Listen: Episode 1502

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This week provides a breather between big time previews of Blues Foundation events. Last week, we ran down the full list of Blues Music Award nominees. In episode 1503, we’ll hear some of the bands and artists participating in the 2015 International Blues Challenge. – Johnny Full-Time

This week’s shift inside the home for new & independent Blues music features big names like Gov’t Mule and Marcia Ball. There’s also a 2013 BMA Nominee and a 2014 Keeping the Blues Alive Award winner.



This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Never Finished Nothin'” by Brad Hatfield. The song comes off Brad’s latest album For A Change, which is available now through his official website.

Brad has overcome true Blues in his life to be recognized as a star on the rise. The Cincinnati-based artist began playing guitar at age 10, but was forced to give it up at the age of 25, following a tragic accident that left him paralyzed. The injuries Brad sustained left him with limited use of his hands, but he remained true to his devotion for the music and learned to play harmonica. Already an incredible vocalist, Brad Hatfield became a top flight harp ace, as well, and earned a 2013 Blues Music Award nomination in the category of Best New Artist Debut for his 2012 album Uphill From Anywhere.

With this new record, For A Change, Brad has teamed up with Tom Hambridge to craft a terrific follow-up. Brad has two songwriting credits on this album, as well, including the song featured this week inside “Johnny’s mailbox.”

1. HowellDevine – House In the Field – Modern Sounds Of Ancient Juju
2. Gov’t Mule – Angie – Stoned Side Of The Mule, Vol. 1
3. Sauce Boss – Killer Tone – Live At The Green Parrot
4. John Ginty – Switch – Bad News Travels Live DVD
5. The Knickerbocker All-Stars – Along About Midnight – Open Mic At The Knick
6. Jeff Chaz – Don’t Go Monkeyin’ Around – Chronicles
7. Marcia Ball – Hot Springs – The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man
8. Junior Wells – Rock Me – Southside Blues Jam (Reissue)
9. Deak Harp – Juke Jump – Clarksdale Breakdown
10. Tas Cru – Heart Trouble – You Keep The Money
11. Root Doctor – Land of the Free – New Attitude
12. Little Mike and the Tornadoes – I Won’t Be Your Fool – All The Right Moves
13. Brad Hatfield – Never Finished Nothin’ – For A Change

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