The BluzNdaBlood Show #246, Bruce’s Blues, 2016!

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The BluzNdaBlood Show #246, Bruce’s Blues, 2016!

Intro Song, Night Before at River City
Jimmy Adler, “Down In Alabama”, swing it around, Bonedog Records

First Day – Friday, August 12th
Quinn Sullivan, “Getting There”, Getting There
Sue Foley, “Me and My Chauffeur”, Change
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, “Sunbird’”, Soul Monster, Delta Groove Records
Shemekia Copeland, “Outskirts of Love’”, Outskirts of Love, Alligator Records

Second Day – Saturday. August 13th
Albert Castiglia, “What the Hell Was I Thinking’”, Big Dog,
Curtis Salgado, “Love Man”, Soul Shot, Alligator Records
Janiva Magness, “Long As I Can See The Light”, Love Wins Again, Fathead Records
Sugar Blue, “Bluesman”, Code Blue
Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, “Back Alley Cat”, Blues Shock, Blind Pig Records

Third Day – Sunday, August 14th
Ben Prestage, “Fishin’ In The Dark”, One Crow Murder
Jonn Del Toro Richardson, “Tall Pretty Baby”, Tengo Blues
Tinsley Ellis, “It’s Not Funny”, Midnight Blue
Laith Al-Saadi, “Last Time You’ll See Me Cry”, Real

Thanks to Bruce Wheeler, his family, and all the volunteers!

Congratulations to the Blues Society of Northern West Virginia for holding their very first IBC Competition at the festival!

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The BluzNdaBlood Show #195, More Big Blues on Small Labels!

Hey, everybody! It’s time for another BluzNdaBlood Show! This is Show 195!

Here’s another show highlighting MORE blues labels and their newest releases! This show is called, “More Big Blues On Small Labels!”

Intro Song
Matt Daniels, “Yo, Matt!”, Yo, Matt! Do An Instrumental!, 2010 8th Train Records

First Set
The Mojo Roots, “What Kind of Fool”, What Kind of Fool, Mojo Roots Music 2013
Scottyboy Daniel Blues Band, “Educated Fool”, Mercy! A Tribute to William Clarke, Blue Edge Records 2012
Finis Tasby & Kid Andersen, “Don’t Make Me Pay”, Snap! Your Fingers, Bluebeat Music

Second Set
The Mighty Mojo Prophets, “Boogie Woogie Rhythm”, The Mighty Mojo Prophets, Rip Cat Records 2011
Brandon Santini, “Help Me with the Blues”, This Time Another Year, Swing Suit Records 2013
Bryan Lee, “Barefootin’, Katrina Was Her Name, Justin Time Records 2007

Third Set The Fruit of the Blues “The Blues are the roots, the rest are the fruits!”
B.B. King with Heavy D, “Keep It Coming”, Dueces Wild, 1997 MCA Records
R.L. Burnside, “It’s Bad You Know”, come on in, 1998 Fat Possum Records REMIX Techno Blues?
DMC, Sonix The Mad Scientist, Sugar Blue, “Next Level”, Single release

Fourth Set
Tinsley Ellis, “Front Street Freeze”, Get It!, Heartfixer Music 2013
Franco Paletta & The Stingers, “Oh Baby”, I Like It Just Like That, BluesBuzz Productions 2013
Grady Champion, “I’m Smilin’ Again”, Shanachie Days, 2012 Grady Shady Music 2012
Ghost Town Blues Band, “Memphis Train”, Dark Horse, Inside Sounds 2012

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Keep the blues in the blood,


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The BluzNdaBlood Show #184, “Bustin’ at the Seams with Blues!”

Well, hello there! And welcome back to another episode of The BluzNdaBlood Show! Ya know, when I have theme based shows where I play all organ music or all harp music, the new CDs just start stacking up! There’s no doubt that this studio is busting art the seams with blues! And that’s just Show #184 is called!

We started off the show with The Bluesmasters Vol. 3 with their tune Colorado Boogie! Thanks to Blind Raccoon for sending me a copy of that CD!

So who else is on our playlist for today’s show?

