This week on Time for the Blues (4/24/11), John Porter and Henry Cook pay tribute to one of the true blues giants, Pinetop Perkins. Pinetop passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2011 at the tender age of 97. We also remember our friend and colleague Page Wilson, a player and supporter of the blues. Page passed away in March as well.
You know, I really love doing the World Music Show. And with every show, there are segments or chunks, as I like to call them, that I feel truly gel. And there are other chunks that are good, but don't seem to have that magic. But then there are entire shows that I feel truly transcend the euphoric feeling I get when putting tunes together. This week I've put together one of those shows. I feel like I've been able to mix every aspect of World Music as well as inject a bit of humor in songs.
With these brief hints of spring that have come across the skies of Virginia lately, it got me thinking about what kind of warn weather music I like to listen to. So on this week's World Music Show (4/16), I'll have some pretty bouncy grooves BossaNova style, along with some music from the Wine lands. Plus, for some reason I really felt like hearing some Gypsy music.
Strange title – well, yes. And obviously a play on words. The Italian flag colours in honor of Italian musicians as we celebrate International Guitar Month and Richard White, who will be in our studio this week as we talk about his new band Divining Sage and disc The Universe Room.
This week on Time for the Blues (4/17/11) John Porter and Henry Cook take a listen to Henry’s MP3 Player! Specifically, we’ll listen to blues I found on a pre-loaded song card that came as a complete surprise to us! You’ll hear tracks of all types of blues, from classic Chicago to British to Psychedelic and back again!
For week two of International Guitar Month on The Electric Croude, we’ll hear some of Richmond’s best from the jazz community. Thirteen years ago, Emme St. James was just starting out. Now she’s a seasoned professional.