Blues Show 13 playlist

 
Lonnie Mack and Stevie Ray Vaughan
photo from here 

Rick Pisano – Ain’t Got the Blues
Electrofied – Life is Like A Boomerang
Minnie and the Victors – Barefootin’ – Studio guests
Lonnie Mack – Ridin’ The Blinds
Minnie and The Victors – Piece Of My Heart
Susan Tedeschi – Rock Me Right
Bettye Lavette – What Condition My Condition Is In
17th Street Band – Shankin’ The Dust
Minnie and The Victors – Gimme Shelter – Studio guests
Minnie and The Victors – House of The Rising Sun – Studio guests
Electrofied – 99 Miles
Minnie and The Victors – Mercedes Benz- Studio guests
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand the Weather

The Blues Show: myspace.com/bluesshow

Blues Show Guests – Minnie & The Victors

On Monday night (9-10pm) I have my first guests on this new set of blues shows. I’ll be joined in the studio by Minnie and The Victors – a great band who paid a visit to our previous studios in March 2009. (details here). I’m really looking forward to their visit – Minnie has a great voice (and a wicked sense of humour too!). Since their last visit they’ve been playing lots of gigs around the North East, and further afield too. If you’d like to hear what Minnie and The Victors sound like, you can check out their myspace page.

The Blues Show on BishopFM 105.9

Toon Rocks For Haiti

Some friends of mine have stepped up to raise funds for the disaster appeal in Haiti. I offered my services but understand that they had over a dozen bands and more solo artists offer to play, There are all kinds of fundraising streams happening amongst musicians here in the North East of England. There’s a facebook page here.
 
 
 

Blues Show 12 playlist

Kelly Richey

John Lee Hooker and The Groundhogs – Mai Lee
The Groundhogs – Shake For Me
Kelly Richey – Leave The Blues Behind
Cream – Born Under A Bad Sign
Fiona Boyes – Stranger In Your Eyes
Bad Influence – You Stepped On My Heart
Chris Cotton – Was It Low?
Minnie and The Victors – Spinnin’ Wheel
Nicole Hart – Gin House Blues
Albert Castiglia – He’s Got All The Whiskey
Kelly Richey – Jericho Road
Guitar Shorty – A Little Less Conversation
Levon Helm – Feelin’ Good
Kelly Richey – One Day We’ll Feel The Sun

The Groundhogs to play in Bishop Auckland

My friend and talented musician Tom Atkinson has had a hand in organising this gig. Tom and his band Victims of the Fury have supported The Groundhogs before, with Tom joining the onstage for a few numbers too. Like many folks of a certain age, I listened to The Groundhogs incessantly for several years, but recently I have only listened to one or two tracks – mainly their blues influenced stuff. But I will certainly be at this gig. Discussions are underway with Tony McPhee to see if we can arrange an acoustic blues session for broadcast on the Blues Show. Tom and VOTF are also coming in to the Blues Show studios to perform an acoustic set on Monday 1st Feb.

DeeExpus are band of the year!

My friends DeeExpus have been voted Band Of the Year over at The Classic Rock Society. I’m chuffed for the guys! I reviewed their CD “Half Way Home” here and was invited to a secret gig which I reviewed here. They are busy working on their second album, and, although prog isn’t my every day thing, DeeExpus certainly feature heavily in rotation on my playlist. Well done guys!

I’ve just sold the best amp I’ve ever had

I haven’t had lots of amplifiers over the years, and I’ve never tried any of the high end amps that are popular (Cornfords and Splawns are favourites amongst some of my musician friends)
But this amp was the best that I’ve ever owned. And it has been sold.
So no electric guitar.
No amplifier.
No band.