We're going to start the year out with a song by Irma Thomas, "Got to Bring It With You" which was recorded in New Orleans in 2009. The first set also features Charlie Musselwhite, BB King & Eric Clapton, and finally Tony Joe White. The 2nd set begins with Koko Taylor and Lonnie Mack, plus Gov't Mule and Greg Schaber and High Street from 1997. The last set begins with Wynton Marsalis's "Midnight Blues" and a word jazz piece by Ken Nordine.
The last blues show of 2014 begins with local favorite and a world-class pianist, Ricky Nye. There are also songs by Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Johnny Adams. The last set features the Bluebirds Big Band, Steely Dan and Mark Murphy.
City Lights has released a new book of the lyrics of Van Morrison called "Lit Up Inside" which came out in late October, 2014.
The Claudettes will be returning to Cincinnati for a show at MOTR Pub, 1345 Main Street, in Over the Rhine, on Sat, 12/20. Show begins at 10pm with no cover. Information: 513-381-6687 or http://www.motrpub.com/.
Whether you're wrapping presents, drinking spiked eggnog, or partying with friends, you'll want to turn your radio to this blues Christmas special Saturday night, December 20th at 11pm. The show begins with the Steve Schmidt Organ Trio & Bill Caffie singing "Merry Christmas Baby." Other local musicians on the program include Scotty Anderson, "Away in a Manger," Bam Powell's "Another Waffle House Christmas," and "Silver Bells" by the Goshorn Brothers. You'll also hear from James Brown, BB King, and the Blind Boys of Alabama with special guest Aaron Neville. Ending this Christmas spe