We are back in the proverbial saddle, or as they say in the trade, back at the mic!
After a month long Blues Tour covering South Carolina to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and back to South Carolina and seeing so many great blues bands plus friends and family we are happy to return to the home base.
Well, that was OK for one day then we got the Hurricane Irma frenzy and had to deal with that. Fortunately it has shifted and as you read this it’ is Monday and has been moving in a westerly direction and we are in a good spot to avoid the very worst of it all.
Our thoughts are with our friends in Florida, Georgia, and surrounding areas, hope it has not been as bad as expected. Remember listen to the Blues to lift the spirits and make things better.
With our travel over four weeks and then a week of Hurricane scramble, we have not updated our Baker’s Dozen chart for a good while. That ends now!
Three new artists debut this week, and a grand total of 11 new tracks. Topping the chart this week is the Cash Box Kings – a favorite of ours since their inception we are thrilled to have them reach the top – Joe Nosek can now wear that King’s Crown with pride!
Our Amuse Bouche is all about Fresh Bytes. We got so many new CDs that we just had to devote some time and space to them.
This weekend we will be co-hosting Cedric Burnside at the Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room as part of the Blues411 Concert Series. Thanks to all the sponsors and to our main guy in charge Jordan Ross.
In case you missed it I cobbled a series if Facebook posts from traveling and turned it into a short story about my buddy Herrera check it out via the link:
Baker’s Dozen of Blues
|1||4||The Cash Box Kings||Royal Mint||Flood*|
|2||5||Big Joe Shelton||Ridin A Chicken||Ridin A Chicken*|
|3||5||Karen Lovey||Fish Outta Water||Big Black Cadillac*|
|4||7||Jason Ricci||Approved By Snakes||I’m Too Strong For You|
|5||9||Andy T. Band||Double Strike||I Want You Bad*|
|6||11||Scottie Miller Band||Stay Above Water||Rippin’ & Runnin’*|
|7||8||Willa Vincitore||Better Days||Hooked On You*|
|8||12||Patrick Recob||Perpetual Luau||Words Are Like Bullets*|
|9||11||Amy Black||Memphis||It’s Hard To Love An Angry Man*|
|10||11||Greg Sover||Songs of A Renegade||Preacher*|
|11||~||Bridget Kelly Band||BKB Bone Rattler||Cat’s Out of The Bag*|
|12||~||Ben Hunter, Phil Wiggins Joe Seamons||A Black & Tan Ball||Po Howard*|
|13||~||The Jon Spear Band||Hot Sauce||Bottom of the Bottle*|
Amuse Bouche: Fresh Bytes
|Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack||Back Lane Man|
|Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers||Not That Kind Of Girl|
|Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra||I Don’t Want To Take A Chance|
|Likho Duo||I Can’t Be Satisfied|
|Brophy Dale||Key Thang|
|The Michael Louis Band||Shade Tree|
|Savoy Brown||Why Did You Hoodoo Me|
|Hamilton Loomis||Looking Into A Dream|
|Ilana Katz Katz||IceCream Freezer Blues|
|Jimmy Carpernter||Surf Monkey|
|Adrianna Marie & Her Roomfull of All-Stars||Gimme A Roomful|
|Benny Turner||Big Legged Woman|
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411