I long ago swore off corporate terrestrial radio. It was an action I took well before the “blues overtook me”, but it was a conscious decision that I do not regret. For you see, between “Al Gore’s internet” and a close circle of musical friends and mentors I still manage to get “hipped” to various artists that either corporate radio can’t either sell or has yet to figure out how to water down and make them sound like every other artist on the air.
Over the last few months thanks for Cousin Mark, Jim Polecat, and Beardo of Bandana Blues I have managed to get my hands on;
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Tell ‘em What Your Name is
Barrence Whitfield - Raw!, Raw!, Rough!
Various Artists - 2008 Deep Blues Festival Soundtrack
And they are just too good not to share. So between my work with The Boston Blues Society and writings and ramblings on The Boston Blues, Brews & BBQ Blog reviews will be posted.