This week's Blues show that airs at 11pm begins with "Mean Old Bedbug Blues" by Lonnie Johnson that he recorded 8/11/27 in NYC. Dean Alger has written a new book about him, "The Original Guitar Hero & the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music & Civil Rights." He'll be signing copies at the Bookseller on Fountain Square on Friday, 5/2 from 7-8:30pm.
You'll also hear on this blues show music from Buddy Guy, the Honey Island Swamp Band (who'll be playing Tipitina's...it's Jazz Fest in New Orleans...on 4/26), and from a new Alligator release by Jarekus Singleton who's coming to Cincinnati on August 1st to play the Cincy Blues Fest.
Later in the show, a set featuring Eric Bibb, Sweet Honey in the Rock (who are playing the Aronoff Center Sunday, 4/27) and the Holmes Brothers. Finally, the last set includes music by Tommy Emmanuel and the Monty Alexander Trio.