Articles by Henry Cook
Join us the next two weeks for Time for the Blues (1/15/12 & 1/22/12) as we revisit our "Unusual Suspects"--artists not normally known for the blues, like Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart and ZZ Top! We had a blast finding this great stuff and you'll have a blast hearing it!
What says the holidays more than a bunch of chestnuts in a Target bag? Join us on Time for the Blues this week (12/18/11) as we play some of our favorite "old" chestnuts from our early years! And for dessert, another episode of the "The Goldwax Story!"
Just as we promised, here's our chat with Eden Brent from Sunday's Time for the Blues! We had a great time on this show and YOU will have a great time if you catch Eden in concert tomorrow (Wednesday October 12, 8 PM) at the Capital Ale House Music Hall sponsored by our friends at the River City Blues Society (click this link to order tix)!
So just what does this classic picture of Tuesday Weld have to do with Time for the Blues this week (9/4/11)? Well, you might have to listen to find out! Besides, as much as we love George T, we love Tuesday more!
With the mid 1960s blues resurgence came many young players and new bands. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one--following in the footsteps of the Chicago greats like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, they created their own unique hard-driving sound! Check them out this week on Time for the Blues (8/14/11)!
Believe it or not, Time for the Blues celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary this week (8/7/2011)! We’re more surprised than you are! The Rat Pack won’t be there--but the show will be as cool as if they were!
This week on Time for the Blues (7/31/11), John and Henry “reconsider” the great songwriting talents of Lowell Fulson. He wrote the Elvis Presley classic Reconsider Baby. We'll hear some of Lowell's own recordings as well as blues greats who covered his songs!
What can you say about James Cotton? Plenty--one of the greatest blues harp players is now 75 and still going strong! On Time for the Blues this week (7/24/11), we’ll feature tracks from his latest release, Giant!