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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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Courtesy Blues Foundation

Courtesy Blues Foundation

The International Blues Challenge: The Blues Foundation’s huge annual competition, known as the world’s largest battle of the bands, is set to take place January 20-24, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee.

This week on Full-Time Blues Radio, hear music from as many acts competing this year as time will allow! We’ll also talk about why more than 100 acts from all across the globe compete in the IBC, as well as take a look at the prizes. It’s a week of live music, networking, and fellowship with the Blues community – and this episode of Full-Time Blues Radio will get you in the mood for International Blues Challenge week!

1. Chris Canas – I’m Playing the Blues – She’s Breaking Me
2. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers – Charles River Delta Blues – Love Whip Blues
3. Iko-Iko – Too High to Drive – Bullets In The Bonfire, Vol. 1
4. Brian Keith Wallen – So Low – So Low
5. Nico Wayne Toussaint – Memphis Hat – Lonely Number
6. Altered Five Blues Band – Urgent Care – Cryin’ Mercy
7. Howlin’ Bill – Rich – Hungry
8. The CD Woodbury Band – Pawn Shop – Monday Night
9. JP Blues – Move Aside –
10. Blind Dog Gatewood – High Water – Ashbrooke Sessions
11. Jimmi and the Band of Souls – Lord I Tremble – Live From The Park Theater
12. The Beat Daddys – Train In the Distance – Live At The Quincy Blues Fest 2007
13. Eddie Cotton – Here I Come – Here I Come

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