Hope you’re planning to stay up late with us as Henry Cook and I have some great blues coming your way on Time for the Blues this week (2/24/13) on WCVE Public Radio. We’ve got a couple of old favorites, and some new players – well new for us – and a bunch of bad jokes lined up, but it won’t mean a thing if you’re not there.
We should probably call this show “More Moore Mo” as we’re featuring one of our favorite guitar wizards, the one and only Gary Moore. We’ve featured Moore on previous shows, but this week Henry has unearthed a CD of Moore’s that we’ve never featured before. And wait until you hear these sides. We may never hear the likes of Moore again, but we’ll keep playing him as long as we can.
If that’s not enough, we are finally getting around to correcting a long time oversight when we play some sides by Keb’ Mo. Yes, it’s true; we’ve played some of the all-time greats and still managed to overlook one of the best musicians alive. Maybe it’s the late hour, maybe it’s the low budgets, we’re not sure. But we are sure that we’ve finally gotten around to playing a guy whose music we both enjoy and we hope you’re going to like it as well.
You know Henry will find any excuse to play some more Brit Blues, and we’ve got some for you this week with a look at some Rolling Stones sides that were not featured on the special we aired recently. I think you’ll like these as well as one from the super group Cream from their BBC Sessions.
We’ll also feature a couple of recent releases with a Richmond connection – a side from The Bush League who hail from the depths of Chesterfield County and have a nice indy release and another from 4Jacks which is released on EllerSoul Records located here in Richmond. We’ll be featuring several EllerSoul releases in the near future and hope to have the head honcho, Li’l Ronnie himself, in the studio before much longer.
So, if you’re not quite recovered from Mardi Gras or need a little music to help get you through the night, we’ve got just what you need: great music and really bad jokes. Make sure you catch a nap that day and hang out with us that night. You’ll be glad you did, and so will we! Time for the Blues with John Porter and Henry Cook airs Sundays at 1:00 a.m.
**Okay, we’ve corrected the Keb’ Mo kerfuffle, who are some of the other artists you would like to hear us play? We’re always on the lookout for folks we’ve missed, so here’s your chance to let us have it.**