Friday, November 30, 2007

Let me introduce myself

In these pages I hope to communicate a love for blues music and the musicians who created it and continue to play it. Blues takes many forms through history, from the acoustic guitar and piano stylings of the forefathers and foremothers like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson and Memphis Minnie all the way through the electric blues of T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf straight through to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and to the great bands and players of today like Sweet Suzi & the Blues Experience, Buddy Guy and Nick Moss & the Flip Tops, Debbie Davies, Charlie Musselwhite, and a bunch more. I love it all. 

I have been a fan of this great music for the past 40+ years. I was born and raised in Missouri, and I live in Decatur, Georgia now. This blog will be a place where we can share personal reviews of the blues music we love and tell stories and whatever else might come to mind. The first thing I guess we can share is where we listen to the blues--I regularly check in at where they play blues 6-10am weekdays and I listen online to KOPN 89.5fm in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday nights 8-11pm where my friend Chris Puyear is the dj on the "Blues on Broadway" show and KJLU 88.9fm in Jefferson City, Missouri on Saturday mornings 8am-2pm with my friend Mark Smith the Blues Pilot and Sunday nights 8pm-midnight. That Sunday night slot is where The Sunday Night Blues Project began. I was the dj at KJLU from June 2006 until September 2007. 

Today I listened to the first Hot Tuna cd, "Hot Tuna," (originally on RCA records, 1970--the reissue I have is on BMG, 1996) and the most recent Bobby Rush cd, "Raw"(on Thirty Tigers, 2007)--and I'll review them both in my next post.