Baker’s Dozen of Blues: Halloween – October 31, 2016




It’s Halloween time and we have been channeling the spookiest blues music around on Blues411 Internet Radio. We started Friday and finish off tonight (Monday) from 7-9pm. Thanks for tuning in.

This week Vaneese Thomas is at the top of the chart, daughter of Rufus Thomas, sister oF Carla Thomas and possessor of one fine, fine voice. We have 2 new additions to the chart Ty Curtis and Liz Mandeville.

Our Amuse Bouche is all about them Fresh Bytes – with so many new CDs we try our best to get each artist some exposure on our countdown radio show. We then move them to our carefully curated Fresh Bytes section for further airplay. Be sure to check out our Radio page here on our site (actually it’s on the banner above) Just click to get there to see schedule.

Our November Guest Curator is none other than Zac Harmon.  Zac is a former IBC winner who has blazed a path of true blues and he will share his music, insights and the music that defines the blues to him. His show will start November 1. I cannot express how honored we are to have him as our guest curator this month, and we just need Eddie Turner  to complete the ‘Bro-migos’ trifecta of Dennis Jones, Zac & Eddie. So the invitation has been officially sent.

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues on Blues411 Radio.
oct-31-2016-vaneese-thomasBroadcast times are as follows:

Monday – 1pm EST NEW SHOW
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – 6:00pm EST
 –  3:00am EST
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST
Sunday – 10am EST


Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Radio Playlist

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 4 Vaneese Thomas The Long Journey Home 12. The Chain*
2 3 Bridget Kelly Band Outta The Blues 13. Double Crossed
3 6 Matty T Wall Blue Skies 2. Am I Wrong
4 5 Dennis Gruenling Ready Or Not 12. Give Me Back My Heart
5 11 Dawn Tyler Watson Jawbreaker! 5. Tootsie Roll Blues*
6 7 Mick Kolassa Taylor Made Blues 1. Baby Faced Louise
7 8 Roland Johnson Imagine This 2. Promised Land*
8 10 RD Olson Blues Band Keep Walking Woman 1. Baby Boomer Blues
9 11 Katy Guillen & The Girls Heavy Days 3. Waking Up From You*
10 12 Bruce Katz Band Out From The Center 2. Schnapps Man
11 13 Hard Swimmin’ Fish True Believer 9. Get Gone
12 ~ Liz Mandeville Too Hot For Love 1. Too Hot For Love*
13 ~ Ty Curtis Blame Me 2. Blame Me*


Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Song
Darius Jackson Darius Jackson Write Me Down
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Strong Like That Drowning On Dry Land
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials The Big Sound Troubled World
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones Two Hundred Dollars Long Two Hundred Dollars Long
Fabrizio Poggi w/Ruthie Foster Walk On Walk On
Honey Island Swamp Band Demolition Day Head High Water Blues
Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers Hobo Soup Heal My Soul
David Bromberg Band The Blues . . . Why Are People Like That
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Bonafide Bonafide
Thornetta Davis Honest Woman I’d Rather Be Alone
Tas Cru Simmer & Stewed Road To My Obsession
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Bonafide Bonafide

Amuse Bouche: Fresh Bytes 3

Lady Bianca Mean Mother In Law Blues
Gaetano Letiezia Mr. Bad Luck
Lurrie Bell Faith & Music
Kat Riggins Music Fiend
Deb Ryder New Mechanic
Gina Sicilia I Cried
Cee Cee James Stripped Down and Surrendered
JW Jones Midnight Blues
Murali Coryell Let’s Straighten It Out
Smoke Wagon Blues Band Mean Old Lady
Mississippi Heat Luck of the Draw
Rev Billy C. Wirtz Mama Was A Deadhead


Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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