Today's show was a live remote from the Acadia Pub in Minneapolis, located at Riverside and Cedar on the West Bank. My live music guest for the show was the Cobras, with chicago style harmonica driven blues, featuring…J. Pat Dawson on Bass, Tom Ferring on vocals & harmonica, Dave Lunt on drums and blues guitaritst/vocalist Brian Dyke.
Boatload of new music this week, including Justin Townes Earle, Pokey LaFarge, Taj Mahal & Keb Mo, Trombone Shorty, Ruthie Foster, Ray Davies, Eric Gales, Delta Moon, Old 97's, and the list goes on and on. 2/3 of tunes played on this episode are new. I believe this will sound best on the archive if you turn the volume way, way up.
Opening today's show with sounds of Paris — with a bossa nova & a folk swing. Paris is also known for its links to African nations – so I go to a very recent release from Senegalese mbalax artist, Youssou N'dour. After an extended set from N'dour I play a brand new release from a French jazz combo covering some American classics. In recent weeks I have been playing vocalists from North Africa and continue with tracks from Souad Massi's first release; Massi is an Algerian ex-pat living in France.