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This week, the Home for New & Independent Blues Music is crafting a playlist filled with big name new release music. There’s new Blues from Gary Clark, Jr., Marcia Ball, and the Blind Pig Records debut of JW Jones. In addition, Johnny Full-Time recently visited Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee and recorded a report directly onto a vinyl record! Hear that report, along with a number off of Jack’s incredible album Lazaretto.

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” The track is the opener to Paul Thorn’s new album, Too Blessed To Be Stressed. That album is available now from Paul’s own label, Perpetual Obscurity; and you can get it in a variety of formats, including vinyl LP.

In the mean time, Too Blessed To Be Stressed features Paul Thorn’s amazing songwriting, featuring cinematic lyrics that play out slices of life in song. Look for standout numbers like the title cut, “Old Stray Dogs and Jesus,” and “Everybody Needs Somebody,” which you can watch the official music video for, just under this week’s playlist. If you’d like more information about Paul Thorn, Too Blessed To Be Stressed, and his tour schedule – Visit PaulThorn.com

1. JW-Jones – Coming After Me – Belmont Boulevard
2. Marcia Ball – Clean My House – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man
3. The Knickerbocker All-Stars – Turn on Your Love Light – Open Mic At The Knick
4. Liz Mandeville – Silver Lining (Shirley’s Blues) – Heart ‘O Chicago
5. Iko-Iko – Pet de Kat – Bullets In The Bonfire, Vol. 1
6. Jack White – Three Women – Lazaretto
7. Gary Clark, Jr. – Numb – Live
8. Jimmy Carpenter – When You’re Ready – Walk Away
9. Jeremiah Johnson – Call a Taxi – Grind
10. Markus James – Head for the Hills – Head For The Hills
11. Pork Chop Willie – Devil In My Soul – Love Is The Devil
12. Paul Thorn – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Too Blessed To Be Stressed

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Listen: Janiva Magness Interview

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Courtesy Fathead Records

Janiva Magness is a multi-time Blues Music Award winner, a BB King Entertainer of the Year, and has solidified herself as both a top draw and a fan favorite in the Blues world. She’s also a survivor, a product of the foster care system, and an inspiration to anyone with a dream. She is vividly honest regarding the loss of her parents as a teenager, her movement through the foster care system, and the combination of a love for music and the loving encouragement of an important person that saved her life.

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This week, Johnny Full-Time is joined on the telephone by Janiva Magness for conversation and music on Full-Time Blues Radio. Her 11th album, Original, was released in 2014 on her very own label – Fathead Records. She co-wrote seven of the album’s 11 tracks with friend and producer Dave Darling. You’ll hear several songs from this new CD, as well as select songs from past albums, and a song by one of Janiva’s favorite artists. In addition, Janiva and JFT discuss the music business, the leap of faith it took to break out on her own, helping at risk youth, and much more.

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1. Janiva Magness – Who Am I – Original
2. Janiva Magness – I Won’t Cry – Stronger For It
3. Janiva Magness – Everything Is Alright – Original
4. Buck Owens – It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)
The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Vol. 1
5. Janiva Magness – I Can’t Stop Cryin’ – Do I Move You
6. Janiva Magness – That’s What Love Will Make You Do – What Love Will Do
7. Janiva Magness – I’m Feelin’ Good – The Devil Is An Angel Too
8. Janiva Magness – Let Me Breathe – Original
9. Janiva Magness – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down – The Devil Is An Angel Too
10. Janiva Magness – I Don’t Want To Do Wrong – Stronger For It

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Derby City Blues Guitar Showcase

On October 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM Eastern, nine of Kentuckiana’s best Blues guitarists will come together for one night of fellowship through music. The Derby City Blues Guitar Showcase finds the Louisville area’s guitar gurus assembling at Stevie Rays Blues Bar to celebrate the Great American Music together.

“Most musicians have their own individual gigs that keep them from even seeing someone else’s live show, much less jam with one another,” said “Johnny Full-Time” John Luttrell, host of Full-Time Blues Radio. “The Blues community, both locally and globally, is truly a family. I would consider this a family reunion.

Luttrell will emcee the event, which features music from Jason Lockwood (The Stella Vees), Screamin’ John Hawkins (The Predators), Johnny Roy Hedger (The Rub Tones), Danny Michel (Big Gene & Danny Lee’s Loud Pack), Rob Pickett (Da’ Mudcats), James Geatano (Louisville Fats and the Rhythm Cats), Willie Eames (Tallboys), John Burgard (Hoodoo Blues Band), and Mark Stein (The Stella Vees). They will be backed by an all-star band of area musicians.

Lockwood notes, “This is the first one of its kind, one night where some of the region’s top Blues and Blues-Rock guitarists share the ticket/stage in a club and play together.”

Admission to this event is $5.00 and you must be 21 to enter.
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Listen: Episode 1435 Worldwide Blues

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Pack your suitcase, this week, Full-Time Blues Radio is globetrotting across the planet with some Worldwide Blues. “The Great American Music” may have been born here, but it’s roots began overseas, and the music has grown to captivate artists and audiences in every nation. This week’s episode of the show sets out to prove that with a small sample of the Blues beyond our borders. As you look at the playlist, this week, note the parentheses that feature the nation each artist or band hails from. There are 13 songs on this week’s show, and there are 13 countries represented – none of which are the United States.

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Make It Right,” by Drew Nelson. It appears on his 2014 release The Other Side. Drew Nelson formed a career as a touring musician in Canada, before walking away from it all for roughly eight years. The itch to return to music was spurred on by Steve Marriner, who encouraged Nelson to begin making music once again. Drew and Steve formed a bond when a young Steve Marriner would be welcomed on stage to jam with Drew Nelson’s band. Steve Marriner produced the new album, plays harmonica on some of the tracks, and also helped flesh out some of the songwriting. It’s truly a return to form for Drew Nelson, and the finished product is an album of 11 songs that is gaining buzz across Canada and beyond.

The Other Side is a truly independent release, and it is available now. You can find more information about this album, about Drew Nelson, and so much more, by simply visiting his official website – DrewNelson.ca

1. Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado (Denmark) – Play On – Too Many Roads
2. Ari Frello (Brazil) – Crossroads – A Simple Man Until The End
3. Hans Theessink (Netherlands) – Kathmandu – Wishing Well
4. Dani Dorchin (Israel) – Take Your Time – One Man Band
5. Little G. Weevil (Hungary) – Moving – Moving
6. The Stayers (Australia) – House Working Man – About Time
7. Bobby Dirninger (France) – Gogo Town – In The End…And Even More
8. Joanne Shaw Taylor (England) – Diamonds in the Dirt – Songs From The Road
9. Makuini (New Zealand) – I Got My Mojo Working – Blues In My Bones
10. Berdon Kirksaether & the Twang Bar Kings (Norway) – Go Cat Go – Latenighters Under A Full Moon
11. Sandi Thom (Scotland) – Sun Comes Crashing Down – Flesh & Blood
12. Linda Valori (Italy) – Your Love is so Doggone Good – Days Like This
13. Drew Nelson (Canada) – Make It Right – The Other Side

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