What's the 4th of July weekend without a little taste of the blues? On tonight's show, you'll hear from Albert Washington, the Rebirth Brass Band, and k.d. lang. And be sure to put on your August calendar a couple of blues festivals. There's the Cincy Blues Fest down at Sawyer Point on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd, plus the free 16th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival from 11am to 11pm on Saturday, August 2nd, in historic downtown Lebanon. They'll also have 150 historic cars on display in their car show.
Cincy Blues Fest is looking for volunteers to help out with a shift or two on Friday, 8/1 or Saturday, 8/2.
You can sign up via firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for Marschelle Schauble on the Cincy Blues Society voice mail: 513-739-2583. More information is also on the Cincy Blues Fest volunteer page.
Tonight's show begins with Harry Connick, Jr, "City Beneath the Sea" from his 2013 release, "Smokey Mary" on Columbia. The first set of the program ends with Billie Holiday's "Solitude." During the second set you'll hear Joe Cocker and from Columbus, Ohio, Tony Monaco. Roy Orbison, Dr. John and Tom Waits songs are in the 3rd set, and this blues show ends with classic Delbert McClinton and his 1990 song "My Love is Burnin'."
This week's program begins with Gregg Allman's "Midnight Rider." You'll also hear classic Billie Holiday, blues legends Albert King and Lonnie Mack, plus George Thorogood & the Destroyers.
Looking ahead, the Cincy Blues Fest is around the corner with music along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati on Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd. Featured national acts include Jarekus Singleton, Selwyn Birthwood, and Guy Forsyth.