Listen: Episode 1527

Stream This Episode On Demand

Episode 1527: These United States of the Blues by Full-Time Blues Radio on Mixcloud

This week, we celebrate Independence Day with a playlist honoring These United States of the Blues! Each song in the show features a different state in the title (although I did sneak in the “Star Spangled Banner.”) There’s no way we could fit 50 songs into this hour; but the selection of tunes is phenomenal, and it upholds our promise to bring you the widest variety of new Blues music.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend! – Johnny Full-Time

1. Patrick Sweany – Leave Ohio – That Old Southern Drag
2. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops – Down In Virginia – Daddy Told Me
3. Mike Zito – Gone to Texas – Gone To Texas
4. RJ Mischo – Minnesota Woman – Make It Good
5. Nasty Ned – Star Spangled Banner – Roots 52
6. Wes Mackey – Thank You Carolina – Life Is A Journey
7. Evan Watson – Indiana – A Town Called Blue
8. Guy Davis – Georgia Rag – The Adventures Of Fishy Waters: In Bed With The Blues
9. Valerie June – Tennessee Time – Pushin’ Against A Stone
10. Microwave Dave & The Nukes – Alabama Saturday Night – Last Time I Saw You
11. Wanda Jackson – California Stars – Unfinished Business
12. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Mississippi Sun – Send The Nightingale
13. AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe – Down South Florida – Like We Do! Live
14. Eric Noden Band – Alaska – Solid Ground

You Might Also Like:

Listen: Episode 1526

Listen: Episode 1525
Harmonica Blues

Handy Blues/BBQ Preview
Episode 1524

Listen: Episode 1526

Stream This Episode On Demand

Episode 1526 by Full-Time Blues Radio on Mixcloud

In this episode of Full-Time Blues Radio, you will hear not just a wide variety of Blues styles, but 10 of the 13 tracks come off albums that just showed up recently. All but one of the records receiving spins are 2015 releases, but even that lone 2014 disc is a new arrival, too. The show kicks off with Travis Bowlin’s new single, “See You Again.” Scroll below this week’s playlist and watch the official music video for the song.

Courtesy Music Road Records

Courtesy Music Road Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Hich-wyah Man” by Lance Canales. It comes off his new album, The Blessing And The Curse. That record will be released later this summer on Music Road Records. The best way to stay informed about everything regarding Lance Canales is by visiting his official website, LanceCanalesAndTheFlood.com

Lance and his band, The Flood, play Roots music influenced deeply by the Blues. That influence is evident in both the song arrangements and in the songwriting content. However, it goes beyond just being a fan. Despite being generations apart, Lance Canales grew up with a similar life experience to his Delta heroes, witnessing lives of hard work and the dream of something better.

1. Travis Bowlin – See You Again (Single)
2. John Cocuzzi – Kambucha Boogie – Ding Dong Daddy
3. Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers – Living By the Minute – Living By The Minute
4. Soul Suga & Diane Durrett – Butter’s in the Skillet – Soul Suga & Diane Durrett
5. Deb Ryder – Round and Around – Let It Rain
6. Mitch Mann – Tom Clark – Blackwater Creek
7. Arthur James – 292 Nashua St. – Me, Myself & I
8. The Betty Fox Band – Slow Burn – Slow Burn
9. Eric Lindell – It’s My Pleasure – The Best Of Eric Lindell
10. Lazer Lloyd – Love Yourself – Lazer Lloyd
11. My Own Holiday – Devil In Me – Reason To Bleed
12. Swampcandy – Hey Hey – Land
13. Lance Canales – Hich-wyah Man – The Blessing And The Curse

You Might Also Like:

Listen: Episode 1525
Harmonica Blues

Handy Blues/BBQ Preview
Episode 1524

Listen: Episode 1523

Listen: Episode 1525 Harmonica Blues

Stream This Episode On Demand

Episode 1525 - Harmonica Blues by Full-Time Blues Radio on Mixcloud

There has been a large wave of brand new album arrivals to the studios of our show that feature some top notch harmonica players. With that in mind, it seemed like a no-brainer to dedicate an entire episode to the ol’ Mississippi saxophone. So, enjoy some tremendous playing with an hour of new harmonica Blues. Nearly half of the songs featured this week are either just into our mailbox.

Courtesy West Tone Records

Courtesy West Tone Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Change in the Weather” by The Lucky Losers – vocalist Cathy Lemons and vocalist/harmonica player Phil Berkowitz. The duo recorded the new album, A Winning Hand with the help of their west coast Blues brethren, including producer/guitarist Kid Andersen! A Winning Hand is available now from West Tone Records. Cathy and Phil have put together a touring band to promote the album on the road, and you can find complete information about the band, the album, and much more on their official website TheLuckyLosers.com

