Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time For The Blues ~~ March 3, 2018

Henry and I hope that you will join us this Saturday Night, March 3rd, at 11 as we recreate the great Olympic Curling Team and sweep in another exciting action packed episode of Time For The Blues.

While Henry has been glued to the television for the past few weeks cheering on all of our great competitors (okay, I cheered them on as well, but really didn’t catch the events themselves), I’ve been busy tunneling my way through the onslaught of great blues that has made its way to my desk.

And let me tell you brothers and sisters, I mean that this music is GOOD! It’s gooder than most, it may be the goodest music we’ve heard in a long time. Don’t send me letters, I know the proper words, but these seem to fit the bill pretty well…

Who are we playing, you ask out loud? Well, for starters, we’ve got one of our favorite piano pounding pundits, the one and only Mitch Woods himself. We featured Woods in one of our earliest shows, and we’ve kept our eyes open ever since looking for new material. Fortunately, Mrs. Professor gave me an advance on my allowance and I was able to buy a copy when the new CD came out.

Mitch has put together a duets album and he’s playing with some of the best talent currently walking the planet. We’re going to features songs that team him up with Kenny Neal, Elvin Bishop, and Maria Muldaur. Where else are you going to find music like that? Just right here on Time For The Blues.

But we’re just getting started! That’s right, you heard me, we’ve got more for you.

Since we’re always on the lookout for new talent, Henry and I get a chance to listen to some great players, and this week, I am happy to report that we’ve got several new artists to share with you.

Another feature will shine the spotlight on Heather Newman, whom I first heard as the bass player for the great Nick Schnebelen. Schnebelen has been tearing it up for several years now, first as a great guitarist with the popular family band Trampled Under Foot, and then on his own with his own kick ass band.

Now, his bass player, Newman has stepped out with her first solo album, Burn Me Alive, just released on VizzTone. She’s good, she’s very good, and the album smokes from beginning to end. We’re going to sample a few songs from it, and share one with her backing Schnebelen.

And that’s only half the show! We’ve still got more.

Henry and I have been needing some soul for a long time, and I finally decided it was time to rectify that mistake with help from Andrea Marr, Rockie Charles, and Miss Freddye herself.

Believe it or not, there’s still more on the way! Don’t give up on us yet, keep pushing, the thrill of victory is within your grasp…

We have new releases from the Jim Shaneberger Band, from Kelly Z (she does a great turn on an Isaac Hayes classic), and R.D. “Real Deal” Olson from their latest albums. Each one of these new releases are fun and I’m sure you’re going to like them as much as we do.

We’ve got everything all laid out and ready to go, all we need is you and a few hundred of your closest friends. You know how to find us, 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, 93.1 WWLB Ettrick and 107.3 WBBT Powhatan, and the flagship, 88.9 WCVE-FM, Richmond, where it’s always Time For The Blues!