Blowing the blues . . .

Posted: May 15, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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Listen here to the latest edition of The Blues Come Calling:

Well, thanks for stopping by here at The Blues Come Calling, where the sunshine has lingered longer lately, which may be teasing us to believe that summer is here (or not)! But, irrespective of the weather, this is the festival season and there are a few favoured festivals in the social diary here for next month. There are also plenty of gigs to bring us a good dose of live music and the past weeks have certainly had some great gigs. So, preparing the playlist for this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling was a joy and a welcome opportunity to share some memories of those gigs, a few new releases and some old favourites to make it worthwhile stopping by.

Now, if you’re a regular here at The Blues Come Calling, you’ll know we’ve heard from Dave Acari in a number of previous shows and it’s good to know that he’s got a new album scheduled for an Autumn release, along with an EP that’s due out next month. We featured a preview of the EP, titled Hellbound Train, with a rather fine version of Son House’s classic ‘Pearline’.

But, we kicked off with the welcome tones of the much revered Stevie Nimmo and one of the fine tracks from his latest album ‘Sky Won’t Fall’. Our choice was ‘Change’ which was a very well received number by the enthusiastic crowd at his local tour date here. Those who have caught Stevie on his current tour will also have seen Ben Poole and his band, delivering some more rocking blues and making it a cracking night out. So, it was no stretch to pick out something from Ben’s new album too . . . . and it all rolled on from there . . .
.Stevie Nimmo (Sky Won’t Fall
Change . . . .
Change – Stevie Nimmo (Sky Won’t Fall – 2016)
The Question Why – Ben Poole (Time Has Come – 2016)
What I’ve Known For A Very Long Time – Joe Bonamassa (Blues of Desperation – 2016)
Wilson Rag – Elizabeth Cotton (Freight Train – 2014)
Why Don’t You Write Me – Thomas Ford (Shoulder To Cry On – 2016)
Steamroller Blues – Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows (Horn Band Blues – 2013)

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Blowing The Blues – Chuck Darling (Gob-Iron: The Blues Harmonica Anthology – 2007)

Ain’t Nothin’ Happenin’ . . .
Ain’t Nothin’ Happenin’ – Little Richard (Little Richard Tutti Frutti – 2011)
Pearline – Dave Arcari (Hellbound Train – 2016)
When The Lights Are Burning Low – Moreland & Arbuckle (Promised Land or Bust – 2016)
Someone’s Hoodooin’ Me – The Bridget Kelly Band (Outta The Blues – 2016)The Bridget Kelly Band - Outta The Blues
Talk To Your Daughter – The Dave Thomas Band (Live at The Fat Cat – 2016)
Cry Another Tear – Deb Ryder (Let It Rain – 2015)

Now, there have been plenty of new releases just lately, including ‘Promised Land Or Bust’ by the excellent blues duo Moreland & Arbuckle . . . . so we  took a listen to “When The Lights Are Burning Low”, along with one of fourteen tracks on the album, ‘Outta The Blues’, by The Bridget Kelly Band (although it wasn’t easy choosing just one track). We also found some lovely live blues on a new album helpfully titled ‘The Dave Thomas Band Live At The Fat Cat’.

Sadly, time ran out for us on this week’s show, so we played out this week with a flourish . . . . supplied by Deb Ryder with a little something called ‘Cry Another Tear’ from her 2015 album ‘Let It Rain’. But, with a big thanks for your good company this week, here’s hoping you’ll be tempted to stop by again the next  The Blues Come Calling. Until then . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 14 May 2016

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