Stuff from the last show - saturday 17th April 2020

Show number 118 "Overcoming Adversity, Not Subjecting to it"

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Here are the songs I shared with you on this show...

Song Artist Year Album
Last Train Thorbjørn Risager 2020 Come on in
Real gone lover Joe Louis Walker 2018 Journeys to the heart of the Blues
Something's Got To Change Gary Fletcher 1996 Journeys to the heart of the Blues
Green Light Betty Fox Band 2020 Peace in Pieces
On a Monday Ry Cooder 2008 The Ry Cooder anthology: The UFO has landed
All around the world Taj Mahal and Keb Mo 2017 TajMo
Chain reaction Eric Bibb 2014 Blues people
Wish her well Emma Wilson Blues Band 2019 Live and Acoustic
The Road's my middle name Ry Bonnie Raitt 1989 Nick of time
Let's Boogie-Woogie Eden Brent 2010 Aint Got No Troubles
Someone to save me Kelly Joe Phelps 2006 Tunesmith Retrofit
Vigilante Man Ridgerunner 2020 Ridgerunner
Doug Macloud Interview Doug Macloud 2017 Break the chain
Who's driving this bus Doug Macloud 2017 Break the chain
I'll be gone Thorbjørn Risager 2020 Come on in
Soul Taj Mahal and Keb Mo 2017 TajMo


Blues News

h2> Blues News Birthdays in March

Lucille Bogan was born on 1st April 1939 in Amory, Mississippi
Ella Fitzgerald was born on 25th April 1917 in Newport News, Virginia
The Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith was born on 15th April 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, The Mother of the Blues, Gertrude “Ma” Rainey was born on 26th April 1886 in Columbus, Georgia
Mabel Scott was born on 30th April 1915 in Richmond, Virginia
Muddy Waters was born on 4th April 1913 in Issaquena County, Mississippi,
Father of the British Blues, Alexis Korner was born on 19th April 1928 in Paris, France
Albert King was born on 25th April 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi
Otis Rush was born on 29th April 1934 in Philadelphia, Mississippi
Johnny Shines was born on 26th April 1915 in Memphis, Tennessee
Walter Horton was born on 6th April 1917 in Horn Lake, Mississippi
Tommy McClennan was born on 8th April in Durant, Mississippi
Mance Lipscomb was born on 9th April 1895 in Navasota, Texas
Hound Dog Taylor was born on 12th April 1917 in Natchez, Mississippi
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born on 18th April 1924 in Vinton, Louisiana
George "Harmonica" Smith was born on 22nd April 1924 in West Helena, Arkansas
Rev. Gary Davis was born on 30th April 1896 in Laurens, South Carolina,

Events (probably cancelled due to Covid-19)

Blues on the Bay Festival Monaghan, Wednesday 20th - 25th May 2020

See: Blues on the Bay Festival

Belfast City Blues Festival 2020 Blfast Friday June 26 -28th June 2020
See: Belfast City Blues Festival 2020

Ards International Guitar Festival Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall Wednesday 8pm - 11pm Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtownards
See: Ards International Guitar Festival

My thoughts and feelings on this show

My thoughts

As I was preparing this show, I found myself exploring some great acoustic Blues and wanted to share them with you. However, with the increase in Covid-19 infections, I thought I would make an effort to make this show more upbeat to try and do my part of trying to bring a little joy to my listeners. So I thought I would include some great acoustic tunes as well as some songs that are uplifting.

My feelings

After the show and some great feedback, I felt happy things went well and felt grateful, that I was able to not only produce the show but enjoy it as well.

I really hope you enjoyed the show.
- Blues Hunter


featured on the show

Doug Macloud

I mentioned the advice given to Doug; “Never play a note you don't believe” and “Never write or sing about what you don't know about” DDoug said he got that advice from an old Blues man called Ernest Banks. Doug smiled and he seemed to me to be pleased to talk about the core ideas of the Blues with me. He talked about other ideas that were important to him and were reflected in his new album "Break the chain". The monologue; "What the Blues means to me" highlights two ideas; The Blues is about overcoming adversity not subjecting to it and When you get up in the morning always remember to pack your sense of humour Doug talked about breaking the chain by packing your sense of humour, being able to laugh at yourself and forgiving others.