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This week’s shift inside the workshop features some incredible new music, and a wide variety of styles. There is a large block of Blues Rock tunes to begin the program, followed by some Boogie Woogie Piano Blues to close out the first half. The second part of the show features even more variety. There are some great songs never before featured by Bruce Hornsby, Amy Helm and Diane Blue. In addition, you’ll hear brand new arrivals throughout the entire hour!



The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “It Came From the Swamp,” by the Kat Kings. It appears on their new album Swingin’ In The Swamp, which is available now through all major digital retailers. This truly independent release is the sophomore album by one of Toronto’s premier Roots music outfits – and they are out to prove there’s no sophomore slump on these 13 songs. The Kat Kings broke out five years ago with their debut album, but in the midst of all of that success, personal struggles interrupted the band’s ascent. The Kat Kings are ready to break out all over again with this new CD, and you’ll hear why on this week’s show.

If you’d like to learn more about this band, their music, and their tour schedule, visit the official website

1. Katy Guillen & The Girls – Don’t Need Anyone – Heavy Days
2. Matty T Wall – Am I Wrong – Blue Skies
3. The Steve Cal Band – Midnight Dream – Room To Move
4. Allen-Lamun Band – I Don’t Get The Blues – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
5. Racky Thomas – Roll’em Pete – Goin’ Home
6. David Vest – Kingsnake – Devastatin’ Rhythm
7. Knickerbocker All-Stars – Blockbuster Boogie – Go Back Home To The Blues
8. Alabama Mike – Upset The Status Quo – Upset The Status Quo
9. Diane Blue – That’s What They Call the Blues – Blues In My Soul
10. Sammy Eubanks – It’s All Blues to Me – Sugar Me
11. Bruce Hornsby – I’m Alive – Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
12. Amy Helm – Sing To Me – Didn’t It Rain
13. The Kat Kings – It Came from the Swamp – Swingin’ In The Swamp

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The first few weeks of each new year provide an opportunity to catch up after the holidays with new release albums that came out at the end of the previous year. That’s what you’ll hear, this week, on Full-Time Blues Radio. There are seven albums featured in this playlist that have never had music on the show before!

Courtesy JP Cadillac Records

Courtesy JP Cadillac Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Brand New Fool” by the Knickerbocker All-Stars, featuring Sugar Ray Norcia on vocals. It comes off the new CD Go Back Home To The Blues, which is available now. The Knickerbocker All-Stars are a somewhat rotating group of the American northeast’s best Blues musicians who have been a part of many great bands over the years, including Roomful of Blues, the Duke Robillard Band, Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones and others. Men who play on this disc include Sax Gordon, Mark Teixiera, Monster Mike Welch and Al Basile!

All proceeds from the sale of this CD and digital album will benefit the non-profit Knickerbocker Music Center, which is “a non-profit formed to preserve, cultivate, and grow the “Knick’s” unique brand of blues, as well as expand access to music of all kinds by transforming the Knick into both an exciting performance venue and an exceptional center for music education.” Complete details are available on their official website at

1. Mike Zito & The Wheel – Chin Up – Keep Coming Back
2. Tim Williams – Lightnin’ – So Low
3. Voo Davis – Low Hangin’ Fruit – Midnight Mist
4. Walkin’ Cane Mark – Arizona Woman – Tryin’ To Make You Understand: Remastered
5. Omar Coleman – Sit Down Baby – Born And Raised
6. Mississippi Bigfoot – Mighty River – Population Unknown
7. Luther Dickinson – Vandalize – Rock N’ Roll Blues
8. Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea – Jigsaw Heart – On The Rocks
9. Paul Thorn – Doctor My Eyes – Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
10. Hurricane Ruth LaMaster – Built For Comfort – Winds Of Change EP
11. Jackie Payne – Somewhere Down the Line – I Saw The Blues
12. Sean Costello – Feel Like I Ain’t Got A Home – In The Magic Shop
13. Knickerbocker All-Stars – Brand New Fool – Go Back Home To The Blues

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This week’s shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music features a cosmopolitan list of tunes from around the world. There’s Blues from Mississippi, Memphis, Chicago, and Texas, along with Canada and Israel! The duo Catl opened this week’s show. Scroll down below this week’s playlist to watch the official music video for “Gateway Blues” and check out their website.

Courtesy Blue Corn Music

Courtesy Blue Corn Music

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox,” this week, is “Her Good Lovin” by John Nemeth. It comes off his brand new album Memphis Grease. For this new record, John teamed up with Scott Bomar and the highly touted Memphis band The BoKeys, and recorded on 8-track analog tape in Scott’s studio. The result is a record that will stand as a watershed in John’s career, and will likely be remembered as one of the best Blues albums of this generation, at the very least. For complete album information, tour dates, and more – Click Here to visit John

1. Catl – Gateway Blues – Unreleased Video Single
2. Keb’ Mo’ – Rock Me on the Water – Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
3. Mississippi Adam Riggle – Good Times Bad Times – The Louisville Blues Compilation Vol II
4. Mick Kolassa – Land of the Crossroads – Michissippi Mick
5. John & Sylvia Embry – Blues This Morning – Troubles
6. Dani Dorchin – This Far Behind – One Man Band
7. Moreland & Arbuckle – Red Bricks – 7 Cities
8. Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method – Your Honor – Compass
9. Blue Lunch – Sixty Minute Man – The Blue Lunch Special
10. Kelly Richey Band – Workin’ Hard Woman – Live At The Blue Wisp
11. The Chris Duarte Group – Let’s Have a Party – Live
12. Scissormen – Jumper on the Line – Big Shoes: Walking And Talking The Blues
13. John Németh – Her Good Lovin – Memphis Grease

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