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NEW Robert Cray and Lisa Mann! Li'l Ronnie Episode 4!

Make sure you join us for Time For The Blues this Saturday night (4/19/14) as we bring you some amazing blues. Not just good, we’re going for amazing and you’ll be glad you tuned in! We have new tracks from the Robert Cray Band and one of our favorites, Lisa Mann! Also, another chat and tunes with local harpmaster Li'l Ronnie Owens!

That famous ad campaign says, “Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” I hope not, because Henry Cook has been out in Vegas attempting to win....well..something. Of course, as he’s trying to eke out every last minute in Sin City, his flight into Richmond would leave him only a few minutes to spare before I’ve got to start the show.

Yes indeed, fingers crossed, we just might be able to start the show on time. That is, unless my brand new copy of Robot Monster finds its way into our DVD player. But before he took off for the land of Elvis Impersonators and Drive Through Wedding Chapels, Henry put together a killer show.

And I’m going to share it with you.

First off, we’ve got some sides from the new Robert Cray Band CD, "In My Soul." Cray is one of those cats that every time we play his stuff, we say, “We’ve got to play more from this guy.” So now we’re finally getting around to playing some more. Since his breakout release "Strong Persuader" in 1986, this gifted guitarist has stayed true to his blues roots but now adds some Soul to the mix, hence the title of the new CD! Robert hails from just down the road – Newport News – and we’re delighted that he's still going strong!

Lisa Mann - Move On CD cover Then we’ve got some new material from singer/songwriter/bassist extraordinaire Lisa Mann. If you haven’t discovered this West Coast dynamo, well get ready to have your socks knocked off. Lisa got in touch with us a few years back when she released her first indie CD. Her latest, "Move On" is number three, and they just keep getting better. Her bass playing is more solid than ever and her vocals are tremendous--check out the audio sample!

Whether you’re a first time listener or a long-time fan, you are really going to enjoy this segment.

Just for grins our old pal Li’l Ronnie Owens slides up to the microphone to talk some more about EllerSoul Records and we’ve got a couple of songs from a compilation CD he put together of many EllerSoul artists taking a different spin on 60's car tunes that we know you will enjoy.

And if that wasn’t enough, how about a tease of the latest Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart collaboration and a blast from the past from the one and only George 'Harmonica' Smith. I don’t know where Henry found that one, but we’re delighted to be able to bring it to you.

So don’t worry about getting up early the next day, just relax in front of your radio (or even your computer if you’re out of the area) and enjoy. Just because Henry might miss his flight, it’s going to be an even better show! Seriously, he’s far too valuable to the show and I’m far too lazy. But it’s still going to be a great show--and bring your friends, believe me they’ll owe you later! Time for the Blues with John Porter and Henry Cook airs Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.