It's getting to be that time of year. You know, the weather is finally being somewhat consistent, it's staying lighter longer and I can see the road signs up ahead of a future vacation. It's with that eye on the horizon that I decided to make this week's World Music Show (4/27) a mini-trip to various island nations (with other "beachy" locales thrown in). You could say that I'm getting Itchy Feet about wanting to travel.
Its fun to have musicians like Mike Stern, Thomas Youngblood, Mike Pope et alia during Guitar Month--but--we’ve got a host of great musicians in our own backyard. And that’s what the show is about this week--concentrating on Virginia pickers.
Not to ride on the capes of the ever-popular WCVE Public Radio show Time for the Blues, hosted by John Porter and Henry Cook, but every once in awhile I like to feature a bevy of "World Blues" music on this show. So, as a nod to those two fine fellows, on this week's World Music Show (4/20), you'll get to hear a few chunks of this style of music--but done with a world-music twist.
Elvis Unleaded? What's up with that? Check out Time for the Blues this week (4/21/13) as we reveal the mystery behind this cool CD and check out more tracks from Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign Remastered" as well as some way cool crossovers! Don't you just love quirky, imaginative CD premises like this?
When I was a kid, growing up in the bosom of the San Fernando Valley--a suburb in the Los Angeles basin, I was surrounded by about 13 orange trees. Yet, when my Mother would tell me to go pick some oranges, so she could squeeze some fresh orange juice for us, I would complain.
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!