BLUES FANS, MUSICIANS, SOCIETIES AND FELLOW MUSIC TRAVELERS
A LATE Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Hope you and yours have a fantastic Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and/or Christmas and the best of ALL New Years.
The latest (Nov. 30th) Roots Music Top 50 Blues radio chart has Guy Davis's JUBA DANCE still in 1st place, Buddy Guy's double disc release RHYTHM & BLUES 2nd, the Tedeschi Trucks Band newest MADE UP MIND going to 3rd, Trampled Under Foot's excellent BADLANDS is 4th this week and the Rides CAN'T GET ENOUGH moves up to take the 5th spot.
The remaining top ten are held by Roomful of Blues, Harrison Kennedy's latest SOULSCAPE, Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians, Soulstack's FIVE FINGER DISCOUNT and Eric Bibb's newest JERICO ROAD.
This weeks Wisconsin Roots Radio airplay chart still has Wausau's own Johnny & the Mo-Tones SHAKE IT at 3rd, the Cash Box Kings BLACK TOPPIN' at 5th and Paul Filipowicz's latest SAINTS AND SINNERS at 6th. The remained titles that charted are Folk, Pop/Country or other.
The latest Living Blues Magazine Radio chart dates from Nov. 1st and won't change until early December. The November chart has Shawn Holt & the Teardrops DADDY TOLD ME in first, Sugar Ray Rayford's DANGEROUS 2nd, Frank Bey & Anothy Paule's SOUL FOR YOUR BLUES in 3rd, Guy Davis's excellent JUBA DANCE 4th and Johnny Rowls latest REMEMBERING O.V. taking the 5th spot.
For Wisconsin musicians - Bryan Lee's newest PLAY ONE FOR ME is at number 11 in the Living Blues Radio chart for November.
Are you STILL looking for a WARM place to travel this coming winter with great music? If you're a Jimmy Voegeli and the Jimmy's fan you can have BOTH! The Jimmy's are putting together PLAYCATION in the Dominican Republic at the all-inclusive Gran Ventana Beach Resort in Puerto Plata from March 17th thru the 24th. Join the band for Blues, sun, blue seas, SCUBA, all meals and tons more. Contact Middleton Travel www.middletontravel.com for more details.
Blues Festivals are done in our climate but there are a few INDOOR events of note including the MID WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL at the Adriatic Music Bar in Rockford, ILLINOIS featuring BOBBY MESSANO & SENA EHRHARDT Dec. 13th plus the announced lineup for March 8th, 2014 Great Northern Blues Soc's BLUES CAFE 2014.
Among Blues events coming up this week or a bit later around Wausau or within a reasonable drive (less than 100 miles) include the BLUES JAM at the Intermission in Wausau December 5th, Donnie Pick & the Road Band at the Arrow Sports Bar in Schofield Dec. 7th, Mojo Lemon at the Snout Saloon in Chippewa Falls Dec. 21st, Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo at Wausau's Intermission Dec. 13th and the Bobby Evan Band at Chillerz over in Appleton Dec. 20th.
BLUES or other musical events of special note a bit further afield have Greg Koch at Shank Hall in Milwaukee Dec. 14th, SENA EHRHARDT at Wilebski's in St. Paul Dec. 6th, KIRSTEN THEIN at Shank Hall in Milwaukee Dec. 5th (she's Blues), BOOKER T. JONES at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston, ILLINOIS December 6th and SHERYL CROW (I know it's not Blues but she's GOOD!) Dec. 5th at the Riverside in Milwaukee. Details plus MORE events, fests and gigs follow in the pages of "Who's On First".
The December 4th "Clinic..." will be dispensing medications by Laura Rain, Guy Davis, Mighty Mo Rodgers, Sheba Beck and MANY, MANY to treat your various aches and pains PLUS we'll hear from this weeks featured artist - the GREAT MUDDY WATERS!!
During this weeks New & Blue segment dedicated TOTALLY to NEW albums we'll hear from Eric Bibb's newest release JERICHO ROAD from Stony Plain, Sean Chambers THE ROCK HOUSE SESSIONS on Blue Heat, Jonny Lang's FIGHT FOR MY SOUL released by Concord, Gene "Birdlegg" Pittman's BIRDLEGG via Dial Tone and Ursula Ricks MY STREET from Severn. In the last hour of the "Clinic..." we always celebrate the birth of musicians who entered the world sometime during this week in our "Blues Baby Birthday" segment. To commemorate each artist's special day we'll play a selection from their body of work. This weeks celebrants number Blind John Davis, Larry Davis, Little Jimmy King, Roebuck "Pop" Staples and the great Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) and if we have time perhaps one or two more.
If you're outside of WNRB-LP's broadcast area and need a dose of the Blues for your aches and pains remember the "Clinic..." IS AVAILABLE 24/7 on the web at http://220.127.116.11:/listen.pls OR by going to the station web site - www.wnrblp.org - and following the prompts.
I'm always happy to play requests on the "Clinic..." if they're in the library. Do you want to hear something special? Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. If I got 'em - I'll gladly play 'em for ya!
Wausau's had its first snow and things have really cooled off! So it's a good time to get out of the house, apartment, cave or whatever and support LIVE & local music!! Warm up your blood with a little dancing to AMERICAN MUSIC - the BLUES!!!! I'm writing a prescription for that medication in your name and you can fill it this week or next at a venue near you!
Yours in the music;