We hope you will join us this week (8/9/14) for Time For The Blues as Henry and I are cooking up a delicious mix of great blues and weak comedy! It’s the kind of show you’ll want to call all your friends together and have a listening party complete with great food and board games!
During much of our lives and all of our individual and collective radio careers, Henry and I have been told we act like eight year olds, and that’s appropriate for this week’s show because it’s our EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY! That’s right; the little show that was supposed to last six weeks has made it to eight years. If we do the math, with an average of 14 songs per show x 52 weeks a year x 8 years equals 5284 great songs and approximately 3 good jokes.
Without seeming to be fawning or overly sentimental, we would never have lasted anytime without your listernship, so thank you for sticking around and we hope that we will be able to entertain you for many years to come.
So what do we have up our sleeve this week? We’ve got a smoking tune from the Tedeschi Trucks Band that just tears it up like you won’t believe. They are one of the acts we could play every week and never get tired of their work (click the sample above).
Then we’ve got some recent work from The Forrest McDonald Band – and Forrest continues to kick it into high gear. He’s worked and toured with some of the greats and the more I hear from him, the better I like it. Plus we’ve got some new tracks from Alligator recording artists Selwyn Birchwood and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats.
And then there’s George Thorogood rocking it like nobody’s business. It doesn’t get any better than that.
You know Henry is going to bring on the Brits for our celebration of the blues, so listen up for Gary Moore and Love Sculpture featuring the great Dave Edmunds.
Where would we be without the giants? Not the ones from San Francisco that are the parent team for our friends The Flying Squirrels. No we’re talking about just some of the all-time greats: Jimmy Reed, John Hammond, and the tandem of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Bo Diddley. How would you like to have been a fly on the wall when those three guys got in the same room?
Then it’s time for a slice of R&B pie. We’ve got sides from Otis Redding, James Carr and Spencer Wiggins (the last two from our favorite unknown Memphis R&B label Goldwax)! Plus, Henry has promised a great song from a guy who has been immortalized in a recent movie – and his name is not Groot. I guess we’ll have to “get on up” to Time For The Blues!
So do whatever you’ve got to do to make sure you join us for this once in a lifetime show. How often do you celebrate an eight year anniversary and we’re bringing the presents? We’re coming to you on Saturday night at 11:00! And if the house is a-rocking, don’t bother knocking – come on in!