Celebrating my 62nd Birthday on the radio today. August 11th is the actual day but I thought I'd get started early by playing tunes that were special favorites of mine. Butch R. Baker stopped by to play live music for me as well, so it was a great show. See play list below.
On today's show, the Mark Cameron Band was in to play live and to talk about the trip to Memphis in February of 2017 to represent Minnesota in the International Blues Challenge. The band has several gigs coming up to accumulate money to pay for the trip including a gig this weekend at the Boundary Waters Blues Fest on Saturday August 20th at 4pm. You can also catch them September 18th at Wilebski's Blues Saloon.
Had keyboardist William Duncan in the studio today to talk about his CD release party coming up on Friday, August 26th at Walker-West Music Academy. William is the brother of jazz vocalist Debbie Duncan. Debbie also sings background vocals on this release as well as other jazz luminaries. The release called "We Give Thanks" is a spiritual-inspirational CD, recorded at Walker West in St. Paul, where both William and Debbie are instructors. For more on the release party, go to: www.walkerwest.org.