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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This week, we’re packed and stacked with an incredible playlist. There’s new releases from The Nighthawks, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and Indigenous ft Mato Nanji. There’s also a two-fer from the Delmark Records family featuring a new album by Dave Specter and a new release of archived concert recordings by Sleepy John Estes!

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Let’s Ride.” The track appears on the highly anticipated sophomore album by supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood titled HeartSoulBlood. The album is available now on Ruf Records. The band, comprised of Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Mike Zito, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton, blew everyone’s doors off when they released their self-titled debut. They also recently won the Blues Music Award for Best DVD for their Songs From The Road release.

Royal Southern Brotherhood tours extensively, and they’re traveling in support of this new album now. For complete information on HeartSoulBlood, a listing of tour dates, and much more, Click Here and Visit RoyalSouthernBrotherhood.com
Scroll Below the Playlist to Watch Videos of Royal Southern Brotherhood Behind the Scenes and Track by Track on HeartSoulBlood!

1. The Nighthawks – Livin’ the Blues – 444
2. Dave Specter – I Found A Love – Message In Blue
3. Sleepy John Estes – Corrina Corinna – Live In Japan With Hammie Nixon
4. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Calling Out To You – Made Up Mind
5. Jazzy Jeff Baldori – Mean Mistreating Mama – No Genre & The Blues
6. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters – Good News – Good News
7. The Reverend Shawn Amos – Good Morning, Little School Girl
- The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It
8. Indigenous ft Mato Nanji – Time is Coming – Time Is Coming
9. Tweed Funk – Hoodoo Power – First Name Lucky
10. Honey Roy Band – Burn It Up – Family
11. Terry Quiett Band – I Come Running – Taking Sides
12. Van Morrison – Come Running – Moondance Deluxe Edition (2013)
13. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Let’s Ride – HeartSoulBlood

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Continuing to bring you the widest variety of new Blues releases, Johnny Full-Time is once again hard at work inside The Home For New & Independent Blues Music. This week’s program features some stone cold Blues numbers, some acoustic based material, and a featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” that comes from Danish Bluesman Thorbjorn Risager!

In addition, make sure to check out the following link to a featured video of Vaneese Thomas. She stopped by the studios of WREG-TV to discuss her new album Blues For My Father and perform some tracks off the record! Click Here to Watch

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” this week is “Drowning.” As I mentioned above, it comes off the new album by Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado. The album, Too Many Roads, is available now from Ruf Records. The band has been together for many years now, playing a unique and powerful style of Blues music. I mentioned in the show no one is making music like this; but I quickly amended that to note you can hear a distinct Tom Waits influence. It’s certainly worth exploring further.

You can find out additional information on Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado, the album Too Many Roads, and more on their official website Risager.info

1. David Vest – That Happened To Me – Roadhouse Revelation
2. Mannish Boys – She Belongs To Me – Wrapped Up And Ready
3. John & Sylvia Embry – I’m Hurtin’ – Troubles
4. Vaneese Thomas – Southern Central Blues – Blues For My Father
5. JJ Thames – Hey You – Tell You What I Know
6. Lucky 3 Blues Band – Too Much Funky Business Howl
7. Joe Louis Walker – Stick a Fork In Me – Hornet’s Nest
8. Michael Louis – Superstition – Morning Gasoline
9. James Armstrong – Take It To The Limit – Guitar Angels
10. Asylum Street Spankers – Coffee Grindin’ Blues – The Last Laugh
11. Poplar Jake – Sweet Marianne – From The Delta To The Docks
12. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans – Chapter and Verse – Great Day In The Morning
13. Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado – Drowning – Too Many Roads

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