The Cincy Blues Fest is coming up August 11th and 12th, and volunteers are a crucial component. So, if you'd like to hang out for some shifts and help a worthy event, please contact them at their website cincybluefest.org.
Here's a link to an article from the May 30th edition of Guitar Player Magazine about Gregg Allman who passed away on May 27th at the age of 69. The first time I saw the Allman Brothers was in the early 1970's at Reflections on Calhoun Street. He was a legend who'll be missed.
This week on The Blues, Saturday, May 27th at 11pm, you'll hear from Van Morrison, Johnny Adams and Lisa Mann in the first set. During the rest of the show, you'll also hear from Chet Baker, Diana Krall, and Gov't Mule.
This week on the blues show, Saturday night at 11pm, we'll begin with a song from the brand new Alligator Records release by Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison. That's followed by Sonny Moorman and the Allman Brothers.
The second set starts off with the Goshorn Brothers live at Tommy's, a blues tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and continues with Susan Tedeschi.
A friend of mine gave me a copy of Holly Cole's cd "Temptation" which is a collection of Tom Waits' tunes, so I thought I'd start this show off with one of her songs. (Saturday, May 6th at 11pm) And, funny how this happens, but her song, "Falling Down" led to Abbey Lincoln, Mary Ellen Tanner and Larry Kinley. It's a jazz thing.
This week's show at 11pm starts off with Moreland & Arbunkle and Gregg Allman. You'll also hear in the first set from Gov't Mule and Janis Joplin. The second set features music and interview by Ron Esposito with guitarist Johnny A. who's coming to the Redmoor on Tuesday, May 2nd. He's also touring this summer and recording this fall with The Yardbirds. And finally in the third set, Garland Jeffreys, Dr. John, and Sonny Landreth.
This week on The Blues, Saturday night, April 15th at 11pm, the spotlight's on the late, great guitarist Lonnie Mack who passed away a year ago on April 21, 2016. You'll hear many of his songs, as well as some songs with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
This week's show which airs at 11pm on Saturday, April 8th, features musicians who'll be appearing in Cincinnati and two musicians who recently passed away. The first set features Lonnie Mack and Johnny A. A tribute show on the first anniversary of Lonnie Mack's death will be held on Friday, April 21st at the Madison Theatre in Covington. It's called Mackfest, and there'll be many guitarists on stage that night.