Taj Mahal

This week on The Blues, 11pm, Saturday, September 26th, we're going to take a trip back into my past and some of the musicians I listened to back in the day.  The show begins with Ten Years After followed by Bob Dylan, Galactic, and Mick Weaver's version of "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" in the first set.

The second set features music from the great Mose Allison, Bruce Cockburn, Al Jarreau, Prince, and Phoebe Snow.  The third set begins with guitarist Peter Frampton along with Rahsaan Roland Kirk (born in Columbus, Ohio), Taj Mahal, and the show ends with the Goshorn Brothers doing Pure Prairie League's "Two Lane Highway."  Pure Prairie League is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

Taj Mahal's going to perform next Thursday, October 1st, at the 31st International Bluegrass Music Awards which are going to be streamed starting at 8 o'clock that evening.

This week's blues show, Saturday, September 5th at 11pm, starts off with a song,  "How Long How Long Blues," that I heard recently while watching a movie.  I looked up a version of it and then decided to continue the first set of tonight's show with boogie woogie music.

This week's edition of The Blues, Saturday evening, April 27th at 11pm, includes a taste of New Orleans in honor of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival running through May 5th, as well as some  of our talented local musicians, plus others who'll be stopping in Cincinnati soon.

The first set features the Sonny Moorman Group, Ry Cooder, and Corey Harris/Henry Butler.  A song by Taj Mahal begins the second set followed by Bruce Cockburn, Delbert McClinton, and Robin Lacy & DeZydeco.  And ending the program is music from Galactic, Leroy Ellington's Sacred Hearts, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, and Joe Bonamassa.