Listen: Episode 1428

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The Home for New & Independent Blues Music turns up the heat with a selection of a dozen tracks, all but one of which come from 2014 releases! There’s something for everyone here, from the soulful opener, to the set of live acoustic Blues, to a selection of Blues-Rock songs!

As a special treat, scroll below this week’s playlist to watch a live performance video of The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer. The duo has a new album, A Real Fine Mess, which kicks off this episode. In 2012, Full-Time Blues introduced you to The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, when Johnny Full-Time sat down with Shawn Hall for conversation and music. Click Here to Listen to the Archived Interview

Courtesy Blind Pig Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the instrumental “Frankenbop” by Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. It comes off their brand new album Emergency Situation; an album that marks the band’s return to Blind Pig Records. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers first teamed with Blind Pig 10 years ago to release Keepin’ It Real. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers are touring in support of the new album, with plenty of festival stops. This fall, they’ll head to Europe, bringing their brand of Blues across the seas. For more information about Emergency Situation, tour dates and much more, visit TheMightyFlyers.com

1. The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer – Feel Me Now – A Real Fine Mess
2. Ian Siegal – Mortal Coil Shuffle – Man & Guitar
3. John Hammond – Tell Me Mama – Live At The Rogue
4. Rev KM Williams – Goin on Down The Tracks – Jukin’ In The Holy Land
5. Nick Moss Band – Death Letter Blues – Time Ain’t Free
6. Grady Champion – South Side – Bootleg Whiskey
7. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – That’s Big – You Asked For It…Live!
8. Blind Lemon Pledge – Buley’s Farm – Evangeline
9. The Alastair Greene Band – Last Train Around The Sun – Trouble At Your Door
10. Dave Fields – Changes In My Life – All In
11. Roscoe Levee & The Southern Slide – Howitzer Eyes – Get It While You Can
12. Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers – Frankenbop – Emergency Situation

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Next-Gen Blues

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Bobby Rush, Dan Aykroyd on Tonight Show!

Dan Aykroyd appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up. Prior to the interview, Aykroyd and special guest Bobby Rush performed Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy!”

Hours before his appearance, Bobby posted this video to his official YouTube channel.

Bobby Rush’s latest album is Decisions. Visit his official website at BobbyRushBluesMan.com

Listen: Episode 1427 Next-Gen Blues

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This week, Full-Time Blues Radio brings you a focused examination of Next-Gen Blues. What is Next-Gen Blues? It’s a purely subjective term I’m using to describe the incredibly talented stars on this playlist who are all 30-years-old or under. – Johnny Full-Time

Each generation seemingly has a select number of young people who bring a new energy to the Blues that recharges it for another couple decades. The 90’s saw Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd break. The resurgence of Blues music in the 80’s due to the mainstream popularity of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray was one of the most notable instances in recent memory. Then, there are the British Blues stars of the 60’s who infused Rock into their Blues and seemingly created a brand new subgenre.

Today, fans of the Great American Music find themselves standing at the edge of something truly amazing. There are more young artists than ever who have a depth to their music. It’s not just cookie cutter 12-year-old Blues-Rock guitar phenoms who are blinding festival crowds with their playing. These are young men and women who are well-rounded artists, equally skilled at playing, singing, composing and writing; and they have a passion for the Blues that rivals any elder statesmen.

With Joe Bonamassa (37) touring arenas, and Lang (33) and Shepherd (37) playing large venues, as well, folks are now flocking to clubs to stand in awe of names like Alligator Records labelmates Jarekus Singleton (30) and Selwyn Birchwood (29), as well as Marquise Knox (23), and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton (25), among scores more. Heck, a majority of the Ruf Records stable is under the age of 30, as well! Then you have stars who narrowly missed the 30-year-old cut, like Brandon Santini and Bart Walker (both 32).

Enjoy the bright future that Blues music has before it by listening to this week’s edition of Full-Time Blues Radio. This week’s playlist is packed to the brim with amazing Next-Gen Blues. The only regret being there are far too many amazing talents to fit into one hour of radio.

Courtesy ChaseWalkerBand.com

Courtesy ChaseWalkerBand.com

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the track “Who Will.” The song comes from the upcoming debut CD by the Chase Walker Band, which is titled Unleashed. The Chase Walker Band is a teenaged power trio based out of California. The guys have wowed huge crowds at both the International Blues Challenge and the Vans Warped Tour. They are quickly building a following around the world, and draw on influences they list including Warren Haynes, Tab Benoit and Amos Lee.

