Join us this week (8/11/13) as we celebrate the 7th Anniversary of Time for the Blues! We're still shaking our heads in disbelief but as long as we're still here, come along for the ride! It all started in a 5,000 watt station in Fresno, California.....
What were you doing seven years ago? That’s the big question we’re asking this week on Time for The Blues as we are celebrating our 7th anniversary of great music and bad jokes. And to make sure you want to come to the party, we’ve brought along some great new sides and a smattering of classics to go with the cake and punch.
Okay, so Henry actually locked the anniversary cake in his office in order to make sure he gets some this year, and the punch tasted like drain cleaner, but the music is smoking hot and Henry has made sure to find a few surprises to throw in along the way.
Recently we received a great disc from Roomful Of Blues (well actually, it came from a friend of ours at Alligator Records) celebrating their 45th year in the business. So, we’ve only got 38 more years to catch up to these guys! We’ve played a little from this CD already, and it’s just a prelude to even more great sides to come.
We’ve got some new music from the Tedeshi Trucks Band and the Pam Taylor Band. (Be sure to check out the Tedeshi Trucks website for information about their upcoming visit to Richmond!) Henry says to listen to Pam Taylor’s guitar work AND her vocals; this lady is the total package and the more you hear, the more you’ll be impressed.
More classic tunes--first from Steve “The Colonel” Cropper with B.B. King and Shemekia Copeland, then Copeland turns it loose solo on a song written by her father Johnny Copeland.
Can’t have desert without dinner, so for our main course we’ve got Bacon Fat. You remember Bacon Fat? That was a group harp legend Rod Piazza founded and we’ve got a couple of sides with the band WITH another harp legend George “Harmonica” Smith! Very tasty. And there is a side from one of our unusual suspects Big Head Blues Club tearing up a Robert Johnson classic.
And there’s more, but we don’t want to spoil your appetite. So catch that nap early, and be prepared to stay up late and celebrate. Remember, when everybody else goes home, that’s when we get going. Join us, and you don’t even need to bring a present, but if you want to send a card, we wouldn’t say no. Time for the Blues with John Porter and Henry Cook airs Sundays at 1:00 a.m.