The first full set:
Eddie Cotton, “Pay To Play”, Here I ComeDeChamp Records
Roomful of Blues, “That’s Right!”, 45 Live, Alligator Records
Dixie Peach, “Rick’s Shuffle”, Blues With Friends, Big Shew Records
Damon Fowler,”TV Mama”, Sounds of Home, Blind Pig Records

The second set and for our Women In Blues set for Show 184:
Adrianna Marie and her Groovecutters, “He May Be Your Man”, Double Crossing Blues
The Bridget Kelly Band, “Why I Sing the Blues”, Back in the Blues, Alpha Sun Productions
JJ Thames, “I’ma Make It”, Tell You What I KnowDeChamp Records
The Lucy Hammond Band, “Proof”, Proof, Giddy Minion Records
Niecie Blues, “Blues Ain’t Nothin'”, Wanted Woman, Ride The Tiger Records

Our third and final set for today’s show includes:
Tinsley Ellis, “Kiss of Death”, Midnight Blues, Heartfixer Music
The Suitcase Brothers, “Pigmeat”,  Living with the Blues, Hotsak
Johnny Drummer, “Another Rooster is Pecking My Hen”, Bad Attitude, Earwig Music
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, “Baby Let Me Butter Your Corn”, Blues Shock, Blind Pig Records

Well, you know the routine! Now that you’ve heard this great music, go out and buy their music! Or better yet, go out and see them live and tell them that you heard their music on The BluzNdaBlood Show! Your first stop for the best of the blues!

Please keep in touch! Subscribe through iTunes, Friend me on Facebook, Like The BluzNdaBlood Show page, Follow me on Twitter, and Subscribe to the BluzNdaBlood YouTube Channel! But please keep in touch!

Special thanks always goes out to Michael Allen Engstrom for letting me use his GREAT artwork on my web sites! Check out his super work at The Crossroads Blue Gallery!

Until next time, this is Dave Harrison reminding you to keep the blues alive and keep the blues in the blood!



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The BluzNdaBlood Show #179, New Blues For A New Year!

Welcome back, everybody and Happy New Year! It’s time for our traditional New Blues for a New Year show! We’re going to highlight a lot of the new blues CDs I’ve received lately in the blues filled studio down here in the River City of Virginia

We started off the show with the great Charlie Musselwhite.  That was his song called “Blues, Why Do You Worry Me”.  Buy his brand new CD called Juke Joint Chapel.

Who else is on our line up for providing you with some great blues for this new year?

Well we’ve got Chris James and Patrick Rynn, David Egan, Dan Bubien, Hard Garden, Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns, Detroit Memphis Experience, The CD Woodbury Band, Back Pack Jones, The Welsh T Band, The Harlis Sweetwater Band, Deb Ryder, Tinsley Ellis, and following up with the original honey dripper himself, Roosevelt Sykes.

So you ready to hear some new blues for a new year?  I hope so. Crank it up my friends and we’re off and running!

OK, well that first full four song set started off with Chris James and Patrick Rynn.  “Just Another Kick in the Teeth” is from their brand new CD called Barrel House Stomp.   David Maxwell and Eddie Shaw help out on that song.

Following Chris and Patrick we heard David Egan with his song called “Dance the Blues with Me.”  That’s off his brand new Rhonda Sue Records CD called self titled David Egan.

We followed up with Dan Bubien that was his song called “Exiled Blues” that’s off his brand new CD called Empty Roads. The set ends with “Depot Blues” a song from Hard Garden.  That’s off their brand new CD called Blue Yonder .

Obviously by now you’ve realized that this New Blues for a New Year show has lots of different styles of blues music.  I really wanted to mix it up a bit, so talk about mixing it up….lets start it up with a great tight band I just learned about from my buddy Steve…..from Superstar Records here’s Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns.

OK, well our second full four song set started off with Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns with “Lookin’ Up” off of the CD of the same name. You can purchase CD the Lookin’ Up! from iTunes.

Following Jack Mack was Detroit Memphis Experience with their song called “Green Light.”  That’s off their brand new CD called self titled Detroit Memphis Experience.

And following that was The CD Woodbury Band and their song called “Ring-a-Ding”  off of their brand new CD called Monday Night Wrapping up that set with Back Pack Jones and “Riptide Baby.”  That’s off their brand new CD called Betsy’s Kitchen.

Starting off the next set is The Welsh T Band with their tune “April Fool Blues” off their new CD Where the Road Leads.  Following The Welsh T Band is Harlis Sweetwater Band with their tune “Mistreater Blues” from their CD Lights Goin’ Down. Next was Deb Ryder with her song “Get a Grip” from the Just Might Get Lucky CD.   Following Deb is Tinsley Ellis with his tune “Berry Tossin'” from the Get It CD.

And rounding out the show is Roosevelt Sykes with “Dirty Mother For You” from The Original Honeydripper CD.

Well, you know the routine! Now that you’ve heard this great music, go out and by the music! Or better yet go out and see them live! Then buy their music and tell them you heard their music on The BluzNdaBlood Show, your first stop for the best of the blues!

Enjoy the show and keep in touch! Friend me on Facebook, check out my YouTube channel, and follow me on Twitter! Or better yet, e-mail me at

As always, special thanks to Michael Allen, from the Crossroads Blues Gallery for his ongoing support in allowing me to use his incredible artwork on my show and web sites!

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Until next time, this is Dave Harrison, reminding you to keep the blues alive and keep the blues in the blood!