Sun, 8 March 2009
This week's playlist:
• Who That Girl? (3:33) by Robert Stanley, from Roadman's Hammer (2008); available from DigStation.com, CDConnection.com and the iTunes Music Store. Visit RoadmansHammer.com and Robert's MySpace page for more information.
• Some Fun (2:27), Sugar Lee (4:32) and Lonely Blues (4:30), all by Damon Fowler, and all from Sugar Shack (2009); available from BlindPigRecords.com and the iTMS. Visit DamonFowler.com for more information.
• Mile High (4:46) by The Phantom Freeway Rhythm & Blues Revue, from Callin' In Rich. The band's page at the Podsafe Music network is here (where you can hear several more tracks).
• Chesterfield County Jail (3:59) by Mason Casey, from the compilation The Future of the Blues, Vol. 3 (2008); the track is from Sofa King Badass (2007). Both the compilation and Sofa King Badass are available from NorthernBlues.com, and Sofa King Badass is available from the iTMS. Visit this page at NorthernBlues.com for more information.
Mentioned during this episode: The Great Northern Blues Society's Blues Cafe 2009 and The Ash Grove.
To contact me: in addition to email - murphyssaloon(at)gmail(dot)com - you can contact me through the following social networking sites: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. You are also welcome to write reviews in iTunes.
Excellent sources of 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; 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.