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August 08, 2016

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The Mavericks
Kentucky Headhunters
Humming House
Guy Davis

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Hour

​Artist

Song

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Guy Davis

Little Red Rooster

 

 

Taking Just a Little Bit of Time

 

 

Did You See My Baby

 

 

I Wish I hadn’t Stayed Away So Long

 

The Kentucky Headhunters

Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine

 

 

Stumblin’

 

 

Shufflin’ Back to Memphis

 

 

Have You Ever Loved a Woman

 

 

Walkin’ with the Wolf

 

 

Dumas Walker

 

 

Chitlin Time

 

Humming House

Fly On

 

 

Nuts, Bolts and Screws

 

 

Freight Train

 

 

I Am a Bird

 

 

Great Divide

 

The Mavericks

All Night Long

 

 

Stories We Could Tell

 

 

Pardon Me

 

 

The Only Question Is

 

 

Back In Your Arms

 

 

As Long as There’s Loving Tonight

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Cotton Fields

Originally broadcast October 16th, 2015

 

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Press Release

The Mavericks - Fusing traditional country with traditional rock ‘n’ roll, the Mavericks were one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early 1990s. In the years that followed, the group released multiple gold and platinum albums, and toured the world. Formed by compelling singer/songwriter Raul Malo, the son of Cuban immigrants and guitarist Robert Reynolds, the two shared a penchant for the early rock ‘n’ roll and country of Roy Orbison, Elvis, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. After releasing its debut in 1990, the band’s rock-infused country quickly caught the ear of nearly every label in Nashville. The Mavericks signed with MCA and, in 1994, the second record for the label spawned a number of Top 20 hits, eventually being certified platinum. After disbanding in 1999, Malo released his first solo effort in 2001 and recorded with the Latino supergroup Los Super Seven. The Mavericks reformed for the second time in 2011 and issued “In Time” in 2013. The band’s current release is titled “Mono.”

The Kentucky Headhunters - One of the country’s truly great rock ‘n’ country bands, The Kentucky Headhunters’ 1989, genre-bending debut, “Pickin’ on Nashville,” quickly established the band as tradition-minded upstarts who were in it for the long haul. The LP eventually sold more than two million copies, earned the band a Grammy, three Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and an Academy Of Country Music Award. With seamless, sibling harmonies, Claptonesque guitarwork and an NRBQ-solid rhythm section, The Headhunters are still as potent and unique as they were 25 years ago. Along the way, they befriended Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry’s legendary longtime pianist. They released their first collaboration, “That’ll Work,” in 1993. Johnson, a native of Fairmont, WV, was inducted in the inaugural class of the The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2007. A second session, recorded in 2003, was shelved when Johnson passed away in 2005. That recording, titled “Meet Me in Bluesland,” was finally released in 2015.

Guy Davis - Growing up in New York City in a family of artists - his parents were noted actors, directors, and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis - Gud Davis was taken with the music of Blind Willie McTell, Skip James, and Mississippi John Hurt at an early age. Over the years, he has honed a gentle, literate style that offers a contemporary take on the rural blues tradition. Now something of a  Renaissance man, in addition to being a renown musician, Davis is an author, teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor. His one-man play, “The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed With the Blues,” premiered Off-Broadway in the 1990s and has since been released as a double CD. He went on to star Off-Broadway as the legendary Robert Johnson in “Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil,”  winning the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive award. When he joined the Broadway production of “Finian's Rainbow,” he played the part originally done Sonny Terry in 1947. Davis has appeared on the Conan O’Brien and David Letterman shows, played the four corners of the world including the Ukraine, the Arctic Circle and a performance in Greenland for the visiting Queen of Denmark. He has been nominated for nearly a dozen blues awards and recently released tenth studio album titled “Kokomo Kidd.”

Humming House - At once danceable and reflective, familiar and nostalgic, Humming House is a musical experiment gone right. Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for every generation. Unmistakable pop sensibilities mixed with a depth of lyrical narrative give their whimsical songs an irresistible quality that can only be described by the imagery of the name – Humming House. Fresh from recording their debut album with Grammy-winning producers Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy) and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Humming House has hit the ground running. The  band had been featured on NPR's Live in Studio C and All Things Considered, Nashville's Lightning 100 local spotlight, American Songwriter Magazine, STETSON's Center Stage campaign and Daytrotter. This coming winter Humming House will be performing on the Cayamo Cruise with John Prine, Brandi Carlile, and John Hiatt.