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This week’s episode features a little international flair, as there’s new releases that rolled in from Canada and Finland! There’s also new music from Eric Bibb that was recorded in France. That new CD, Lead Belly’s Gold, features Eric Bibb joined by JJ Milteau for a mix of live and studio recordings. There are songs from Huddie Ledbetter’s songbook, as well as original tribute songs by Eric and JJ. Make sure to look below the playlist and watch the video about this new CD, as well as a music video of “Good Night Irene!”

Courtesy Hokahey! Records

Courtesy Hokahey! Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Blame It On the Bright Lights” by Micke Bjorklof and Blue Strip. The song appears on their new CD Ain’t Bad Yet. These guys are considered the premier Blues band in their native Finland, and they teamed up with highly acclaimed producer John Porter for this new set of all original songs. Click here to preview the entire album on Amazon!

Micke Bjorklof and Blue Strip have an English language version of their website, and you can find them online when you Click here to visit

1. Blue Largo – Sing Your Own Song – Sing Your Own Song
2. Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau – Rock Island Line – Lead Belly’s Gold
3. Mark T. Small – Goin’ Down Slow – Smokin’ Blues
4. Chris Yakopcic – Write Me A Few Lines – The Next Place I Leave
5. Eight O’ Five Jive – Have Mercy Baby – Too Many Men
6. Whelan – Everytime I See Her – The Story Of Ike Dupree
7. Lucky 3 Blues Band – Who’s Hoodooin’ Who – Howl
8. Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin – Evil Coming Round – Stormy Water
9. Deak Harp – Delta Wind – Clarksdale Breakdown
10. Josh Smith – When I Get Mine – Over Your Head
11. Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love – Outskirts Of Love
12. Jeremiah Johnson – Crazy – Grind
13. Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip – Blame It On The Bright Lights – Ain’t Bad Yet

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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.



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 –

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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