Baker’s Dozen of Blues: June 27, 2016


Shaun Murphy Repeats at #1
Joe Louis Walker in Port Royal
Dennis Jones Guest Curator for July
Hwy 11 Records winners featured in our Fresh Bytes segments all month.

Starting things off we have Shaun Murphy returning this week at the #1 spot. That’s quite the accomplishment – there are only a select few who can pull that off. Congrats Shaun.

We have only one new addition this week, Steve Gilbert outta Texas, and his ‘Hempstead Highway’ release. He’s not on everyone’s radar except those who dig good blues music. Let’s hope you are one.

Hwy 11 winner jpgHighway 11 Records held a contest and we offered radio play for the top two blues songs – so this month we will be featuring them in our Fresh Bytes segments..

We got the chance to see Joe Louis Walker at Port Royal, SC. They throw one helluva block party on the streets featuring solid touring blues bands for free. We love them and know that the community there supports them for their efforts.

Speaking of SC blues venues, we must tell folks that there is a great little listening room right here in Bluffton – The Roasting Room – it is actively booking blues bands and we are helping them bring live blues music to this sleepy little town. Bands, booking agents etc., get in touch with them and we will see you there.

Oh and one more SC blues mention…..our Amuse Bouche this week is featuring artists from the Greenwood Blues Cruise. It’s a land cruise that hits various spots thru the town of Greenwood, and you can hear some of the fine talent that is appearing July 7-10, 2016. A special thanks to Gary Erwin a.k.a. Shrimp City Slim who does so much for
the blues in our newly adopted state.

July 2016 Dennis JonesAs many of you know, our slogan at Blues411Radio is ‘carefully curated blues music’. Which means we go thru each track and make sure that it meets a level of quality that will satisfy the listener. Part of what we are doing is to also have a guest curator when we can. So for the month of July we are featuring LA blues man and generally great cat, Dennis Jones as our guest curator.

Dennis is providing some of the music he holds near and dear and also some insight into some of his own tunes during the month of July. Please check our schedule and also the nifty little graphic for more information. Oh yeah he starts July 1 – so be there or be square.


A Baker’s Dozen of Blues on Blues411 Radio.

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Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 1 Shaun Murphy It Won’t Stop Raining Happy With The One I Got Now
2 2 Harper & The Midwest Kind Show Your Love 5. I Can’t Stand This*
3 4 Jon Spear Band Live Music Is Better 8. Blues About You Baby*
4 6 Markey Blue Band The Blues Are Knockin’ 8. Nobody’s Fool
5 5 Too Slim & The Taildraggers Blood Moon 5. Gypsy*
6 7 Terrie Odabi My Blue Soul 1. Gentrification Blues
7 8 Lisa Mann Hard Times Bad Decisions 1. Hard Times , Bad Decisions
8 9 Alabama Mike Upset The Status Quo 10. Somewhere Down
The Line
9 10 Mike Wheeler Turn Up 12. A Blind Man Can See
10 11 Tweed Funk Come Together 5. Come Together
11 12 Bobby Blackhat Walters Accidental Blues 1. Two By Four
12 13 Lady A Loved Blessed and Blues 1. Loved Blessed and Blues
13 ~ Steve Gilbert Hempstead Highway 5. Lovin’ Cup*

*new track

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
Paul Reddick Ride The One 5. It Goes With You
Alexis P. Suter Band All For Loving You 4. All For Loving You
Jeff Plankenhorn Soulside 12. Walking In The Sun
Mark May Band Blues Heaven 5. Put Down That Poison
The Mighty Mojo Prophets Record Store` 7. West Coast Girl
Moreland & Arbuckle Promised Land or Bust 2. Mean & Evil
Big Harp George Wash My Horse In Champagne 4. Cool Mistake
Nick Moss Band From Root To Fruit 5. Ta Ta For Tay Tay
Jesse Smith Project JSP 3. Das Blues
Alexis P. Suter Band All For Loving You 8. So Long


Amuse Bouche: Greenwood Blues Cruise

Shrimp City Slim Highway 17 Blues
Vanessa Collier God Bless The Child
Skyla Burrell Trouble
The Nighthawks Smack Dab In The Middle
Slam Allen Feel These Blues
JP Soars Something Ain’t right
Biscuit Miller Call Him Dr. Love
Robert Top Thomas King Snake Crawl
Bruce Katz Wild About You Baby
Charlie Sayles & Tony Fazio Laughing & Grinning
Anthony Charles Highwater Stomp


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

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