Sun, 7 October 2007
This week's playlist:
• Sexual Chocolate by The Ken DeRouchie Band, from Unglued (2005). For free downloads of this and other tracks, go to this page. Visit KDBand.net and their MySpace page for more information. Recently, Ken also added discussion boards to the band's site.
• Wild Gods of Mexico by Ray Wylie Hubbard, also from Snake Farm (2006).
• Snake Farm by Ray Wylie Hubbard, title track of Snake Farm (2006).
• Rollin' by Maria Daines, a single obtained from the Podsafe Music Network. Two albums of Maria's music are available from the iTMS: Treebone and Brother of the Road (both 2005). Visit Maria-Daines.com for more information about Maria and her partner (and guitarist) Paul Killington.
Mentioned during this show: the Snake Farm in New Braunfels, TX; the NPR interview with RWH about Snake Farm; the audio of RWH telling the "Up Against The Wall" story was obtained from TakeCountryBack.Wordpress.com; Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Flannery O'Connor, Rainer Maria Rilke, Joseph Campbell; and many, many thanks to Jimmy Perkins, president and CEO of Sustain Records.
Excellent online resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; and be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues. Be sure to read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago.