Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu May 1st 2014 5.00am–7.00am
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Time zone: central
Hook Herrera “Heartache”
from Puro Mestizo (Mitik Records 2003) —Hook's one of the most soulful bluesmen you'll ever hear. He recorded this CD while in Spain, recovering from a near-fatal illness. Hook channels a Rice Miller groove more deeply than just about anybody when the mood strikes him.
Eric Bibb “Flood Water”
from Booker’s Guitar (Telarc 2010) —Bibb is one of my favorite acoustic-based roots artists. He just emits such positive energy - and is a heckuva player and singer!
Tom Jones “Hit Or Miss”
from Spirit In the Room (Rounder 2012) —From Tom's "acceptance" album - as in he's accepted he's growing older and is OK with that. Talk about a cat who can flat out sing... His previous release "Praise & Blame" was his kickin' and screamin' album.
CB and the Cadillac Daddies “Honey Dues”
from na (NA url) L —from my personal stash, given to me by the artist. Thanks, Bill! Bill plays around St. Louis with his own group, and sitting in with other folks, too.
Tad Walters “Meltin'”
from na (NA url 2012) —Tad is as fine and deep young blues man as you'll likely run across. He's got tight connections with Bob Margolin's camp.
Elliot Sowell “Underground”
from na (NA url) —Elliot's been touring with John Nemeth, and is working toward getting his own thing going. I dig his tough Texas sound. He's living in Memphis right now, but it's not unusual to see him hanging and playing in St. Louis.
Greyhounds “Soul Navigator”
from Accumulator (Ardent 2014) N —to my ears, this is one of those "perfect" songs. Everything fits just right - and what a groove!
Tommy Castro “Keep On Smilin'”
from The Devil You Know (Alligator Records 2014) N —Tommy's new stripped-down, heavy band. He's a brave man to tackle a song originally sung by Jimmy Hall - and I think Tommy did a bang-up job. Nice work, Tommy!
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