All exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings from festivals/events from around the state including Chubby Carrier at the 2011 Bluesmore celebration, Trampled Under Foot at the 2012 Friends Blues Blowout, and Patrick Hazell at the 2004 Sturgis Falls celebration.
The blues bus heads down Blue Avenue towards the Quad Cities for an overview of next weekend's Mississippi Valley Blues Society 3-day festival. We'll hear music from 18 of the artists at this year's fest including Kenny Neal, Coco Montoya, Lady Bianca, and Guitar Shorty
New releases by Dr. John and Sonny Landreth, Iowa Blues from Catfish Keith and Skeeter Lewis, Exclusive IPR recordings of Shane Dwight and some 80s blues on vinyl by Walther "Wolfman" Washington and slide guitarman Roy Rogers.
New releases by Chuck Leavell, Big Walker, and Mary Bridget Davies. Exclusive IPR recordings will take us back to February's Friends Blues Blowout for a set by Trampled Under Foot and the Blues On Vinyl segment includes records by Johnny Shines and Big Walter Horton
New releases from Eric Lindell, Sean Carney, and Iowa's Craig Erickson; exclusive IPR recordings of Chubby Carrier at the 2011 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids, and blues on vinyl by J.B. Hutto and Jr. Wells
It's the annual recap of the Blues Music Awards given out by The Blues Foundation in Memphis on May 10. We'll hear from 22 of the 26 BMA catagories including Best New Debut Artist, Best Traditional Blues Album, The B. B. King Entertainer of The Year, and Band of The Year.
The latest releases by Peter Karp & Sue Foley, San Francisco's Tip of The Top, and Canada's Treasa Levasseur; exclusive IPR recordings of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Alter Boys at the 2010 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some blues on vinyl by Homesick James and Otis Rush.
New releases by The Jimmy's, Walter Trout, and Mary Bridget Davies. Iowa blues by Cedar Rapids guitarman Bryce Janey and Des Moines' Bobcats. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Deanna Bogart at the 2010 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.
Three times a year, Blues Revue sends out a "sampler CD" to their magazine subscribers. The latest is out now and we'll hear tunes from that disc by Beverly McClellan and Shawn Starski. Also new releases from Joan Osborne and the late Pinetop Perkins. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of zydeco music master Chubby Carrier at last year's Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids.