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.
This week's show begins with Janiva Magness who'll be performing on the Woodsong's Old Time Radio House in Lexington on Monday, 10/27. She'll be followed by the Neville Brothers, Keb' Mo' and Deanna Bogart.
Later in the show you'll hear from Groove Holmes, Harry Connick, Jr., and the Blind Boys of Alabama. And The Blues will end with "Just a Closer Walk to Thee" by the KSO Newport Ragtime Band from a cd they put out in 2010.