A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues, June 22, 2015

PA Blues Festival 2015We are gearing up for the Summer Festival Season. This is such a great time of year, so many festivals to get to, so many bands to see,and so many friends to see again. Looking forward to seeing bunches of ya’s at the festivals we will be at. Be sure to check our Festival Partner Page to see our preferred festivals this festival season.

One cool fest that has been bringing it home for twenty-four years is the Pennsylvania Blues Fest. It has always striven to bring some of the very best traditional blues artists mixed with rising contemporary bands and artists that don’t normally make it East – so put it on your calendar, July 24, 25, 26th and we’ll see you there. 


New to the BDOB this week is 2 time Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award winner and fabulous cat, Victor Wainwright, and his band, the Wildroots. They just popped out a fresh and very tasty release called ‘Boom Town’ get your ears around this baby cos it’s gonna be big. Another exciting occurrence is the reappearance of the Ghost Town Blues Band. The GTBB is a former #1 here on the chart and has reappeared at the #4 slot this week, congrats to the guys.

But all rise and salute our #1 for the week, the one and only Doug MacLeod. There are not too many superlatives that we would use that would not fit this cat, Blues Music award Winner and more – a great songwriter and COOLBLUESwonderful cat. Congrats my friend and it does go “Exactly Like This”.


Our Amuse Bouche this week features Classic Blues. OK all you purists and painting within the lines folk sit down ya might even agree with these choices. They all ain’t old dead folk, they all ain’t men but they all is classic blues in our book. So hope ya enjoy.

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues MusicMagazine at LIVE365.com.

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradio
Monday  1pm EST ALWAYS A NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon EST
Thursday
 –  11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST

Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 3 Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 2. Too Many Misses For Me
2 2 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 3. Whiskey Train
3 4 Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 6. Cross The Dog
4 ~ Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 1. Hard Road To Hoe
5 7 Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 1. Ida Mae*
6 6 St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 6. Woman in My Dreams
7 9 Southside SugarRay Rayford 2. Miss Thang*
8 8 Where Evil Grows 24th Street Wailers 12. Where Is My Honey
9 10 You Can’t Keep A Good
Woman Down
Low Society 4. Son House Says*
10 11 I Saw The Blues Jackie Payne 4. When The Blues Comes
A Knockin’
11 12 Wonder Man Rusty Wright Band 1. Wonder Man
12 13 Reno Jack Lighting Fried 4. Trying To Get to You*
13 ~ Victor Wainwright Boom Town 11. Reaper’s On The Prowl*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Johnny Riley Crossroads of My Life 1. Crossroads of My Life
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans True & Blues 2. Mother Earth
Spencer Bohren Seven Birds 2 Blues on The Ceiling
Ken Valdez The Hang 2. Far From Gone
Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions 12. Hard Times (Come Again
No More)
Rick Vito Mojo On My Side 2. Easy Baby
Johnny Max LIVE 6. Brown’s Line
The Texas Horns Blues Gotta Holda Me 9. Blues Gotta Holda Me
The Cash Box Kings Holding Court 3. Gotta Move Out To The Suburbs
Billy Price & Otis Clay This Time For Real 8. Broadway Walk
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right

Amuse Bouche: Classic Blues

Artist Song
Henry Gray & Bob Corritore That Ain’t Right
Denise LaSalle They Made A Blues Fan Out of Me
Austin Walkin’ Cane South Of Lonesome
The Allman Brothers Band Jelly jelly
JB Hutto 20% Alcohol
Benny Turner Breakin’ News
Barbara Carr I Got The Blues
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter,
James Cotton
Can’t Be Satisfied
Ann Rabson & Bob Margolin How Long Blues
Amos Milburn One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone
Albert Collins When A Guitar Plays the Blues
Albert King Killing Floor

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2015
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: June 8, 2015

One quick edit here: RIP Alan Joseph, Leslie’s dad, and one of the very best to come along. Thank you for allowing me to marry your first daughter, my life has been pure joy ever since. We are here in PA to celebrate his life and share the times we had together. RIP Pops.

Well approaching the one month anniversary of my knee replacement. Headed over this Friday for my post-op check up and situational look/see meeting. From where I stand, sit, squat it looks good to go. Probably means I will transfer to outpatient re-hab and PT. Knee looks amazing and also want to shout out to those folks who just had theirs done, just do what they tell ya and take the meds and do the PT.

We took a quick trip to Charleston, SC to catch good buddy, and Soul Stew Recording artist, Billy Thompson and band tear it up in an intimate but friendly Fiery Ron’s BBQ joint, get yourselves there if ya in Chuck-town for good blues & Q.

Deb Ryder has taken hold of the #1 slot here this week. Her ‘Let It Rain’ release has done exceptionally well and should be on everyone’s list of CD’s to own. Congrats to Deb, Ric and Tony Braunagel for such a fine release.

We have 2 new additions to the BDOB this week. First up is a solid blues based band out of Michigan The Rusty Wright Band. Their new release os called ‘Wonder Man’ and that’s the track we are featuring. Also debuting is veteran blues singer Jackie Payne in the #12 slot.

Our Amuse Bouche this week is a look at Piano Players. Yeah, they don’t get enuf love in our book so we are dedicating our segment to them this week. We tried to give a bit of history but also focus on some modern day artists who ya might want to get to know.

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues MusicMagazine at LIVE365.com.

