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.
This week's program begins with Eric Clapton's unplugged "Walking Blues" followed by T Bone Burnett, Tom Waits and another favorite Ken Nordine. The second set features the Honey Island Swamp Band, Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills, Dylan and Peter Frampton. And finally the third set begins with a new Elvin Bishop release followed by Shemekia Copeland, Etta James, and ends with an instrumental from Joey DeFrancesco.
This week's Blues show (Sat night 9.27 at 11pm) begins with the title track from the new Alligator Records release by Marcia Ball called "The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man." This is followed by the Bluebirds version of Tom Waits' "Low Side of the Road." You'll also hear Gov't Mule who's coming to the Taft on Halloween night, Charlie Musselwhite, and ends with J.J. Cale.
This week's program begins with vocalist Madeline Peyroux who has a new cd coming out in October and has a handful of concerts lined up in December. You'll also hear from Tom Waits, k.d. lang and Peter Frampton. There are also songs by blues legends like John Mayall, Koko Taylor and the late Johnny Winter. And the show ends with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Delbert McClinton.