Sun, 25 January 2009
This week's playlist:
• Don't Know What You're Missing (3:39), Do Something (3:44) and Iron City (5:07), all by BJ Allen & Blue Voodoo, and all from Heartless (2008); available from CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit BlueVoodooBlues.com for more information.
• Run Home To Mama (3:38) by Danny Burton, included on the compilation Blues And Roots, Vol. 4 (2007), available from BluesandRootsPromotions.com in Australia. Run Home To Mama is from Danny's 2005 CD Take a Step Back. Visit Danny's MySpace page for more information and to hear several other tracks.
• Big Bee (6:52) by Reverend Raven, from Bake Sale, Volume Four (2007), available from the Great Northern Blues Society. Big Bee is also the title track of the Rev.'s most recent CD, which is available from BlueslandRecords.com, CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit ReverendRaven.com for more information.
Excellent resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues; BluesRevue.com, the online home of Blues Revue magazine; BigCityBluesMag.com, the online home of Big City Blues magazine; and BluesCritic.com.
Be sure to read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago.
For up-to-the-minute news about things to do in Chicago: TheLocalTourist.com.