We're going to begin the show with a set highlighting events which have happened over the years on the date, March 15th. Lightnin' Hopkins was born on 3/15/12, Ry Cooder's birthdate is 3/15/47. James Brown's song, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" received a Grammy on 3/15/66, and finally on 3/15/68, Life Magazine called Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."
This week's show begins with Eric Clapton and ends with favorite Delbert McClinton. You'll also hear an exciting long set by New Orleans legendary pianist Ronnie Kole. There's also music from Charlie Musselwhite, Anders Osborne, Nina Simone, and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy. BB King's included, and he'll be performing at the Lexington Opera House on Tuesday, 4/8.
We're heading down to New Orleans this week to celebrate the Mardi Gras season. The show will begin with the Marcus Roberts Trio and then continue with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John. Dr. John will be headlining the French Quarter Festival running April 10th through the 13th. The festival features 1400 Louisiana musicians on 21 stages during the 4-day festival, and it's all free!
Lots of favorites in this show including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt. There's a song by Cincinnati favorite Lonnie Mack and New Orleans legend Johnny Adams. You'll also hear a song from Ry Cooder's "Chicken Skin Music" album which was a personal favorite back in the day. And, we'll round out the show with "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" by Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton.