Sonny Landreth's music is built out of lyrical, sweeping lines of growling tones wrung from his guitar with a slide. Upbeat, stomping blues-rock dominates his sound, but rootsy blues are always underlying and reinforcing his exceptional playing.
Anders Osborne has reinvented himself many times before, but given the way his life and career are going these days, he'd rather keep things just way they are for a while.
Aside from Christmas, no religious or patriotic holiday has any kind of notable soundtrack. But then there's Carnival, aka Carnivale, or Mardi Gras.
Not many musicians can boast a 70-year career packed with accolades and adoration in all 50 states and a handful of continents besides, but the Blind Boys of Alabama can. And now they've finally gone country, in style.
"St. Louis and New Orleans have been linked forever," says Mark "Sunny Boy" Mason. Every Tuesday afternoon, 4-7 p.m. Central, he proves it, bringing a Mardi Gras of music to the airwaves with his 88.1 KDHX show Howzit Bayou?