Show # 94 - New and Familiar
I'm calling New and Familiar because I have a great mix of both new music being featured for the first time on the show along with songs from artists that you've been listening to for years.
There are lots of reasons why someone decides to become a musician. Maybe it's the lure of fame and fortune or the thrill of performing in front of others. It could be that music is in their blood and drives their desire to work long hours for little money just for enjoyment that only music can provide.
I'm going to kick the show off today with a track from the band King Karma that reminds us of one of the many reasons why guys like to be in a band, and that's the chance to hook up with an enthusiastic fan after the show; just looking for someone to Shake My Bones. A selection from Mark Kerr's killer album "One Drink Away From The Blues" that I haven't played for some time is Thinkin' and Drinkin'.
I then offer up a two-fer of sorts with songs featuring Ann Wilson. First up is a live version of Crazy On You by Ann and Nancy Wilson with their band Heart. Then we get to hear Ann once again, this time from her solo album "Hope and Glory" with the song Where To Now St. Peter (with a little backup vocal help from Elton John).
I always love getting to feature new artists on The Big Break, and this week I bring you a fun tune from Patty Reese called She's So Happy (Just To Have A Bo Like You). We then get "funky" with Way To Funky by the Funky Blues Messiahs. Did I mention we get funky?
A return visit by Amy B with Each Thing You Do continues our middle set followed by one my favorite live tracks from Matthew Ebel's album "Beer and Coffee" called Single Man's Lament. Laura Clapp (now Laura Davidson) rocks us out with Hey, Hey, Sister.
Another new artist featured today is Alvin Jett and The Phat noIz Blues Band with their song Boogie To The Blues. The always talented Daddy Mack Blues Band brings us Giving You My Money followed by Cold Blooded Lover by W.C. Clark.
For a little post "Fat Tuesday" vibe I bring the Irene Sage Band from Louisiana with her song Dig Down Low. And we close out the show with the title track from Joan Osborne's 2006 album Pretty Little Stranger.
Don't miss next week's show where I feature an interview and new music from Ruby James's new album Desert Rose.