TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
CHILAXIN’ IN TAMPA
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival closed out Sunday with Walter Trout, great to see him and the band again. Outstanding performances and shout out to surprise band Cash Box Kings who knocked it outta the park. Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Curtis Salgado, Danielle Nicole, Darrel Nulisch, Sugar Ray & Bluetones, Jarekus, Victor & Wildroots all proved that these blues be thriving.
We are hanging in Tampa/St. Pete area to chill with our friend from Italy, Gaspare, and show him some sights and sounds of the area. A great blues fan we met on the European Blues Cruise , and he has come to America several times to attend blues festivals.
Number one this week, indeed it is, Toronzo Cannon his latest Alligator release is taking the blues world by storm and will be in slid contention for a Blues Music Award next year.
New to the chart this week is a great band from Connecticut The Balkan Brothers. If ya like the hard drivin’ and take no prisoners approach to the Blues, they will fit like a glove.
Our Amuse Bouche this week salutes our many friends and artists from up North, no not North Carolina, Canada. Amazing depth here, as I was going through my files there were so many that I had to really pick and choose and give light to some of the ones ya may not know or forgotten about. So ehn-joy.
BTW we did see Dr. John at the Savannah Music Festival before leaving for Tampa. Standing ovation from a semi buttoned up crowd, great night.
A Baker’s Dozen of Blues now on Blues411 Radio.
Broadcast times are as follows:
Monday – 1pm & 11:00pm EST NEW SHOW
Tuesday – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon & 6:00pm EST
Thursday – 3:00am EST
Friday – 4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST
Sunday – 9am EST
Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist
|1||3||Toronzo Cannon||The Chicago Way||9. When Will You Tell Him About Me|
|2||2||Billy The Kid & The Regulators||I Can’t Change||5. Who|
|3||4||Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea||On The Rocks||1. You|
|4||5||King Edward||50 Years of Blues||3. King of The Castle|
|5||6||Jimmi & The Band Of Souls||The Graveyard Shift||11. I’ll Learn To Sing This Song|
|6||8||Micah Kesselring||Cabin Fever Blues||3. Ice & Snow|
|7||7||RB Stone||Some Call It Freedom
(some call it the blues)
|10. Weapons of Mass Persuasion|
|8||9||Andria Simone||Evolve||9. Groove Doctor*|
|9||10||Dennis Jones||Both Sides of The Track||5. Mr. Right*|
|10||11||Brothers Brown||Dusty Road||5.Can’t Outrun The Blues|
|11||12||Supersonic Blues Machine||West of Flushing, South Of Frisco||4. Remedy *|
|12||13||Janiva Magness||Love Wins Again||1. Love Wins Again|
|13||~||Balkun Brothers||Balkun Brothers||1. Been Drivin’*|
Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch
|Paul Nelson Band||Badass Generation||7. Swamp Thing|
|Sean Carney||Throwback||6. Wrong Side Blues|
|Paul DesLauriers Band||Paul DesLauriers Band||1. Going Down Slow|
|Van Wilks||21st Century Blues||1. Strange Girl Blues|
|The Knickerbocker All-Stars||Go Back Home To The Blues||13. I Tried|
|Johnny Rawls||Tiger In A Cage||2. Born To The Blues|
|Dave Musket Acoustic Blues Band||Live at The Slippery Noodle||2. That Kind Of Walk|
|Southern Avenue||Southern Avenue||1. Don’t Give Up|
|Peter Karp & Mick Taylor||The Arson’s Match||6. Your Prettyness|
|Too Slim & The Taildraggers||Blood Moon||2. Blood Moon|
Amuse Bouche: OH CANADA BLUES
|Tim Wiliams||Big River|
|Sean Pinchin||Hard Luck|
|Jordan Patterson||Play My Song|
|Pat Loiselle||Catfish Blues|
|Debra Power||Just A Little Bit|
|Downchild Blues Band||I’ve Been A Fool|
|Paul DesLauriers Band||Going Down Slow|
|Shakura S’Aida||Mr. Right|
|Johnny Max Band||You’re A Lesson I Learned|
|Monkey Junk||Light It Up|
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411