Late Summertime Blues in Bishop Auckland week 2 – video

I posted previously about this initiative to bring some street corner blues to Bishop Auckland’s Theatre Corner. This week it was the turn of the Richard Sutton Trio – 3 young guys (2 guitars, percussion), and I met up with them at their last session of the day. I shot some video (more here) and will be arranging for the guys to come into the Blues Show studio soon. Richard has a great voice and between the three of them, they make a great sound. Here’s their take on Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around & Fell In Love”.

Blues Show 121 playlist, stream

Blues Show 121
Broadcast 6-8pm Sunday 21st August 105.9 BishopFM and

Michelle Shocked – If Love Was A Train
Mulebone – Drop Down Mama
Gypsy Dave Smith – Milwaukee Blues
Wilson T. King – Vigilante Man
Gary Grainger & Anthony Turner Live in The Studio:
I Know You Rider
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
New Delhi Freight Train
Katy Webster – Two Fisted Mama
Red Devils – I’m Ready
B.B. King – Sittin’ On Top Of The World
Delta Generators – Hard River To Row
Jo Ann Kelly – Walking The Dog
Slim Harpo – I’m A King Bee
Wood Brothers – Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Gary Grainger & Anthony Turner Live in The Studio:
                                Jesus Just Left Chicago
                                One Meatball
                                Big Boss Man
Moby – Natural Blues
Gare du Nord – Pablo’s Blues
Trevor Sewell – Condemned
Gary Grainger & Anthony Turner Live in The Studio:
My Old Friend The Blues
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Demon In Disguise
North Mississippi All Stars – Shake Em On Down
Lucky Peterson & Tommy McCoy – ’56 Chevy

Ray Renteurs – Scroller Guitars

Ray Renteurs (Snr.) doesn’t live too far from me, and in a previous life, when I played in a Country and Western band, he did a great job fixing a hole in the side of my acoustic guitar. When I was at his house he showed me some of the precursors of these guitars – yes, they are different, and I guess you’ll either love or hate the look of them. There’s no doubt, though, that they are very well made. The video is of Ray’s son, Ray (Jr.) playing “Nivram” on the guitars.

Here’s the spec:

Solid Sycamore head / neck and top
Ebony fingerboard
American Black Walnut back / sides / ribs
Mahogany “hand carved / scrolled bridge design”
Proprietary design solid Mahogany “sound-post / block” arrangement
Custom made / wound P-90 style pickups
Schaller ASD piezo / preamp
Gold fittings / hardware
Gold (9 carat) corner protectors

Website with sounds here

Late Summertime Blues in Bishop Auckland – video

This is Gypsy Dave Smith, filmed yesterday at Theatre Corner, Bishop Auckland, as part of a series of Late Summertime Blues events, promoted by Durham County Council. There’s more Gypsy Dave videos from the event at my YouTube channel here.

Over the next 3 weeks there’ll be music from Richard Sinclair Trio, and previous Blues Show guests The Ragpickers and The Hokum Hotshots. The gigs start at 11.30am. I’ll try and get there for each gig and shoot some video.

Blues Show 120 playlist & stream

Show broadcast Sunday 14th August on 105.9 BishopFM and

Greg Nagy – Pack It Up
Rick Vito – Little Sheeba
Zakk Knight – Things To Live By
Balham Alligators – Sugar Bee
Mulebone – Spider’s Web
Nige, Bob & Ned (from The Poorboys) – Live In The Studio:
                               Ridin’ In The Moonlight
                               Jockey Full Of Bourbon
                               Can’t Be Satisfied
The Roy Mette Band – Head In The Boneyard
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Well, Well
Mulebone – Come Back Baby
Stevey Hay – 29 Ways
Terry Evans – Get Your Lies Straight
Nige, Bob & Ned – Live In The Studio:
                               Blind Willie
                               Someday The Sun Won’t Shine For You
                               Shake Your Moneymaker
Wild Rock Doves – Bright Lights, Big City
Karen Carroll – Do You Ever Think About Me
Nige, Bob & Ned – Live In The Studio:
                               6 Strings Down
                               Come On In My Kitchen
                               Shake Em On Down
Zakk Knight – Earthquake
Richard Black Project – City Burns
Grinderswitch – Pickin’ The Blues

Blues Show 119 playlist, stream

Show broadcast Sunday August 5th on 105.9 BishopFM and

Studio Guests: Presence (l. to r.)- Tom, Andrew, Martin, Ani

Michelle Malone – Tighten Up The Springs
Earl Serrate & The Blues Kings – Why Don’t You Love me?
Memphis Slim – Grinderman Blues
The F&G Band feat. Edlene Hart – You Don’t Sing The Blues – They Sing You
Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo – 10:49
Balham Alligators – Johnny B. Goode
Presence Live in The Studio:
                                             Whipping Post
Breakaway – Driving Into Bayville
David Rotundo – Stranger
Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind
Mike Pachelli – How Come I Always Get The Blues?
Presence Live in The Studio:
                                           Hard to Handle
                                           No Quarter
Collard, Greens & Gravy – Streamline Train
Joko Trio – Rock With Me
Tom Principato – Slipped, Tripped & Fell In Live
Presence Live in The Studio:
                                           Take Me To The River
                                           Thank You
Rusty Wright Band – Messin’ Round
Moneymaker – The Thrill is Gone
Tom Principato – Blue Groove

Free Spencer Park Music Sampler Album

I’ve been following Matt Stevens’ music career for a few years, and have bought some CDs and downloads, and got others for free, too. He’s released this free sampler of a variety of music he’s involved in, and it is a great introduction to his style of acoustic guitar instrumental driven music – though on some of his work (The Fierce & The Dead) there are some lovely electric guitar tones too.
Matt is also something of an evangelist on the use of social media to promote, perform and sell music. If you like this free sampler you can go to his website here to find out more, and go to his bandcamp page here to buy downloads and CDs.

By listening to Matt I’ve not only discovered a whole lot more interesting music from Matt and his friends, but I’ve also been thinking about my own acoustic guitar playing, and where I’m going with it.