Sunday Morning Blues
Tab Benoit, Baton Rouge guitarist, singer and songwriter extraordinaire, plus defender of Louisiana wetlands, has a birthday on Monday November 17th, turning a young 47 years old, so we had to start with a Benoit tribute!
We began by celebrating two great careers both in the Blues and mainstream rock – the Allman Brothers Band and Bonnie Raitt!
New month, but we looked back a week to musically eulogize the fantastic talent of singer/songwriter/bassist/multi-instrumentalist Jack Bruce.
The underrated and under-appreciated bluesman Elvin Bishop is still out there, touring, hosting Blues Cruises and putting out album after album. Here’s to our birthday boy!
October 18th is the 88th birthday of the singer/songwriter/guitarist and character known as Chuck Berry. We began the show by paying tribute to the living legend.
Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 60 on Friday October 4th; we began with a couple from the legendary guitarist we lost in 1990. SRV preferred the Strat, but Albert Collins was the self-proclaimed “Master of the Telecaster.” The late guitarist shares Stevie’s birthdate, as well as harmonica ace Billy Branch!
We celebrated some Blues birthdays to get the show started this week – from bandleader, songwriter and singer Tiny Bradshaw, who first made “Train Kept a Rollin’” a hit in 1951 to mega-star Bruce Springsteen [...]
I was thinking about a new reality TV show spotlighting a Blues family – the Morganfields! I’m referring to the family of one McKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters and his two sons Mud and [...]
We started off the show this week with a tribute to keyboardist David Maxwell, sideman to so many great artists and star of a series of fine solo albums. We recommend “Max Attack,” his album [...]
We began this week’s show with tributes to late, great Bluesmen Little Milton on vocals and Jimmy Reed – the singer/songwriter/guitarist who took electric blues from the plantation to Carnegie Hall back in the 60’s! [...]