We had a visit by phone around 8:30 from Todd Snider:http://www.toddsnider.net on his way up from Omaha to the Fitzgerald Theater; that was a nice way to kick off the mid-week concert calendar. New releases we heard this week included artists Slide Huxtable, Gary Louris and (!) American Music Club.
Birthdays in Blue for the Poet Laureate of Motown SMOKEYROBINSON, along with a trio of Louisiana greats: The Queen of New Orleans IRMATHOMA, Crescent City stalwart ERNIE K DOE, and the reclusive songwriter BOBBYCHARLES; chanteuse NANCYWILSON; and the TEENAGERS basso profundo HERMANSANTIAGO. This being the Second Monday of Lent, also featured is more Good-News-in-Song: Gospel Sounds from the Dixie Hummingbirds(vintage vinyl) and Rev Claude Jeter.