Swamp blues…. Garage Blues… Classic Grooves… Future Grooves…

…The Big Groove

May 27 – June 3 2016

The mix this week is the story of two sets separated by a hammer of the gods blues attack from Brad Wilson (Visalia California).  Opening with a swampy groove from Moreland & Arbuckle (Wichita Kansas) and flowing into two of my absolute favourite modern blues/roots artists: Kaz Hawkins (Belfast N. Ireland) and Paul Reddick (Toronto Ontario), BOTH with brand new albums JUST coming out this month.

Had to include Candye Kane in the mix. Lost that amazing voice this month. A Mixcloud podcast from Dave Raven (Raven & Blues) presents an excellent tribute to her. Check it out above.

Then a hammer of the gods cover of Muddy Waters from Brad Wilson. Sometimes I just need to rock and hear the guitar wail. Wilson brings it in spades. Excellent stuff.

And then one of my favourite flows of the year from The Honey Island Swamp Band (New Orleans) through Luther Dickinson (Memphis?), TheTedeschi-Trucks Band and VINTAGE Bob Dylan… ending with a haunting ballad from a young Elvis JUST as he was exploding on the scene (1956!). You’re going to want to listen straight through.

Do The Do


This Week’s Playlist

Long Did I Hide It Moreland & Arbuckle Promised Land Or Bust 2016 Alligator
Pray Kaz Hawkins Band Feelin Good 2016 Independent
It Ain’t You Kaz Hawkins Band Feelin Good 2016 Independent
Celebrate Paul Reddick Ride The One 2016 Stony Plain
I’m The Toughest Girl Alive Candye Kane I’m The Toughest Girl Alive 2016
I Just Want To Make Love To You Brad Wilson Power Blues Guitar Live 2016 Independent
How Do You Feel Honey Island Swamp Band Demolition Day 2016 Ruf Records
Ain’t No Grave Luther Dickinson Blues and Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) 2016 New West Records
I Pity The Fool (live) Tedeschi-Trucks Band Let Me Get By 2016 Swamp Family Music
‘Til I Fell In Love With You Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind 1997 Sony
I Blue Moon Elvis Presley Single 1956 RCA