British guitar-goddess Joanne Shaw Taylor opens the festivities this week with a rocking little number called In the Mood, also we'll go back a few years to the the title to Buddy Guy's Feels Like Rain album and Mavis Staples does a duet with Ben Harper.
Joanne Shaw Taylor is the first song you'll hear on this episode plus a fabulous duet with Mavis Staples and Ben Harper and a new one from Delbert McClinton too.
Whitney Shay has a big, warm, West Coast sound with horns and a sultry voice that propel her well structured songs along nicely. Also we hear a Tab Benoit tune we haven't played in years and Watermelon Slim checks the wait time on St. Peter's Ledger.
Ally Venable is playing guitar and paying her dues as an aspiring blueswoman, we'll hear her do a Stevie Ray Vaughn song to open the show this week. Also, fellow 20-something Jontavious Willis and gray-beards, Buddy Guy and Fruteland Jackson.
50 years ago the Rolling Stones started playing music by old guys from Chicago, now the Chicago guys return the favor on Chicago Plays the Stones. Also hear the James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish's sister, Amanda Fish and Boz Scaggs.