Ben Levin caught the blues bug at the age of 6 when his dad rented the Ray Charles biopic, Ray. It's only been 13 years since then, but this teenager has already won two Blues Blast awards and has just released his second album, Before Me.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd kindles our broadcast this time with the lead off from The Traveler, the band's latest album. Also we hear from the Taylor Scott Band, who will be performing the last Downtown Live event of the summer on Friday and a dynamic young piano player named Ben Levin favors us with a Big Bill Broonzy song.
Guitarist Marcus King opens the show with his big warm jam-bandy feel, we'll follow that up with a new set of music from Stevie Ray Vaughn keys ace, Reece Wynans. We also play a classic from George Thorogood which may sound aimless but it's just that he has no particular place to go.