There's a refreshing variety of styles in the songs you'll hear in this blues show. From beginning with Junior Wells' song "Tobacco Road" to Take Six, and Joey DeFrancesco. There's a taste of New Orleans with Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville, and Dr. John. And the last set features Charlie Musselwhite, who was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in December, 2012, and the last song is "Talk about Suffering" by the Blind Boys of Alabama.
The first set of this blues program includes a song by Bobby "Blue" Bland who was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Included during the rest of the show are legendary musicians like Dr. John, the Allman Brothers Band, and Albert King. You'll also hear "Gotta Serve Somebody" by Bob Dylan from the Sopranos soundtrack.
This Saturday evening's show begins with J.D. Souther who's been featured in the "Nashville" television series. You'll also hear from local musicians Kelly Richey and the Blues Merchants. There's also songs by Koko Taylor, John Mayall, and Ike & Tina Turner. And the show ends with personal favorite, Tom Waits, singing "Shiver Me Timbers" from his "Heart of Saturday Night" album.
This week's Blues show starts out with some of the ladies of the blues: Eden Brent, Renee Austin, Sista Monica and Irma Thomas who's the Soul Queen of New Orleans. From there, you'll hear BB King & Eric Clapton on BB's classic, The Thrill is Gone. Since Peter Frampton's coming to the Horseshoe Casino on June 22nd with the Doobie Brothers, there's a phone interview that Brian O'Donnell did with him in April and also one of Frampton's songs from his album, Now. And we'll end with two musicians who are coming to the Taft Theatre on July 1st, John Hiatt and Robert Cray.
On this Armed Forces Day, a program featuring some well-known musicians as well as some you may not be familiar with. The show begins with the Doc Robins Band from Virginia and vocalist Lisa Mann from Oregon. These folks are followed by Van Morrison and a personal favorite, Johnny Adams from New Orleans. You'll also hear from Vinx, Chet Baker, Diana Krall; and closing the show, Gov't Mule with Steve Winwood.