Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 2, 2016



We have quite the week ahead of us. It actually started yesterday (Sunday) when we drove to Clarksdale and are staying at the Shack Up Inn. Then today (Monday) we will head over to the Bluesberry Cafe and see Eugene Hideaway Bridges play there.

Then we head up the river to Memphis and the Blues Music Awards. This has to be my favorite party relating to the blues, for me these outshine the IBC’s, but they are different feathered birds. This was my first event when I got into the Blues and I will repeat every years until they spread my ashes somewhere.

Be sure to check our Blues411 Facebook Page as we will be posting as we all that there is to offer this week. If ya in town be sure to stop by the Memphis Hard Rock on Friday for our Generation Blues Play It Forward fund raiser featuring some of the finest blues artists in town, again check facebook for details. 

I can’t say how happy I am to name this week’s #1 artist – Micah Kesselring. I have known this young man several years and am amazed at the level of talent he possesses, and the depth of his performances and music. Please see him when he visits your town of festival, ask clubs to book him, this young cat keeps them blues alive & thrivin’.

Only one debut this week, but it’s a giant one. Shaun Murphy, her new release ‘It Won’t Stop Raining’ is a blues drenched powerhouse that will become a favorite of yours in no time.

Due to popular demand we have extended the menu life of The Blues Food Pyramid show on Blues411 Radio. Many of you have written us and asked for more of this offering and we are happy to oblige, in fact we have upped the total play hours to over seven, so when ya stop in ya gots a large menu of songs to be hearin’.

Our Amuse Bouche this week will feature Mississippi Blues Artists. Sounds large, well it is, but we just picked some of our favorites and some ya might not know about so stick and stay to our Bakers Dozen show for the second hour and learn some of these musicians both new and old, and their music.

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Wednesday – Noon & 6:00pm EST
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Saturday – 2pm EST
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Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 3 Micah Kesselring Cabin Fever Blues 7. I’ve Got A Woman
2 2 Jimmi & The Band Of Souls The Graveyard Shift 10. Pretty Girl
3 5 Dennis Jones Both Sides of The Track 11. Shines On You*
4 7 Andria Simone Evolve 11. Burn Me Baby
5 5 RB Stone Some Call It Freedom
(some call it the blues)
4. YoYo Lover
6 6 Brother Brown Dusty Road 10. California*
7 8 Janiva Magness Love Wins Again 8, Just Another Lesson
8 9 Balkun Brothers Balkun Brothers 5. Bapadubab*
9 10 Sean Carney Throwback 10. The Rascal*
10 11 Dave Musket Acoustic
Blues Band
Live at The Slippery Noodle 5. Handyman Blues*
11 12 Jeff Jensen The River City Sessions (LIVE) 2. T-Bone Shuffle
12 13 Jon Spear Band Live Music Is Better 12. Live Music Is Better
13 ~ Shaun Murphy It Won’t Stop Raining 2. Your Husband Is
Cheatin’ On Us


Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
Paul Nelson Band Badass Generation 7. Swamp Thing
Paul DesLauriers Band Paul DesLauriers Band 1. Going Down Slow
Steve Dawson Solid States and Loose Ends 6. Little Silver
Johnny Rawls Tiger In A Cage 2. Born To The Blues
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
Jeff Plankenhorn Soulside 12. Walking In The Sun
Paul Asbell From Adamant to Atchafalaya 2. From Four Until Late
Harper & The Midwest Kind Show Your Love 1. Hell Yeah
Curtis Salgado The Beautiful Lowdown 4. Walk A Mile In My Blues



Yonder Comes My Mother Son House
Woman Woman Blues Ishmon Bracey
Future Blues Willie Brown
My Baby Left Me Arthur Big Boy Crudup
High Heel Sneakers Pinetop Perkins
Brig Your Pretty Self Home King Edward
He Was There James Cotton
Hookin’ Up Super Chikan
Blues For Howard Watermelon Slim
Refuse To Lose jarekus Singleton
Jump The Broom Mr. Sipp
Born With It Cedric Burnside
I Got What You Need JJ Thames

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

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