This week's edition of "Music Notes" including information about new releases at Shake It Records and by Fred Hersch. There are also many upcoming concerts and festivals. Plus very special collaborative visual/musical projects by Ric Hordinski & Michael Wilson. WVXU/WMUB will also air a 2-hour special about Joni Mitchell from 10pm-midnight on Saturday evening, June 2nd.
This week's blues show, Saturday, May 19th at 11pm, begins with the legendary Koko Taylor along with Robben Ford and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters in the first set. The second set features Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Ruth Brown, Brad Hatfield, and guitarist Johnny A. Joe Louis Walker starts off the third set followed by Debbie Davies, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, and Joanna Connor. And, John Mayall takes us out with "Congo Square."
Over the past few months since WNKU ceased broadcasting AAA music, I've been receiving many, many press releases from musicians about upcoming gigs, new cds, concert tix going on sale, etc. So, I thought I'd start sharing them with everyone with a new feature, Music Notes.