BEB 109 | Raise The RUF

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Delta Generators- Love You Tight, The Dirty Bones- Yer Mutha, Royal Southern Brotherhood- Left My Heart in Memphis, Mike Zito- Gone To Texas, Devon Allman- Don’t Set Me Free, Joe Louis Walker- Hellfire, Janiva Magness- There It Is, Brian MacDonald- Shadow Time, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials- Hold That Train, Honey Island Swamp Band- Prodigal Son, Junior Krauss & the Shakes- Too Many Drivers, Todd Wolfe- Against The Wall, JC Crossfire- When It Comes To The Blues, Shawn Holt & the Teardrops- Mean Little Woman, Carolyn Wonderland- Misunderstood, Frank Bang & the Secret Stash- My Own Country Way, Shiny Lapel Trio- Sway, Mojomatics- Soy Baby.

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Black-Eyed News:

Interview with Brian MacDonald & Mike Palin

The tells of a trip all music fans need to make; the drive is from Chicago to Memphis and all of the music related venues, eateries recording studios and bars that you need to visit whether you are a fan of Blues or country music. It sounds like a trip my wife and I need to make. Check out the link to the article in this week’s Write up.

The next piece comes from the daily and talks about Producer Tom Hambridge and how he has 5 albums in the Billboard Blues Chart all at the same time. 4 in the Top 10. Currently Hambridge has James Cotton’s Cotton Mouthed Man, Buddy Guy’s critically acclaimed Rhythm & Blues, talented young guitarist Quinn Sullivan’s Getting There, Delbert McClinton & Glenn Clark’s album Blind, Crippled & Crazy oh and by the way he produced the Joe Louis Walker album we were talking about earlier in the Show, Hellfire. To read more about Tom and who else he’s working with check out the link:

Our friends at American Blues Scene have an article about the new album by Mike Zito-Gone to Texas describing how he writes his songs, his role in the Royal Southern Brotherhood and how he chose his band for their tour.

The Blues Blast interview this week was with bass player Tommy Shannon it covered his entire career starting with playing at Woodstock as part of Johnny Winter’s band through his time with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and what he thinks is the future for Blues music. It’s a great read!

Yesterday marked the 23rd anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I listened to Texas Flood last night and it still sounds as fresh as it did when it was released in 1983. I recommend you give it a listen today.

Blues In The Area:


James Montgomery w/the Uptown Horns & Special Guests - Monument Square (7-11pm) - Woonsocket, RI

125th Anniversary Block Party feat. 11 bands (7-11pm)

Roomful of Blues - Stearns Square (8pm, Worthington St.) - Springfield, MA

Blues On The Rocks - The Griswold Inn (8pm) - Essex, CT


16th Rhythm & Roots Festival - Ninigret Park (continues 8/31 & 9/1) - Charlestown, RI


Taj Mahal

Marcia Ball

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Texas Guitar Women

Maria Muldaur

Paul Geremia


Popa Chubby - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Frank Bang & the Secret Stash - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Roomful of Blues - Point Breeze - Webster, MA

James Montgomery - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

Jeff Pitchell - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Walter & David - The Lumberyard (8pm) - West Redding, CT

The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C. - La Vita Gustosa (9pm) - Haddam, CT

Eran Troy Danner - Lucky Jack's Bar & Grill (8pm) - Plainfield, CT

EasyBaby - Dalice Elizabeth Winery (6:30-9:30pm) - Preston, CT


16th Rhythm & Roots Festival - Ninigret Park (continues 9/1) - Charlestown, RI


Taj Mahal

Marcia Ball

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Texas Guitar Women

Maria Muldaur

Paul Geremia


The Blues, Views & BBQ Festival - The Levitt Pavillion & Westport Library (11:30am Sat & Sun) - Westport, CT


Royal Southern Brotherhood

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

The Stooges Brass Band

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones

Clarence Spady

Quinn Sullivan

Paul Gabriel


Popa Chubby - The Outer Space (7:30pm) - Hamden, CT

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez - The Madison Beach Hotel (7pm) - Madison, CT

The Willie J. Laws Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

The Fat City Band - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Shiny Lapel Trio - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Blues Alley - The Prime Time Pub - Thomaston, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, MA

The Walter Lewis Blues Trio - Terra Sole Ristorante (8pm) - Ridgefield, CT

Eran Troy Danner - Spice Bar & Grill - Southington, CT


16th Rhythm & Roots Festival - Ninigret Park - Charleston, RI


Taj Mahal

Marcia Ball

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Texas Guitar Women

Maria Muldaur

Paul Geremia


The Blues, Views & BBQ Festival - The Levitt Pavillion & Westport Library (11:30am) - Westport, CT



The London Souls

Popa Chubby

Debbie Davies feat. Crispin Cioe

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

Murali Coryell

Petey Hop


Blues Jam w/Wildcat O'Halloran - City Sports Grille (4-8pm) - Northampton, MA

Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:

Wednesday Aug 28 Blues Open Mic hosted by Tim McDonald

Friday Aug 30 Frank Bang & the Secret Stash

Saturday Aug 31 Shiny Lapel Trio

Monday Sept 2 CLOSED for Labor DAy

Tuesday Sept 3 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra w/Special guest vocalist Brian MacDonald

I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.


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