Henry Cook and I hope you will join us this Saturday night, June 1st, at 10:00 as we bring you another death defying journey into the world of great music and really bad jokes. We’re walking a tightrope this evening without a net or common sense as we try to entertain you with some red hot blues!
We are full on into summer now and Richmond has the heat and humidity to prove it. This is the time of year I try to hibernate in my air conditioned office and meat locker. It’s strange that for nine months out of the year, no one comes near my office. Yes, I keep the thermostat very low, like see your breath fog up low. But three months out of the year, just about everyone drops by to cool off and shoot the breeze.
Makes it hard to get my work done.
Fortunately, nobody seems to know what I actually do around here, so I can get away with a reduced schedule. Instead however, I seem to be trying extra hard to catch up with what we’ve gotten in and want to share with you,
First up is our old pal Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin and his latest album. Apparently Bob was stuck as to what to call the album, so he just called it Bob Margolin. Bob is having an amazing career that features several years of being Muddy Waters’ guitarist, being a blues journalist, heading up the guitar program at the Pinetop Perkins Master Camp, and outstanding solo artist.
His latest album is on VizzTone, and he’s out on the road supporting it and doing a number of gigs with friends. I understand he’s heading to Richmond in late July and we’re working on setting up an interview with him for a future show. If you ever get a chance to catch him live, the music is amazing and the stories are truly one of a kind. Don’t miss him!
We’ve got three sides from the new album and just for fun we’ve got one from his previous release, My Road.
Another one of our favorites is Vin Mott, out of the great state of New Jersey. I can think of a couple of other great musicians who have called The Garden State home, and while Vin may not have achieved that household name status, around here we eagerly await his album releases.
The newest album, Rogue Hunter, is a lot of fun and he’s got some great high energy tracks just waiting to bust onto the airwaves. We’ve got three for you including one with one of the most unusual titles we’ve ever played. Want to find out what that is? Be sure to tune in Saturday night.
You know we’ve got more for you. In our new release set, we’ve got cuts from Kenny Parker, Cara Being Blue, and Tony Holiday teaming up with James Harman from Holiday’s Porch Sessions.
There’s still more for you, we’re going that extra mile and a half on this show, bringing you some great music from Jeremiah Johnson, Deb Rhymer, and the latest from Damon Fowler on Tab Benoit’s new label.
***PLAN YOUR CALENDAR NOW***
Great events coming up that you don’t want to miss include the River City Blues Society’s Blues Challenge June 16 at Richmond’s Capital Ale House from 1-6. This is where the RCBS will choose who will represent us at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next January. Usually they choose for two categories: solo/duo competition and band/group. It’s always a great time and I know I’ll be there doing something. We’ve discovered a lot of talent that we otherwise wouldn’t know and look forward to doing the same this year. Details here. And this is just in, I will once again be honored to be the emcee for the event.
Another awesome event is the Central Virginia Blues Society Blues Festival in Afton, Virginia on Saturday June 22nd. That will go from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. rain or shine and will feature a great line up including Eli Cook, The Jon Spear Band, Mike Goudreau, The Billy Price Charm City Band, and The Nighthawks. Ticket prices are $15 for members of the CVBS and The River City Blues Society. That’s right, in a show of solidarity, the board of CVBS is inviting members of the RCBS to come party with their family in a gorgeous setting at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. Details here.
If you’re a regular listener, we know you’re going to do whatever you need to do to join us at 10:00. If you’re new to Time For The Blues, drop by and find out what everybody is talking about.
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 yourbrowser here, or join us on one of the Idea Stations: 89.1 WCVN, Northern Neck; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 WCVE-Music, Richmond, where it’s always Time For The Blues!