New Blues Show 33 Playlist, stream & d’load

Show broadcast on BishopFm 105.9 on Sunday 18th July 6-8pm

Download from here or stream using the wotsit below:

Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King – Have Blues Will Travel
Chris James – Money Don’t Like Me
Arsen Shomakhov – Sweeter Than Honey
Walter Trout – Danger Zone
Bessie Smith – Muddy Water
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Travelling Shoes
The Michael Louis Band – Rambling With That Woman
King Britt – New World In My View
Walter Trout – May Be A Fool
King Rollo – Gypsy Woman
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Dry Bones
Renegade Creation – What’s Up?
Buddy Whittington – Black Cat Bone
Les Copeland – That Needing Time
Delta Moon – Hellbound Train
Chris Duarte – Just Kissed My Baby
Moreland & Arbuckle – Bound & Determined
The Michael Louis Band – I Fought The Law
Family Style – Looking For A Woman
Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King – My Space Or Yours?
The Mustangs – I’ll Meet You Anytime
Gare du Nord – Pablo’s Blues
Magic Slim – How Many More Years?
Chris James – H.M. Stomp

Village Guitar Studio

There are many sites and blogs out there that offer guitar lessons – some are free, some are subscription only. Some have video, some have tab. Some are good, some aren’t. I can’t claim to have been to many of them at all, but when I visited Village Guitar Studio, I felt quite at home – partly because the lesson I saw was about triads, and that reminded me of the last proper guitar lesson I had  which was about – yes, triads. I even remembered what they were!
So I’ll be adding Village Guitar Studio to my blogroll and will be a frequent visitor – hey, my playing should improve if I follow all of these lessons from Roger. Check it out.

Beet it

For a while we’ve been trying to be a little more healthy than usual – though we haven’t grasped the idea of exercise with both hands just yet, we have been having some of this beetroot juice. We’ve tried a couple of brands – they are all expensive – and this is the only one that is produced in England – and is about the cheapest of them all too. It also tastes delicious. We only have a glass every other day, but apparently the health benefits should be good:
Beetroot juice is particularly high in natural dietary nitrates, as well as being both easy to consume and delicious in taste.

We are thinking about planting a load ourselves and getting a juicer.

The nifty logo was designed by Brody Neuenschwander

Blues Show guest next week – Russ Tippins

Although BishopFM’s move to new premises means we can’t have guests playing live in the studio, I will be joined by Russ Tippins next Sunday, on The Blues Show, from 6-8pm. We’ll play some tracks from The Russ Tippins Band’s new CD “Electrickery” and hopefully Russ will give us some insight into his influences, the songwriting process and much more.
The CD is a collection of (mainly) self written songs, most of them with a blues flavour and all of them played really well by the 3 piece band. Not only are the songs great, but the playing is excellent – Russ is a seasoned performer and his guitar playing on this album is very very good.
If you’re interested, you can go to the band’s website and hear some samples from the album. or you can tune in next week and hear lots of tracks in full, with the added bonus of Russ’ comments and stories.

BishopFM back online!

After some sterling fundraising by my BishopFm colleagues – including a sponsored 26 mile walk, we are now streaming online. You can either go to the Bishopfm website and look at the top right hand corner of the page – it says “Listen live to 105.9 BishopFM Online” or click on this link – that should open up the stream in whatever program you’re using – iTunes. Windows Media Player, etc.

Welcome to all our new listeners from all around the world – and welcome back to those international Blues Show listeners who used to listen – I’ve missed ya! Tune in, dial in, stream in from 6-8pm on Sunday 18th July – and if you do, send me an email to