This week's blues show starts off with George Thorogood & the Destroyers followed by Junior Wells's "Tobacco Road" and John Mayall 1969 at the Fillmore East doing "The Laws Must Change." You'll also hear from Charlie Musselwhite, Tracy Nelson, and Tony Joe White. And the show ends with Albert King, Debbie Davies, and Miles Davis doing "Basin Street Blues".
This week's show begins with Marcos Sastre & Larry Goshorn's "Pack It Up" from a local favorite cd, Shades of Blue. The first set also includes the Derek Trucks Band, the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule. Then we go retro with Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton "Reconsider Baby." The third set starts with New Orleans native Kenny Neal, then moves on to Garland Jeffreys who's a great poet, and Delbert McClinton. Finally, in the last set, the legendary Koko Taylor from 1968 followed by the Honey Island Swamp Band from a record that was produced, recorded, mixed and mastere
This will be a fun show. It begins with songs by Eden Brent, Peter Karp and an instrumental by Trombone Shorty. The next set features Garland Jeffreys who was in town last night, and Harry Connick, Jr.
Then, Brother James stops by to talk about Whiskey Shambles' new cd, Loose Change for a Broken Man. He talks about how long the band's been together, songs on the album, and winning the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge which means they're now going to the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January to compete.
Tune in Saturday night, November 1st, at 11pm, for a preview of Ricky Nye's 15th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit! During this hour special, music historian Dave Lewis sits down with world-class boogie woogie musician, Ricky Nye, to talk about this year's piano summit. They discuss the players who'll be in town for this one...Chris Conz from Switzerland, Luca Sestak from Germany, and Chase Garrett from Iowa City...as well as some of the history of boogie woogie.
With Halloween around the corner, I thought it'd be fun to include Dr. John's "Ki Ya Gris Gris" from one of my favorite albums by him, Anutha Zone. The show starts off with Gov't Mule who's bringing their Young Mule Halloween show to the Taft Theatre 10.31.14. You'll also hear from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, the Blues Merchants, and Cream live at Royal Albert Hall in 2005.