It's a Holiday edition of the TOB this time. Santa Stumpy is in the house with all your Christmas favorites from artists like Big Maybelle and Charles Brown and new Christmas tunes from JD McPherson and Eden Brent.
The 25 best blues albums have been curated and made available for your listening pleasure (as long as you only want to listen to one song from each album and you really only want to listen to the top 12 or so). Every year Stumpy Steve puts all the albums into a complex matrix of radio airplay from across the country according to Living Blues Magazine and then he cross checks all that with his own idea of what deserves the top honors. Now we have this. Please listen!
We've got two Iowan's in our first set, which is a first for the TOB! Catfish Keith casts our line into the show this time and a few minutes later we'll hear from a very fine new album from fellow Iowa City-an Kevin Burt. Millington Tennesee's Bobby Blue Bland and Kenny Wayne Shepherd out of Shreveport Louisiana come along to crash our Hawkeye party.
An international feel to the TOB this week as we hear from Canadians Sue Foley and Layla Zoe plus Croatia's Vanja Sky. Also we'll hear some down home blues with Catfish Keith from right here in the Hawkeye State.