Rachel Unthank called in around 8:15 this morning, the day before her first time in the ‘States and her first US tour with her band, the Winterset. We heard a few songs from their album The Bairns, as we talked about her first US tour and the making of the album with her bandmates. We also heard brand new music from Dressy Bessy, A Night in the Box and Robin Linda Williams.
Birthdays-in-Blue for the King of the Blues himself—B.B. KING and a pair of Chicago Blues Harmonica Legends—BILLYBOYARNOLD and SNOOKYPRYOR. Nashville Style Birthdays for the Once and Future King of Country Music ROYACUFF and HANKWILLIAMS with any number of Pop and RB Artists taking a stab at Hank’s tunes; also a number of original versions of songs we often think of as being written by Hank but actually penned by others. Additional Birthdays include jazz immortal CANNONBALLADDERLEY, the ever debonair BOBBYSHORT, and a pair of Tenor Saxophone Titans—SILAUSTIN and SAMBUTERA, Louis Prima’s longtime partner in musical mayhem.