Listen: Episode 1520

Start with a little electric guitar, add a set of harmonica-based Blues tunes, a dash of North Mississippi Hill Country, a pinch of Soul, a set of acoustic tracks, and cap with some Texas Horns. This week’s edition of Full-Time Blues Radio really does have it all!

Courtesy Vizztone

Courtesy Vizztone

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “You’re Driving Me Crazy” by The Texas Horns. It comes off their new album, Blues Gotta Holda Me, which is available everywhere from the Vizztone Label Group beginning May 19, 2015.

The Texas Horns are Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff, John Mills and Aldalberto “Al” Gomez. The trio have been in high demand from musicians across the Roots music spectrum, both on stage and in studio. They operate out of Austin, Texas, but they travel the world thanks to their incredible skills. For Blues Gotta Holda Me, The Texas Horns were joined by friends like Marcia Ball, Anson Funderburgh, and many others, to craft this highly anticipated album of original and cover material. Click Here for more details about the album. You can also visit Vizztone.com

1. Mr. Sipp – Nobody’s Bisness – The Mississippi Blues Child
2. James Harman – Big Boned Gal – Bonetime
3. Tomislav Goluban – Gambler’s Blues – Blow Junkie
4. Hank Mowery – Telephone Is Ringing – Excuses Plenty
5. Andre Bisson – Remember – Bad Scene
6. Leo “Bud” Welch – Girl in the Holler – I Don’t Prefer No Blues
7. Ghost Town Blues Band – Hard Road to Hoe – Hard Road To Hoe
8. Billy Hector – Old School Thang – Old School Thang
9. Johnny Rawls – Into Something (I Can’t Shake Loose) – Remembering O.V.
10. Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires – Slippin’ Slowly – Distillations Of The Blues
11. Nathan James – Hear Me Calling – Hear Me Calling
12. Joe Filisko & Eric Noden – Complicate – On The Move
13. The Texas Horns – You’re Driving Me Crazy – Blues Gotta Holda Me

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2015 releases are beginning to pour into the home for new & independent Blues music, and this episode is an equal split of releases from 2014 and 2015, with many of the 2014 releases being new arrivals themselves.

It all kicks off with Croatian Blues from Tomislav Goluban, follows with a pair of new, unique interpretations of a Robert Johnson classic, and continues throughout the hour with other highlights including two new releases of Tinsley Ellis music, blue-eyed Soul from Lincoln, Nebraska and a new live disc by Brandon Santini.

Courtesy Montrose Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Woman Who Loves Me” by Brad Absher and Swamp Royale. It comes off their 2015 album, Lucky Dog, which is available now from Montrose Records. It’s Absher’s sixth record overall, but marks his label debut with the Houston, Texas imprint.

Absher is a Gulf Coast native, raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His music mixes Blues, Gospel, Soul and other Louisiana swamp sounds into something unique. The band performed very well at the 2014 International Blues Challenge, and is looking forward to a great 2015, as they ride on the strength of this album. You can find complete details about Brad Absher, Swamp Royale, and the record Lucky Dog, on their official website BradAbsher.com

1. Tomislav Goluban – Blow Junkie – Blow Junkie
2. The Mike Henderson Band – If I Had Possession – If You Think It’s Hot Here
3. Mudslide Charley – Possession – New & Used
4. Markus James – Diddley Bow and Buckets – Head For The Hills
5. MacKenzie Blues Band – Sweet Stuff – Slam! Bam!
6. Tinsley Ellis – Should I Have Lied – Tough Love
7. Tinsley Ellis – Leavin’ Here – The Best Of Tinsley Ellis (2015)
8. Josh Hoyer and the Shadow Boxers – A Man Who Believes His Own Lies – Living By The Minute
9. Etta Britt – Old Weakness Comin’ On Strong – Etta Does Delbert
10. Brandon Santini – Come On Everybody – Live & Extended!
11. Generation Blues Experience – Little Mama – Private Angel
12. Benny Turner – My Uncle’s Blues (Fannie Mae) – Journey
13. Brad Absher & Swamp Royale – Woman Who Loves Me – Lucky Dog

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