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.

Courtesy DrewNelson.ca

Courtesy DrewNelson.ca

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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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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This week’s shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music features some absolutely amazing music, front to back. Nine of the 13 songs featured this week are new arrivals. 11 of them are 2014 releases! The show kicks off in a big way with new music from The Delta Generators, moves into a track from Berklee College of Music Grad Vanessa Collier, and also finds tracks from Gov’t Mule, The Nighthawks, and many more.

Johnny Full-Time also takes a moment to remember the great Johnny Winter, with a brief look at his amazing life and career, and a track from his final album. Johnny Winter passed away earlier this year, at the age of 70. His final album, Step Back, features Johnny Winter alongside Eric Clpton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa and others. There are also a handful of tracks that feature Johnny performing solo. The selection we chose to play is a cover of the classic Son House song “Death Letter,” which Johnny slides through alone. May he rest in peace.

Courtesy Vizz-Tone

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Lucky 13,” by Rob Stone. Rob’s brand new album is Gotta Keep Rollin’, and is available everywhere from the Vizz-Tone Label Group. It’s Rob’s debut with Vizz-Tone, but it marks his fourth album as a band leader. Rob teams with good friends Chris James and Patrick Rynn, and also welcomes guests into the studio, including Eddie Shaw, Henry Gray, John Primer and others.

Rob Stone recently wrapped up a big tour of Japan, and has now returned home to begin promoting his new album. You can find complete details on this CD, his concert schedule, and much more, by visiting Rob’s official website RobStone.com

1. Delta Generators – Whole Lotta Whiskey – Get On The Horse
2. Vanessa Collier – Tongue Tied – Heart Soul & Saxophone
3. Gov’t Mule feat. Grace Potter – Whisper in Your Soul – Shout!
4. Markey Blue – Voodoo Do – Hey Hey
5. Kirby Sewell Band – Till the River Starts to Overflow – Girl With A New Tattoo
6. Kirk Davis – Every Night and Every Day – Blues And Greys
7. The Nighthawks – You’re Gone – 444
8. Hurricane Ruth – The Walls – Born On The River
9. Al Basile – One More Stone In The Pitcher – Woke Up In Memphis
10. Johnny Winter – Death Letter – Step Back
11. The Todd Wolfe Band – Sunnyvale – Miles To Go
12. Billy Pierce & Friends – Song For Sonny – Take Me Back To The Delta
13. Rob Stone – Lucky 13 – Gotta Keep Rollin’

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This week, the Home for New & Independent Blues Music breaks new ground and features some truly amazing content. You’ll have to approach portions of this episode with an open mind, because in the second half of the show we’ll hear music from the crossroads of Blues and Hip-Hop, with a new collaboration between harmonica giant Sugar Blue, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rapper DMC, and producer Sonix the Mad Scientist.

Before we get to that, we explore the thread of music in different songs with the same title, and hear from a 59-year-old harp ace who has just released his debut album!

Courtesy Dr. Sam Records

Courtesy Dr. Sam Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I’m the Reason (She Walks That Way)” by Stacy Mitchhart. It comes off his new album Live My Life, which is available everywhere September 9, 2014 on Dr. Sam Records. Mitchhart’s 12th album features a dozen songs that he says capture his life at its present.

Below this week’s playlist, you’ll find the music video for the album’s title track, “Live My Life.” You can also find tour dates, past releases, and more information on Stacy Mitchhart’s official website, StacyMitchhart.com

1. EG Kight – Don’t Give Up – A New Day
2. Whitey Johnson – House is Rockin’ – Whitey Johnson
3. Lee Roy Parnell – If the House Is Rockin’ – We All Get Lucky Sometimes
4. Kenny Wayne Shepherd – The House Is Rockin’ – Goin’ Home
5. Kenny Blues Boss Wayne – Leavin’ in the Morning – Rollin’ With The Blues Boss
6. Big Harp George – Hard Way – Chromaticism
7. Terry Hanck Band – Pins and Needles – Gotta Bring It On Home To You
8. Generation Blues Experience – Sugar Momma – Private Angel
9. Bryan Lee – It’s Too Bad (Things Are Going So Tough) – Play One For Me
10. Sonix ft. Sugar Blue & DMC – Next Level – Next Level (Single)
11. Cyril Neville – Running Water – Magic Honey
12. Fo’Reel – Shake N Bake – Heavy Water
13. Stacy Mitchhart – I’m the Reason (She Walks That Way) – Live My Life

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