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.
I went into an unplanned direction on this Saturday's show. Sometimes music will take you on a voyage, and so it goes. I had a stack of cds on my desk that I had pulled for the show. The top one was Wynton Marsalis's cd "The Midnight Blues: Standard Time vol.5." It had kind of a jazzy blues feel, and a new path was forged.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended the deadline for entering songs to November 4, 2014. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and entries are accepted online through the ISC platform and Sonicbids or through the mail.
Judges this year include: Tom Waits, Sarah McLachlan, Bastille, J. Holiday, Sara Evans, DJ Snake, Avicii, McCoy Tyner, Garbage, John Hiatt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gerald Casale (Devo), Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic), Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); and many, many more.