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This week’s program features an incredible playlist that includes two of the hottest new releases of the year, as well as some equally incredible releases that aren’t getting nearly as much press. It all starts with Chris O’Leary’s debut with American Showplace Music. There are tracks from the new albums by Keith Richards and Gary Clark Jr. You can also scroll below this week’s playlist and watch Gary’s official music video for the song “Church,” off his new album, The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim.

Courtesy Ruf Records

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Clarksdale Shuffle” by Heather Crosse. Although the album is released under her name, Heather fronts the band Heavy Suga’ and the Sweetones; and the band accompanied her into the studio for their debut release. That album was produced by Jim Gaines, and it is available now from Ruf Records.

Heather was born in Louisiana, cut her teeth in Arkansas, and settled in Mississippi, where she began building a great reputation among both Blues fans and industry professionals. She took part in Ruf’s most recent Girls With Guitars project; and followed that with a trip into the studio for this debut album. You can find out much more on Heather Crosse, her band, tour dates and links on her official website,

1. Chris O’Leary – Tell It To Me Straight – Gonna Die Tryin’
2. Keith Richards – Robbed Blind – Crosseyed Heart
3. Ray Cashman – Wastin’ – Desolation
4. Deb Callahan – I Keep Things Running – Sweet Soul
5. The Blues Disciples – What I Need – Big Beat
6. Gary Clark Jr. – Shake – The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
7. Hound Dog Taylor – 55th Street Boogie – The Best Of Hound Dog Taylor (2015)
8. Shirley Johnson – You Can Have My Husband – Angels Sing The Blues
9. The Josh Garrett Band – Ain’t Nobody’s Business – Honey For My Queen
10. Colin Linden – Knob & Tube – Rich In Love
11. Flora Molton – All Around Me Shine – I Want to Be Ready to Hear God When He Calls
12. James Day & the Fish Fry – Next New Thing – Southland
13. Heather Crosse – Clarksdale Shuffle – Groovin’ At The Crosse Roads

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