Thu, 11 June 2009
This week's playlist:
• Soul Monster (3:54), Queen Bee (4:09) and Tell Me About It Sam (5:37), all by Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet, and all from Soul Monster (2009), set for a June 16th, 2009 release on the Delta Groove Productions label. Visit TheMightyFlyers.com and Delta Groove Productions for more information.
• Recession Blues (2:29) by Rivers & Roads, from a forthcoming album titled I've Got Issues. Visit the Rivers & Roads MySpace page for more information.
• Mississippi Grace (3:12) by Matthew D and Random Tuesday, from Notes From The Edge (2006), available from CD Baby and the iTunes Music Store. Visit MattDWard.com or their Garageband page for more information.
Mentioned during this show: Koko Taylor, the Queen of the Blues.
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. The Blues Report.
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.