Ronnie Earl is a true New England music treasure. The former guitarist of Roomful of Blues has been a solo artist for decades and continues to release new albums every year; his latest is “Father’s Day” from 2015.
Charlie Musselwhite celebrates a birthday on January 31st, so we had to do a set devoted to the world-famous and legendary blues harmonica player from Mississippi.
We began the show this week by celebrating the upcoming birthday of Elmore James, born January 27, 1918 and passed away in 1963.
We begin the show today with a three-song tribute to soul singer Otis Clay, who passed away unexpectedly last week from a heart attack.
Mississippi Fred McDowell, legendary slide player from north Mississippi, not the Delta, was born in 1904 and passed away back in 1972. The guitarist influenced many a player including Bonnie Raitt (whom he tutored). Since his birthday comes around on Tuesday 1/12, we began with a tribute to him with his songs and best remembered performances.
Happy Blue Year! 2016 – here we go! As always, as the show continues on to its 17th anniversary, thank you for your support.
For the final Sunday Morning Blues show of 2015, we did what has become an annual event: the Top 30 Album Countdown.
This is our last show before the holiday, so have a very Merry Christmas from all your friends at Sunday Morning Blues!
We celebrated birthdays by legendary harmonica giant Paul Butterfield and big-voiced Big mama Thornton to start the show, plus multi-instrumentalist and singer Lucky Peterson celebrates his own birthday by checking in with a cover of a Jimi Hendrix song from “Axis: Bold as Love.”
We lost the legendary harmonica player Junior Wells back in 1998, but that sure didn’t stop us from celebrating his December 9th birthday!