Sun, 12 July 2009
This week's playlist:
• Grits Ain't Groceries (2:58) by The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, from Got Blues For You (2009); available from NorthernBlues.com and the iTunes Music Store. Visit HMJamzBluesBand.com for more information.
• Description Blues (8:04), Insomniacs Boogie (3:56) and At Least I'm Not With You (3:29) by The Insomniacs, and all from At Least I'm Not With You (2009); available from DeltaGrooveProductions.com and the iTMS. Visit this page at the Delta Groove site and The Insomniacs' MySpace page for more information.
• Muddy Bottom Blues (6:34) by Tab Benoit & Louisiana's LeRoux, from Night Train to Nashville (2008); available from the music page at Tab's site, ConcordMusicGroup.com and the iTMS. Visit TabBenoit.com for more information.
Mentioned during this episode: Murphy's Saloon at Mevio.com.
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. Karen also has a blog by the same name: Today's Chicago Blues. Both the book and the blog are highly recommended.
For up-to-the-minute news about things to do in Chicago: TheLocalTourist.com.
(Something noteworthy being done by a very hard-working, steel-willed, long-ago friend of mine: Flamenco Chicago)