In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 20th, I've produced a special tribute show. The show begins with Sweet Honey in the Rock and ends with a moving piece from the compilation "The Long Road to Freedom" on Buddha Records. The piece features Irving Barnes with "I'll Never Turn Back No Mo'" and an excerpt from Dr. King's "We Were Here" speech. You'll also hear spirituals from Mahalia Jackson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. There's poetry from Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin and Dr.
From the Cincy Blues Society group mailing by email@example.com on Friday, 1/10/14:
Dennis A. Williams, 57, originally and most recently of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away from acute complications of liver disease on January 7th, 2014 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dennis is survived by his devoted partner, Amy Lowe, and his two sons, Brandon and Aaron.
Cincinnati's music scene is rich with talented musicians many of whom will be highlighted on this show. You'll hear Noah Hunt performing with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and the Bluebirds recorded at their old Sunday evening gig at Allyn's Cafe in Columbia Tusculum. There's a song by the Goshorn Brothers and another by the Sacred Mushroom...plus music from Big Joe Duskin, Greg Schaber, and the Blues Merchants. It's a local archival edition of the Blues!
The Cincy Blues Society (founded in 1990) celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues with its hottest Winter Blues Fest line-up yet! On February 7 & 8, 2014, The Phoenix will be rocking with more than 25 of the best local blues bands and two amazing touring headliners. There will be four stages.