Listen: Blues Music Award Nominees (Episode 1601)

It’s a new year, and that means a new slate of episodes from Full-Time Blues Radio. In recent years, the nominations for the Blues Music Awards have come out just in time to provide us with a great starting point for the new year. 2016 is no different, and this episode features music from 13 BMA nominees, including every Album of the Year and BB King Entertainer of the Year nominee! Click Here to See the Full List of Nominees

1. Anthony Geraci & the Boston Blues All-Stars – Fifty Shades of Blue – Fifty Shades of Blue
2. Sugaray Rayford – Southside of Town – Southside
3. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Dump That Chump – You Asked For It…Live!
4. Buddy Guy – Kiss Me Quick – Born To Play Guitar
5. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots – Reaper’s on the Prowl – Boom Town
6. James Harman – I Am The World’s Badluckest Man – Bonetime
7. Wee Willie Walker – Everybody Meets Mr. Blue – If Nothing Ever Changes
8. John Nemeth – Love Me Tonight – Love Me Tonight
9. Guy Davis – Maybe I’ll Go – Kokomo Kidd
10. The Cash Box Kings – Cash Box Boogie – Holding Court
11. Tinsley Ellis – Everything – Tough Love
12. Slam Allen – Feel These Blues – Feel These Blues
13. Shemekia Copeland – Devil’s Hand – Outskirts Of Love

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The Blues spectrum is incredibly varied, and there are several hues represented on this week’s program. It kicks off in a big way with brand new Tommy Castro, shifts into a set of acoustic based numbers; then you enjoy a jazzy selection, some soulful material, and we wrap up with true-to-form Chicago Blues.

Courtesy Elrob Records

Courtesy Elrob Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the fantastic slow Blues, “A Fool’s Lament” by Zora Young & Little Mike and the Tornadoes. The song appears on the new album, Friday Night, which is available now from the independent label Elrob Records.

This project is a New York meets Chicago collaboration that sees Chi-town’s Blues diva teaming up with the New York boys for 11 total tracks. The songs are a great mix of original compositions and covers of songs by Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and Otis Spann. The band is frequently touring, and you can find their full tour schedule, as well as information about Friday Night and more on their official website

1. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – All About The Cash – Method To my Madness
2. Chaz DePaolo – Angel On My Shoulder – Resolution Blues
3. Sad Sam Blues Jam – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – Finally…The EP
4. Empire Roots Band – Orangitang Rag – Music From The Film Harlem Street Singer
5. Andy Cohen – Spread the News Around – Road Be Kind
6. Mick Kolassa – Nothin’ Left To Lose (Robin’s Blues) – Ghosts Of The Riverside Hotel
7. Colin Linden – Smoke ‘Em All – Still Live
8. Nick Fishman Band – Extra Simple – California Fresh
9. Paul Thorn – Get You a Healin’ – Too Blessed To Be Stressed
10. Lara Price – Undone – I Mean Business
11. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Here It Is – HeartSoulBlood
12. Benny Turner – I Wanna Give It To You Baby – Journey
13. Zora Young & Little Mike and the Tornadoes – A Fool’s Lament – Friday Night

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This week marks a special edition of Full-Time Blues Radio. Larry Grisham and Tommy Stillwell, the two founding members of the band, join Johnny Full-Time in studio for conversation about their new album, Hoodoo That We Doo, their performance schedule, and much more. Hoodoo That We Doo is the first album of all original music crafted by Stillwell and Grisham together in more than two decades. It features 11 tracks, and only two of the songs on this CD were written by one or both of the pair. It is one of their most diverse records ever, and was completely executive produced by the band.

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Hoodoo That We Doo is available now from all major digital retailers, and you can find information on the disc, the performance schedule, and more, at their official website

The Beat Daddys are just one of the bands that are playing at the Blues On The Rock festival, scheduled to take place from Noon-11pm inside Rockport, Indiana’s city park. Other bands performing include Blind Dog Gatewood and Pat Pepin, Laurie Jane & the 45s, Lew Jetton & 61 South, and 2 Miles Back. There is a $5.00 admission, but the event is open to all ages, and will feature plenty of parking for fans. Full-Time Blues Radio is a proud media partner for the Blues On The Rock festival, a collaborative effort between Rockport City Parks Board and the River Basin Blues Society. Find complete details online at the event’s Facebook page Here

1. The Beat Daddys – I Need A Woman – Hoodoo That We Doo
2. The Beat Daddys – Hoodoo Woman – Hoodoo That We Doo
3. Blind Dog – Telluride – Ashbrooke Sessions
4. The Beat Daddys – These Chains – Hoodoo That We Doo
5. The Beat Daddys – Sorry – Hoodoo That We Doo
6. Lew Jetton and 61 South – Show Me – State Line Blues
7. Beat Daddys – Miss Dixie – Delta Vision
8. Laurie Jane and the 45’s – Just to Hold Your Hand (Single)

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