1. Omar Coleman – Man Like Me – Born & Raised
2. Johnny Tanner – Blue Vapor – Juke Joint Rambler
3. The Cash Box Kings – Sugar Pea – Holding Court
4. Tad Robinson – While You Were Gone – Day Into Night
5. Brandon Santini – No Matter What I Do – Live & Extended
6. Henry Gray & Bob Corritore – Trouble Blues – The Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions, Vol. 1: Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest
7. The RV’s ft. Billy Gibson – Get Back (Single)
8. Hank Mowery – Excuses Plenty – Excuses Plenty
9. The Nighthawks – Guard My Heart – Back Porch Party
10. Lynwood Slim – Found Love – Hard To Kill
11. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson – I Don’t Know Why – For Pops:
A Tribute To Muddy Waters

12. The Lucky Losers – Change in the Weather – A Winning Hand

You Might Also Like:

Handy Blues/BBQ Preview
Episode 1524

Listen: Episode 1523

Listen: Episode 1522

WC Handy Blues & BBQ Fest Preview (Episode 1524)

Stream This Episode On Demand

WC Handy Blues & BBQ Festival Preview (Episode 1524) by Full-Time Blues Radio on Mixcloud

Courtesy HandyBlues.org

Courtesy HandyBlues.org

The WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2015. The huge annual event has gained an amazing reputation from fans by providing free Blues and Zydeco concerts each summer starring top tier acts; and from artists for the great treatment that each year’s performers receive.

This week, Full-Time Blues Radio previews the 2015 edition of the festival with a rundown of the music schedule and an hour of songs by bands scheduled to perform this year. If you would like to learn more about the festival and see the exact schedule, you can visit their official website, HandyBlues.org

Courtesy Ruf Records

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Road Runner” by Samantha Fish. The track comes off Sam’s upcoming release on Ruf Records, Wild Heart, which is available beginning July 10, 2015. It’s her third studio album and you’re sure to hear several of the songs off it when she performs at the 2015 WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival. You can see Samantha Fish’s complete tour schedule, and much more, on her official website, SamanthaFish.com

Click Here to preview tracks and pre-order Wild Heart

1. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots – Boom Town – Boom Town
2. Mr. Sipp – TMBC – The Mississippi Blues Child
3. Devon Allman – Blackjack Heartattack – Ragged & Dirty
4. Jarekus Singleton – Blame Game – Refuse To Lose
5. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band – Get in the Pocket – Bayou Road
6. Mo Mojo – Love Ain’t So Simple Anymore – Mom’s Birthday Album
7. Doug MacLeod – Black Nights – There’s A Time
8. The Beat Daddys – Big Thighs – Live At The Quincy Blues Fest 2007
9. Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Back to the Wall – We Walk This Road
10. Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack – Soul Shaker – Welcome
11. Ronnie Baker Brooks – You Make Me Feel So Good – Golddigger
12. Samantha Fish – Road Runner – Wild Heart

You Might Also Like:

Listen: Episode 1523

Listen: Episode 1522

Celebrating Levon Helm
Episode 1521

Listen: Episode 1523

Stream This Episode On Demand

Episode 1523 by Full-Time Blues Radio on Mixcloud

Another fantastic selection of new arrivals anchors this terrific playlist. Seven of the 12 songs come from albums that have never been featured on the program. From Soul to Rock, and even a little Latin fare, there’s a broad spectrum of Blues styles featured in this week’s program. Be sure to watch for that two-fer comparing Crystal Shawanda’s cover to the Beat Daddys original for “I’ll Always Love You.”

Courtesy Alligator Records

Courtesy Alligator Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Walking With the Wolf” by the Kentucky Headhunters. It comes off their new release, Meet Me In Bluesland, an album that the band recorded with Johnnie Johnson. The men all gathered in the studio to collaborate in 2003, but didn’t desire to release the tracks at first. Johnson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame piano master and legendary sideman for Chuck Berry, passed away in 2005. The Headhunters allowed these recordings to age like fine Kentucky bourbon, and brought the finished product to Alligator Records for release.

You can find complete information about the Kentucky Headhunters, their music, tour schedule and more at their official website KentuckyHeadhunters.net Scroll below the playlist for behind the scenes video from Johnnie and the Headhunters original 1992 collaboration!!!

1. Billy Price & Otis Clay – Going To The Shack – This Time For Real
2. Crystal Shawanda – I’ll Always Love You – The Whole World’s Got The Blues
3. The Beat Daddys – I’ll Always Love You – No, We Ain’t From Clarksdale
4. Johnny Riley – Old Love On My Mind – Crossroads Of My Life
5. Mannish Boys – Can’t Make a Livin’ – Wrapped Up And Ready
6. Earl and Them – Hurt On Me – Live At George’s Majestic Lounge
7. JC Smith – Five Long Years – Love Mechanic
8. Daunielle – Goodbye Kiss – Daunielle
9. Bobby Messano – Boddentown – Love & Money
10. Scott Ramminger – That Rumba Beat – Crawstickers
11. Brad Absher & Swamp Royale – Not Tonight – Lucky Dog
12. The Kentucky Headhunters and Johnnie Johnson – Walking With the Wolf – Meet Me In Bluesland

You Might Also Like:

Listen: Episode 1522

Celebrating Levon Helm
Episode 1521

Listen: Episode 1520