Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time For The Blues ~~ April 15, 2017

Keep playing that harp Henry!


Henry and I hope you will join us on tax day, Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 p.m. as we try to sooth those late night last minute blues. We’ve got some great new blues and a tribute to one of the all-time great blues rockers.

Let’s start off with some of the new blues we’re eager to share with you. First up is Eliza Neals, a young performer that we had a chance to sample her previous disc, Breaking And Entering, and we fell in love with her brand of gritty blues.

She recently released her follow up CD, 10,000 Feet Below, on her label E-H Records. When you hear what she and her main musical partner, Howard Glazer, have put together. I loved it, and you can find my review here.

Neals plays a mean piano, Glazer is a guitar wizard, and together they put together an amazing album full of electrifying songs. We’ve got several from the latest CD, and one from her previous album just to show what they can do.

Another set we’ve got for you features the very cool sounds of New Orleans based Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys. Like Eliza Neals, we found this group on their last album, Luke’s Dreams, that was released on Rip Cat Records. Since then, they relocated to the Crescent City and released their newest album, Never Trust The Living, and made their way back to Time From The Blues.

If you want the lowdown on the group, check out my review here.

But you know we’ve got more up our sleeves. A favorite group for us, and so many other people, is The Allman Brothers Band who mixed blues and rock to establish their own unique sound. A couple of years ago, a bunch of great performers got together to celebrate the genius that is Gregg Allman.

It took me a while to add the album to my collection, but when I got All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman, I knew immediately I would have to share it. The songs tend to be a little longer due to the jam band feel, but you can’t rush quality. We’ve got a couple of tunes from it this week, and a couple more coming up soon.

We’ve also got some more new material from Vin Mott, the Canadian bluesman Strongman, and 18-year old phenomenon Quinn Sullivan.  

You know the drill, catch that nap or keep the coffee pot going, just make sure you stay up and tune in at 11:00 p.m. because we are going to have a blast. It’ll be a better time if you come along.

You can point your browser to http://ideastations.org/radio or join us on one of the Idea Stations: 89.1 WCVN, Northern Neck; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagship, 88.9 WCVE-FM, Richmond, where it’s always Time For The Blues!
                                                                               


                                                 


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