Little Sammy Davis and Other Legends

     From 2008 through 2012  I was privileged to host Blues On The Mountain at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.  For 5 years we brought an outstanding array of talent to this very special venue for a weekend long celebration…

Bobby Rush: He's coming your way...


     Bobby Rush won The Grammy Award a few weeks back for his album Porcupine Meat.  As is often the case the mainstream music industry is a little slow on the take when it comes to Blues and other types of…

Who is John Thorpe?

     Do you like Al Green?  Do you like Ray Charles?  Of course you do.  Mavis Staples, Sam Cooke,  Aretha Franklin, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sister Rosetta Tharpe?  Surely you do.  I could go on of course because the list…

Jack Kerouac Was A Bluesman

It was on this date in 1969 that Jack Kerouac died at the age of 47.  I was living in Portland, Indiana at the time and Walter Cronkite closed out his evening broadcast with this news: "Jack Kerouac the novelist…

Remembering Bobby Bland

January 27th  is the birthday of Bobby 'Blue' Bland born in Rosemont TN in 1930.


            In 1969 I was already several years into my passion for the blues and overdue for my first pilgrimage to the Apollo Theater. So on…

Martha Redbone Roots Project

 
Martha and her band, with special guest John McKuen of The Nitty Griity Dirt Band visited Radiowoodstock for an interview and in-studio performance.  Their new album The Garden of Love  Songs of Wiiliam Blake is killer.  The words of…

Last night in Ravena

      We played a sweet concert in The Parish Hall at Grace United Methodist Church in Ravena last night.  It was a great sounding room and the people were lovely, what more can you ask for?  Here's a picture of the…
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The Blues Hall of Fame

On February 16th we'll be up at The Orpheum Theater  in  Tannersville for The Blues Hall of Fame Night.  Since I am being "inducted" I figured I had better find out what this organization is all about.  At first glance…

Musicales At Redeemer Lutheran in New Paltz

 We had a lovely afternoon a couple of weeks back at this beautiful church in New Paltz.   Pastor Tobias (a very musical cat in his own right) was there to introduce us and
Lurleen and Erich made sure that…