Saturday, February 20, 2016

And there's more at Yard Dog during SXSW: Thursday and Friday Day Party Line-Ups

Yard Dog is one of the coolest places to hang during SXSW week. Always amazing music during their two day parties. This year is no exception.

On THURSDAY, MARCH 17 (Happy St. Patrick's Day!) Brooklyn Breweries presents:
The Baby Robot Media/ Smiths Olde Bar/ Plowboy Records/Nine Mile Touring Day Party. See the full line up.

On FRIDAY, MARCH 18, is the Bloodshot Records Annual Day Party Sponsored by Lagunitas, The Loar and Recording King. See the full line up.

Bloodshot Showcase & Yard Dog Party SXSW 2016 Lineups Announced

Both lineups are packed with amazing Bloodshot Records artists. Luke Winslow-King, Banditos, Lydia Loveless, and much more. And of course it would not be a party without Waco Brothers. See you at the Bloodshot Records showcase and Yard Dog Art.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Question of the Week: If you could give a Grammy to any artist this year, who would get your Grammy?

Who would get your imaginary Grammy? What category would you like to see added to the Grammy Awards?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Song of the Day for Susan: I Only Have Eyes for You -- The Flamingos

One of the songs that started it all for us. After 25 years, I still, and will always, only have eyes for you.

The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You

The original will always be my favorite, but I love Art Garfunkel's rendition, too.

And Old Blue Eyes, too.

Song(s) of the Day for Susan: 3 by Jon Dee Graham

I can't get enough Jon Dee Graham on an anniversary playlist for you.

"Why don't you come outside. Get a look at that sky..." Big Sweet Life by Jon Dee Graham

Majesty of Love by Jon Dee Graham

And of course, Best by Jon Dee Graham. Perhaps my favorite love song. Always makes me think of us.

Friday song: Waylon Jennings -- I've Always Been Crazy

We take a brief break from Susan's song of the day for memories of seeing Waylon, Jesse and members of The Crickets in Athens, Ohio, at the Convo in 1979. This song was one of the highlights.

Song of the Day for Susan: Groove is in the Heart -- Deee Lite

Do you remember 1990? That's when this song was released and it carried us into 1991. In fact, it may have been the lead track on the soundtrack of the first year of our marriage. Still makes me smile (and chair dance). "We're going to dance and have some fun."

Groove is in the Heart - Deee-Lite 
"I couldn't ask for another"

Song of the Day for Susan: Be My Wife - David Bowie

"Sometimes you get so lonely. Sometimes you get nowhere."
Thank you for coming into my life 25 years ago and changing all of that.

David Bowie - Be My Wife (Lyrics)

Song of the day for Susan: Lucinda Williams - Passionate Kisses

Lucinda Williams - Passionate Kisses

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Passionate Kisses

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Song of the Day for Susan: Otis Redding - Hard to Handle

Otis Redding - Hard to Handle

Love the incredible Otis Redding and love this song. Interestingly enough, it was the Toots in Memphis version that brought me back to the original.

Hard to Handle from Toots and the Maytals

2016 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Announced

Headliners have been announced for the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival, June 10-12.

Some year I'm going to get to all three days of this amazing FREE music fest. Plans will keep me away on Saturday and Sunday this year, but I'm looking forward to Friday's line up for the Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Celebration:

  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Curtis Salgado
  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
  • Toronzo Cannon
  • Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials
  • Corky Siegel

Check out all the festival headliners.

Read more about the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival. (Chicago ABC 7)

Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection on Amazon.

Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection on Amazon.

Blues and the Alligator: The first 20 Years of Alligator Records (DVD) on Amazon.
Shemekia Copeland - Drivin' Out of Nashville

Curtis Salgado - Nobody But You

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - Greedy

Toronzo Cannon - Live at Southside Festival Grounds, July 18, 2014

Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials - Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues - Opus 17.3

Song of the Day for Susan: You're the Best Lover that I Ever Had - Steve Earle

Sneaking in on Tuesday with your Monday song.

From Steve Earle's bluesy Terraplane album. Makes me smile and think of you every time I hear it. You may not recall, but this song was in heavy rotation on our road trip to Franklin, Tennessee last year for Pilgrimage Festival.

"You're the Best Lover that I Ever Had."

Buy on Amazon.