Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November.
Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council (Warren, MN), shares details on the thousands of dollars available for regional artists through the NWMAC within Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Norman counties.
Applications for NWMAC grant money will be taken until November 1st!
This artist from Vienna, Austria has a better “feel” for American Blues than many so-called American artisits claiming Blues as their primary genre. Today we listen to an artisit whose passion for the blues comes through her music which you can actually feel as you listen.
Time travel today back to a time when a person could experience the raw sound and feel of early Chicago Blues on a Sunday afternoon in 1964 at the historical Maxwell Street Market in Chicago.
John Grimaldi has been performing music for over 40 years and has over 18 albums under his belt.
Today we explore one of his earlier projects, The Maxwell Street Kings and their album “That’s The Way You Do”.
Jontavious Willis is a young musician in his 20s who is a multi-instrumentalist on a mission to keep the blues alive by following in his mentors (Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’) footsteps.
Rosie Flores of Austin, Texas is a great guitar player, songwriter and vocalist who also is a keeper of the “women in music” flame. She paved the way in the 8o’s for “new tradionalists”in the Country genre and also women in the Rockabilly genres like Janis Martin and Wanda Jackson who made a great mark in early rock “n” roll. Now going back to her personal roots, she has recorded a Blues album.
This show highlights the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. I had the opportunity to interview the Active Executive Director, Shelley Ritter to find out more about this unique museum.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has made it to the “big Leagues” of the music industry with his talents. He just released his first major label album on the infamous “Alligator Records” Label in May of 2019. He’s a young artist with a traditional-yet “current” sound.
Johnny Burgin has earned his name as The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man by performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US. Johnny started his career in the rough and tumble neighborhood blues joints on Chicago’s West Side with Howlin’ Wolf disciple Tail Dragger, and today is well known by all in the blues community as a modern day corner stone of the blues genre of music.
On September 29 of 2018 the Blues world lost one of it’s Iconic artists of the West-side Chicago Blues sound Otis Rush. Although he had not performed or recorded since 2003 due to a stroke that robbed him of his ability to perform, he was always considered a cornerstone of the blues development in Chicago for his almost 50 year career in performance and recording.