Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time For The Blues - February 25, 2017

Couldn't you at least get us in focus?
Henry and I hope that you will join us this Saturday night, February 25th, at 11 for this week’s episode of Time For The Blues. We’ve got lots of great newer blues and a selection for an important, but often overlooked label.

Back a couple of years ago, I was fortunate to be the emcee for the 2014 Parkfest and had the chance to catch Moreland & Arbuckle live. They put on one heck of a show and I picked up their most recent album at that time. I’ve been waiting for the follow up since then and finally our patience has been rewarded.

Their most recent release, Promised Land Or Bust, is available on Alligator and we’ve got several selections for you. Just to give you a little sample of their previous work, we’ve got one from Just A Dream. We think you are going to be impressed with these gentlemen and find them to be hard rocking bluesmen!

And in case you’re interested, you can see some of my pictures from that event here. It was a great time and I hope that one day Richmond will be a major destination for a blues festival.

Another act that we’ve been following for some time is The Mighty Mojo Prophets. We’re going to play a few tracks from their most recent release, Record Store. They named the album after one of my favorite places to hang out, past and present. I love going into stores and just asking the more knowledgeable clerks for a suggestion. If they did well the first time, I asked for more.

Anyway, I digress. The Mighty Mojo Prophets would most likely have been one of the bands I might have missed if it wasn’t for friendly salespeople who took the time to find out what I liked and suggest new artists. Now, Henry and I get a chance to take those positions and suggest new artists for you. Let us know how we’re doing…

I mentioned the under-known label but didn’t name it. It’s the Chief label based out of Chicago and they only released a handful of singles. Many of them are quite good, but unfortunately the label didn’t have the financial resources to get them out in a big way. Still they had some terrific artists signed and we are going to hear tracks from Junior Wells, a duo that I can’t find any other information about - Bobby & Lucy, and one side from Frank Butler.

We also have some releases that we think you’re going to enjoy from In Layman Terms, Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars, and the one and only Sugar Blue. As an aside, our friends In Layman Terms, were also performers at the 2014 Parkfest. You can check out their pictures at that link above.

So, make your plans to join us this Saturday night. We’re on late, 11 p.m., or as we like to call it, the shank of the evening. If you need to take a nap, or sleep late, or chug some major caffeine, do what you have to do, because we are going to have some fun.

You know where to find us, either online at http://ideastations.org/ or online at 88.9 WCVE-FM where it’s always Time For The Blues!




                               

                   

              


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