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.
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.