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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 MickeBjorklof.com

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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Outside Omega Music, Dayton, Ohio

JFT outside Omega Music, Dayton, Ohio

This week, Full-Time Blues Radio was recorded on the road, in Dayton, Ohio. During the visit, Johnny Full-Time toured the city’s Oregon District, grabbed lunch at The Trolley Stop, and browsed the records at Omega Music.

Chris Yakopcic

Chris Yakopcic

Dayton has a rather active Blues scene, thanks in part to the Dayton Blues Society. They recently held their International Blues Challenge qualifier and the winners were The SoulFixers and Chris Yakopcic. Chris is releasing a new album this fall, tentatively titled The Next Place I Leave, and this episode features a world premier of the title cut! Learn more about Chris and stay updated on the progress of the album on his official website: ChrisYakopcicMusic.com

Courtesy Zoho Roots

Courtesy Zoho Roots

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Upside of the Ground” by the Jay Willie Blues Band. It comes off the new album, Johnny’s Juke Joint, which is available everywhere beginning September 4, 2015 through Zoho Roots.

The album features a wide range of Blues styles, with original songs alongside great covers like “Wooly Bully,” “People Get Ready,” and “Me and the Devil.”. You can watch the official music video for this original song, “Upside of the Ground,” by scrolling down below the playlist. Make sure to visit the official website for tour dates, info and more at JayWillieBluesBandHome.com

1. Mick Kolassa – Grapes & Greens – Ghosts Of The Riverside Hotel
2. Zac Harmon – Ball and Chain – Right Man Right Now
3. Markus James – Green – Head For The Hills
4. Christian Collin – Player’s Game – Spirit Of The Blues
5. AJ Ghent Band – Dancin’ – Live At Terminal West
6. Chris Yakopcic – The Next Place I Leave – The Next Place I Leave
7. Noah Wotherspoon Band – Rock ‘n Roll Placebo – Mystic Mud
8. Barry Levenson – Ice Cold Kiss – The Visit
9. The McCrary Sisters – By the Mark – Let’s Go
10. Grant Dermody – Ain’t Going Back – Sun Might Shine On Me
11. Dion – The Wanderer – Live At The Bitter End – August 1971
12. Ian Siegal – Hard Times (Come Again No More) – The Picnic Sessions
13. Jay Willie Blues Band – Upside of the Ground – Johnny’s Juke Joint

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Listen: Episode 1310 – Kelly Richey Interview

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Courtesy Kelly Richey

Courtesy Kelly Richey

Someone once commented that Kelly Richey sounds like “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” Over the course of 14 albums, decades of touring, and amazing live shows, that description has gone from a compliment to almost a calling card. Kelly Richey possesses the same skill, charisma, and determination those two legendary artists once held.

Kelly sat down with Johnny Full-Time for conversation and music from several of her albums. The pair discussed Kelly’s brand new CD, Sweet Spirit, new band members Freekbass and Jyn Yates, Richey’s brief hiatus from music in 2010, and much, much more! Listen to the show at the link above. In addition, make sure to Click Here to Visit KellyRichey.com for tour dates, to purchase music, and much more!

This week’s full playlist can be found below the new music video “Fast Drivin’ Mama.”

1. Kelly Richey – Leavin’ It All Behind – Sweet Spirit
2. Kelly Richey – Workin_ Hard Woman – Sweet Spirit
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – …And the Gods Made Love (Excerpt) – Electric Ladyland
4. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [Live] (Excerpt) – The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
5. Kelly Richey – Sisters Gotta Problem – Sending Me Angels
6. Roy Buchanan – She Once Lived Here – Second Album
7. Kelly Richey – Without A Trace (Excerpt) – Speechless
8. Kelly Richey – When All is Said and Done – Carry the Light
9. Kelly Richey – Now You Need Me – Sending Me Angels
10. Kelly Richey – Fast Drivin’ Mama – Sweet Spirit
11. Kelly Richey – Angela’s Song – Carry the Light