You can get an exclusive pre-release download and preview every track from the new album, Unleashed by visiting Chase Walker Band’s official website: ChaseWalkerBand.com

1. Jarekus Singleton – Keep Pushin’ – Refuse To Lose
2. Cassie Taylor – No Ring Blues – Out Of My Mind
3. Jimmy Bowskill Band – Broke Down Engine – Jimmy Bowskill Band
4. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be – Blue As Can Be
5. Seth Freeman – In the Reins ft Zack Bramhall – Seth Freeman
6. Blind Boy Paxton – Dirtiest Little Darling – Dirtiest Little Darling Single
7. Andy Poxon – Carol Anne – Tomorrow
8. Andrew Diehl & the Nightmen – Welcome Blues – Chill
9. Gary Clark Jr. – Travis County – Blak And Blu
10. Oli Brown Band – Mr. Wilson – Here I Am
11. Selwyn Birchwood – Addicted – Don’t Call No Ambulance
12. Chase Walker Band – Who Will – Unleashed

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Powerful Pairs

Listen: Women of the Blues 2014

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I recently had a conversation with a listener who said they loved 2013’s special episode devoted to the Women of the Blues. They went on to ask me when I would be producing a new edition with that theme. All I could reply was that I was overdue. This week, I am thrilled to bring you the 2014 listen to the leading ladies in the world of the Blues. Click Here to Listen to Last Year’s special.

2014 has seen some marquis names release albums, and you’ll hear selections from Eden Brent, Janiva Magness, and Deanna Bogart. There are also truly independent releases from artists including Lisa Mann, Sad Sam Blues Jam, and others.

Speaking of Sad Sam Blues Jam, I mentioned during this week’s show that the band has a full touring calendar this summer. Click Here to View Sad Sam Blues jam’s 2014 Tour Dates!

Courtesy Roustabout Records

Courtesy Roustabout Records

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Under Lock and Key.” It comes off the brand new record Sunshine by Davina and the Vagabonds. This highly anticipated album is available from Roustabout Records. Sunshine can be purchased on vinyl LP, along with CD and digital formats. “Under Lock and Key” is a new recording of a tune Davina originally cut around 2008. Davina and the Vagabonds are touring in support of the new record, and you can find dates and information on their official website.
Click Here to Visit DavinaAndTheVagabonds.com

1. Cathy Lemons – Black Crow – Black Crow
2. Deanna Bogart – Bye Bye Blackbird – Just A Wish Away
3. Kat Danser – Hear Me Out, Think It Over – Baptized By The Mud
4. Eden Brent – Locomotive – Jigsaw Heart
5. Janiva Magness – With Love ft Dan Navarro – Original
6. Sad Sam Blues Jam – Black Cat Bone – The EP
7. Lisa Mann – Give You My Love – Move On
8. Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method – Fools Gold – Compass
9. Annika Chambers – Barnyard Blues – Making My Mark
10. Brooke Shive & the 45s – Can’t Get Over Loving You – Way Past Gone
11. Samantha Fish – Over You – Black Wind Howlin’
12. Davina and the Vagabonds – Under Lock and Key – Sunshine

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Johnny Full-Time Welcomes First Child

Johnny Full-Time Welcomes First Child

Thanks for your patience, this week. This episode arrived to our affiliates on time, however, it was delayed in getting posted here on FullTimeBlues.com, because Johnny Full-Time is on paternity leave following the birth of his first child.
Now, on with the show!

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Deuces are wild, this week, as Full-Time Blues Radio explores powerful pairs. Whether it is in a traditional duo setting, or two stars fronting a full band, we will listen to the power of two in this episode.

Courtesy Yep Roc Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I Feel So Good.” It comes off the album Common Ground: Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy. The record marks the first time brothers Dave and Phil Alvin have released an effort together in nearly 30 years! That album is available now from Yep Roc Records, and will be released on vinyl LP just days from this posting. Make sure to check out Dave and Phil’s video performance of Big Bill Broonzy’s signature song “Key to the Highway” below this week’s playlist.

You can also find complete details on their websites, DaveAlvin.net and TheBlasters.com

1. Dave Riley & Bob Corritore – Home In Chicago – Hush Your Fuss
2. Moreland & Arbuckle – Tall Boogie – Seven Cities
3. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Well, Well – Live In Amsterdam
4. Smokin Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Come On In – Road Dog’s Life
5. Nicole Hart & Anni Piper – Can’t Let You Go – Split Second
6. Peter Karp & Sue Foley – More Than I Bargained For – Beyond The Crossroads
7. Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney – Drivin’ Me Wild – Drivin’ Me Wild
8. Jimi Hocking & Rebecca Davey – Tell Me Where, Tell Me When – Live At The Royal Standard
9. Chris James & Patrick Rynn – A Fact Is A Fact – Barrelhouse Stomp
10. Duncan Street – Sharpest Marble In The Drawer – Baptized By The Blues
11. Matt Baxter & Jake Sampson – Dusty Mule – Haunted
12. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – I Feel So Good – Common Ground: Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy

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