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradioMonday  1pm EST ALWAYS A NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon EST
Thursday
 –  11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST

 

Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 2 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 8. Kiss And Dream*
2 3 Love Spin Debbie Davies 11. Way Back Home*
3 4 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 3. Whisky Train*
4 5 Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 4. Ain’t It Rough
5 7 Shaman Lover Mary Hott 7. Shaman Lover (Reprise)*
6 6 Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 6. If You Got Enough Jack
7 8 St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 4. Spirit Passing By
8 11 Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 3.Wants Me Back Again
9 10 Where Evil Grows 24th Street Wailers 5. Don’t Cross Me*
10 11 You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down Low Society 1. Crammed & Jammed
11 12 Southside SugarRay Rayford 6. Call Off The Mission
12 ~ I Saw The Blues Jackie Payne 4. When The Blues Comes
A Knockin’*
13 ~ Wonder Man Rusty Wright Band 1. Wonder Man*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Voodoo Walters Cakewalk 3. Girl On A Scooter
Reno Jack Lightin’ Fried 20th Century Song
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans True & Blues 2. Mother Earth
Spencer Bohren Seven Birds 2 Blues on The Ceiling
Ken Valdez The Hang 2. Far From Gone
Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions 12. Hard Times (Come Again No More)
Victor Wainwright Boom Town 11. Reaper’s On The Prowl
Johnny Riley Crossroads of My Life 1. Crossroads of My Life
Rick Vito Mojo On My Side 2. Easy Baby
Johnny Max LIVE 6. Brown’s Line
The Texas Horns Blues Gotta Holda Me 9. Blues Gotta Holda Me

Amuse Bouche: Piana Playa’s

Piana’s Savannah Boogie Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots
Twisted Tendons David Maxwell
Frankie & Johnny Champion Jack DuPree
Running The Boogie Roosevelt Sykes
An Old Rock On A Roll Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne
My Man Eden Brent
Junco Partner Dr. John
New Orleans Yard Sale The Claudettes
Blue Monday Fats Domino
Down In Mississippi Pinetop Perkins
Caledonia’s Party Mitch Woods
Tipitina Professor Longhair
C.Q. Boogie Katie Webster
Delta Queen Dave Keyes
Crawfishin’ Marcia Ball

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2015
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

Photo Gallery: 2013 Thru The Eyes of Blues411’s Leslie Joseph

With over 25 major festivals and shows this year, we covered a whole lot  of ground keeping the Blues thriving.

Leslie shot over 18,000 photos at these and we decided to give her some space to present her very best, or at least some of her favorites from the past year. There were many more that could be here, trust me, but we needed to whittle down to give a super and not too lengthy overview of the year.
Thank you to all the festivals, shows and artists that allowed us to be part of the framily for the day we appreciate you so much.

Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Bobby Rush & The Booty Girl

Bobby Rush & The Booty Girl
Pennsylvania Blues Festival

Zac Harmon & Ana Popovic

Zac Harmon & Ana Popovic
Amelia Island Blues Festival

Ms. Mavis Staples Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Ms. Mavis Staples
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Watermelon Slim Savannah Jazz Festival

Watermelon Slim
Savannah Jazz Festival

John Primer & Melvin Smith Carolina Down Home Blues Festival

John Primer & Melvin Smith
Carolina Down Home Blues Festival

Devon Allman & Mike Zito (RSB) Chenango Blues Festival

Devon Allman & Mike Zito (RSB)
Chenango Blues Festival

Samantha Fish Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Samantha Fish
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Davina Sowers (Davina & The Vagabonds) Rum Boogie Cafe

Davina Sowers (Davina & The Vagabonds)
Rum Boogie Cafe

Victor Wainwright Ace's Lounge

Victor Wainwright
Ace’s Lounge

Ms. Irma Thomas Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Ms. Irma Thomas
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Reggie Smith & Dwayne Dopsie Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Reggie Smith & Dwayne Dopsie
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Lisa Mann, Eden Brent & Karen Lovely Great to be with friends.

Lisa Mann, Eden Brent & Karen Lovely
Great to be with friends.

Anthony Gomes Bradenton Blues Festival

Anthony Gomes
Bradenton Blues Festival

Karen Lovely Holy City Blues Exchange Blues Dance

Karen Lovely
Holy City Blues Exchange Blues Dance

Selwyn Birchwood Bradenton FL

Selwyn Birchwood
Bradenton FL

Sista Monica Parker Pennsylvania Blues Festival

Sista Monica Parker
Pennsylvania Blues Festival

A Long Day at a Blues Festival, there's one in every crowd. Camden, SC

A Long Day at a Blues Festival, there’s one in every crowd.
Camden, SC

One last time for this year,
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease,

chefjimi
©Blues411.com 2013
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

Photo Gallery: Bradenton Blues Festival

A super weekend in Tampa/Bradenton Florida. We spent some time at the Brown’s Bed & Breakfast before heading to Bradenton for a full out frontal assault on the senses.
Pre-fest night was great with Selwyn Birchwood & Steve Arvey, then a quick jaunt to Ace’s for Victor Wainwright show.
Saturday morning arrived much too soon, but the intrepid hard working staff of Blues411 made it on time and in style to take part in one of the best festivals around.
Great sets by everyone, each band seemed to be inspired and pushed their limits. Followed by a super meal at Arts & Eats with Brad Vickers & MargeyPeters, where I met another Chef Jimmy who attended the same French Culinary Institute as I did – go figure, he could also cook on the six string bass too!

Hope ya enjoy the snaps, and if ya can get to Bradenton next year do it!

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Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

chefjimi
©Blues411.com 2013
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411