Show # 98 - Back To Blues
The weather outside today is absolutely gorgeous and it's almost a shame to be inside recording a podcast. However one of the things I love better than the springtime weather in Charleston is listening to great blues and independent artist music. The past few episodes have been devoted to interviews and feature length content of a single artist. So today I felt like mixing it up once again with new and old songs. Like I've said may times, the blues make me happy so today's lineup is blues heavy along with some alternative rock and funk.
An artist that I love to open the show with is Brad Wilson and his song Something Goin' On from his album "Rocking The Blues". Reverend Zen then laments the fact that they're the victim of having a Bad Attitude.
My good friend and tremendous session drummer Bill Ray sent me the new album from Ernest Lane. Both Ernest and Bill were members of Ike Turner's band for many years and I always like hearing what Bill has been doing. So I spin up a two-fer featuring Bill, first with What Kind Of Love from Ernest Lane's upcoming album "Born With The Blues". I then play a track from a recent project of Bill's with Sheila Sondergard and the title track from her new album called Spoke Too Loud.
Another of my favorite artists is Sarah Ayers and her song Get It From Me from "3am Epiphany", followed by the Kelly Richey Band and Nothing To Do With Love. The Josh Kirkland band gives a good electric-blues tune called Hard Time Blues.
"Mean" Gene Kelton and the Diehards does a fine rendition of Poke Salad Annie, a tune originated by Tony Joe White and later made famous Elvis Presley. After that I was still hungry so I pulled into Fat Eddie's Diner by The Bluescasters.
Struttin' around the old hen house is a favorite theme of blues artists and a fine example comes to this week from The Phantom Blues Band with their song Barnyard Blues. Patty Reese tells us all about her Man Boy, which is another great tune from her making it's first appearance on The Big Break.
Another pop-jazz tune from Kerry Politzer off her album 'You Took Me In" called Always helps lead into the close of this week's show with the funky stylings from The Band That Saved The World as they take us on for a ride on the Funk Bus.