Robert Herndon single available at iTunes

Robert and I have become good friends since I posted here about his restoration work on his Mum’s Silvertone guitar.

Robert has a blues band, The Robert Herndon Project Blues Band, and he’s released a single of two tunes that I’ve featured on the Blues Show.

Track 1 is a version of Albert King’s Born Under A Bad Sign, while Track 2, Slide, is an original song dedicated to all of the Kings of the Blues, by name or by reputation. I really like the way the slide guitar parts reflect the 2 sides of different conversations.
You can listen to excerpts from the tracks, and buy them, here:

Free Robert Johnson centenary tribute track

Local musician Trevor Sewell has written and recorded a tribute to Robert Johnson, to celebrate the centenary of his birth on May 8th. Trevor will be a studio guest on The Blues Show on BishopFM on May 22nd, when he will play an acoustic set, talk about his influences and more, and we’ll be playing tracks from his soon to be released CD “Calling Your Name”

You can download the track for free at Trevor’s special site here:

I’ve got a gig …… the Derwentside, Blackhill, 3 sets of Blues’n’Roots stuff from 8.30pm Fri 29th April:-

1st set, acoustic Roots’n’Blues from Gary Grainger with a great, eclectic mix of songs from the likes of Janis Joplin, Little Feat, Grateful Dead, Steve Miller and more

2nd set, acoustic Blues from Sheikh Ya Mojo, one or two original songs as well as covers of stuff by Blind Willie McTell, Billy Boy Arnold, Kent DuChaine etc

3rd set, a full band electrified set of houserockin’ Blues from Sheikh Ya Mojo with Gary Grainger on bass and Tom Atkinson on drums for a set of a couple of originals and covers of songs by Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, Robert Johnson and Jonny Lang…woah yeeah!

£2 cover charge

Blues Show 104 playlist, stream, d’load

Download from here or stream with the streamer above.
Show broadcast Sunday 24th April 2011 6-8pm UK time on 105.9BishopFM and
and on Monday 25th April 2011 6-8pm Central time on Kansas City Online Radio
Studio guests Sheik Your Mojo

Duke Robillard – Hong Kong Suit
Steve Miller Band – Love The Life I Live
Hot Tuna – Goodbye To the Blues
Billy D & The Hoodoos – Something’s Wrong
Oli Brown – Evil Soul
Sheik Your Mojo in the studio:
                           Mojo Down
                           Walkin’ Blues
                           Cool Ground
Girls With Guitars – Satisfy My Soul
Magic Slim & The Teardrops – Part Time Love
Bill Stewart – Sittin’ On Top of The World
Norman Beaker Band – Break It Down
Fortunate Sons – She Comes Around
Sheik Your Mojo in the studio:

                           Eldorado Cadillac
                           Shake The Devil
Randy Joe Galloway – Are You Still Lovin’ Me?
Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces – The Mighty Incinerator
Shane Speal – Jesus Is Coming Soon
Sheik Your Mojo in the studio:
                           St. James Infirmary
Lucy Zirins – Hours To Waste
Sonny Landreth – Taylor’s Rock

Hope for Japan – ambient/electronica benefit album

Contrary to appearances and popular belief, I don’t spend all of my time here at Thumbrella Towers surrounded by the blues. There are, of course, other kinds of music, and I frequently partake and enjoy a wide and diverse variety of new, old and different music.
I’m very partial to electronica, ambient and looped music, such as is delivered very finely by Matt Stevens. He’s joined on this compilation by his collaborator, producer and bandmate Kevin Feazy, alongside many others, in an effort that was pulled together using the power of social networking by Noor Kadiwala.

You can preview the tracks and pay for the download here – the minimum recommended donation is $5 US – surely you’ve got more than that kicking around as spare change in your paypal account?

Just because it isn’t headline news anymore doesn’t mean that it has magically gone away!