fame. He is hopeful to receive his star in 2018.

He will be performing in Corpus Christi on December 30 and 31 for a two-night stand at the Oso Grill and Pier. It’ll be an all-inclusive dinner and a show experience. The restaurant seats 60. Call (361) 371-5217 to reserve your spot.

After The Clique parted ways in 1972 Houchins continued performing and being involved in the industry behind the scenes – as a writer, producer and publisher. While under a writing contract with ABC Dunhill, Houchins penned and published songs recorded by bands such as Wilco and Rita Coolidge. One of his songs, “If You’re Willing” became the theme song for the non-profit Tennessee Voices for Children ( He also co-produced Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Special (1977) and represented the catalog of Tommy James of the Shondells. He currently manages his production company, House of Houchins, in Austin, Texas.

While he is rooted in music, Houchins also continued his education. In 2017 he completed his Concordia University Doctorate of Education (EdD) research in the San Marcos Independent School District. The dissertation, which will be published in 2018, explored the positive effects of music on the behavior and academic engagement of “at risk” students.

The Clique ( were a “sunshine pop” band who saw success with four top forty hits including a gold record for “Sugar on Sunday” and “Superman.”

They’ve been covered by REM (“Superman” 1986), Chi Coltrane (“Hallelujah!” 1973) and Smith (“I’ll Hold Out My Hand” 1969).

They were inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame alongside Edgar Winter in Port Arthur, Texas in 2008.