Time for the Blues fans--how about some free blues? Yes--I said FREE! Our friends at Alligator Records are offering a 17 song sampler for Public Radio Music Month that’s free to download! Read on for the links and comment back to us your favorite tracks and we’ll feature them on future shows and give you credit!
If you play it they will come... OK, couldn't resist that. But its true. A non-descript, no name electric guitar has been fretted around the world by thousands of fingers. Its story this week on The Electric Croude as we continue our celebration of International Guitar Month. Simple rules for those in the mix... original tune/keep it for a week/pass it on. Check this out for more details.
Some times we all need a little distraction. It's a good idea to once in awhile take a break from whatever is bogging you down or clouding your mind and listen to some music. What a great escape music can be, don't you think? So, on this week's World Music Show (4/6), they'll be two hours of some fun and distracting music.
Guitar Player magazine got it right calling Jake Hertzog the ambassador to the non-jazz world. Readers of GP know that Jake is a talented Berklee educated musician--and as eloquent as he is smart. I was thrilled to chat by phone with him recently at his place in NYC as he readied for a gig at the prestigious Iridium club.
Join us the week (4/7/13) as Time for the Blues features legendary guitarists--tracks from the new Jimi Hendrix release as well as a newly remastered version of Albert King's late 60's Stax classic "Born Under a Bad Sign" -- isn't that a cool cover? These tracks sound as fresh as if they were recorded yesterday! We'll also check out the new CD by Andy Poxon!
Not sure why I just decided to quote the Teletubbies in the headline for this week's World Music Show (3/30). It could be because of the cover picture, which is the band XTC. They, like the Teletubbies, were also British, and from this picture it looks like they were having quite a bit of fun. However, this may lead you to ask, why is that band being featured on the World Music Show? Well, believe it or not, there is one song in their canon that I think plays as a "World Music" type of song, but I'm getting ahead of myself.