Playlist

December 20, 2016

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Fabulous Thunderbirds
John Paul White
Golden State- Lone Star Revue
Honey Island Swamp Band
Terry Reid

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Honey Island Swamp Band

Head High Water Blues

 

 

Katie

 

 

Cast the First Stone

 

Golden State - Lone Star Revue

Midnight Hour

 

 

Walkin’ with Mr. Lee

 

 

Blues Stop Knockin’

 

Terry Reid

George’s Song

 

 

Leavin’ and Gone

 

 

Don’t Worry Baby

2

John Paul White

I Remember You

 

 

Black Leaf

 

 

Once and Future Queen

 

 

Hate the Way You Love Me

 

 

I’ve Been Over This Before

 

 

What’s So

 

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Tuff Enuff

 

 

I’m Losin’ You

 

 

Don’t Burn Me

 

 

Death Letter Blues

 

Larry Groce & Co.

I Don’t Worry About a Thing

Originally Broadcast December 9th, 2016​

Press Release

Fabulous Thunderbirds - With its exciting fusion of blues, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B, the Fabulous Thunderbirds helped popularize roadhouse Texas blues and kick-start a blues revival during the mid-'80s. Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan formed the Fabulous Thunderbirds with vocalist/harpist Kim Wilson in 1974 and, within a few years, the group became the house band for the Austin club Antone's, where it played regular sets and supported touring blues musicians. On the strength of two breakthrough singles, “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap it Up,” the T-Birds’ 1986 release “Tuff Enuff” went Platinum and led to a W.C. Handy Award for “Best Blues Band.” In addition to co-founder Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass. The group’s current release is titled “Strong Like That.”

Terry Reid - Perhaps the most oft-told tale about British singer Terry Reid is turning down an offer to sing for the group that went on to become Led Zeppelin, and then later for Deep Purple. Still, Reid has legendary status thanks to a number of outstanding solo releases and a set of pipes that led to his nickname “superlungs.” In the 2000's, Reid’s career has seen a resurgence. The Raconteurs included his "Rich Kid Blues" in 2008's “Consolers of the Lonely,” and he provided three songs to the soundtrack for Rob Zombie's horror film “The Devil's Rejects.” In 2009, he played the Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals and, in 2011, toured Ireland for the first time in 30 years. In 2012, Reid was invited to play London's most famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott's, in celebration of its 50th anniversary - and sold out three nights. As of late, he has collaborated with DJ Shadow and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

John Paul White - One half of the four-time Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars, singer/songwriter John Paul White was born and raised in Muscle Shoals, AL, and cites Jeff Buckley and Elliot Smith as influences. Since The Civil Wars disbanded in 2014, White contributed a song to the 2015 season of HBO's “True Detective” series and sang with Emmylou Harris on the song "Kyrie." Along with Alabama Shakes member Ben Tanner, he launched his own label, Single Lock Records, and became active producing records for others. His second solo effort, Beulah, was issued in August. White’s recent recording collaborations include work with Jason Isbell, Candi Staton, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.

The Honey Island Swamp Band - The founding members of this group - whose sound has been called “Bayou Americana” - relocated to San Francisco following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The band’s current release, “Demolition Day,” was produced by Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. The CD marks the band’s 10-year anniversary and features cameos by some of New Orleans’ finest including keyboardist Ivan Neville and Tab Benoit on pedal steel. The group’s sound has been compared to blues-rock icons such as The Allman Brothers, Little Feat and The Band. 

Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue - This all-star blues ensemble was founded by harmonica player/singer Mark Hummel, and features veteran blues guitarists Anson Funderburgh  (Anson & The Rockets), and Little Charlie Baty (Little Charlie and the Nightcats). All respected instrumentalists in their own right, this collaboration is a top-shelf showcase of West Coast Blues. The rhythm section is comprised of Wes Starr and bassist RW Grigsby. ​