I’m down along the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama this week. Here are some tunes that we are listenin’ to while drinking….eating oyster poboys…jambalaya…nookie burgers…red beans & rice…and oh…some more drinkin’….. (links to Spotify in blue)
Arsen Shamakhov – Sunset Beach
Couldn’t sing it bettah myself!! Arsen hails from British Columbia and has a hot new album, Rain City Blues.
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup – Keep On Drinkin’
Arthur inspired Elvis and was one badass delta bluesman!
Pinetop Perkins – 5-10-15 Hours (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)
Recorded in his mid nineties….Pinetop is one of the all time best.
Albert King – Roadhouse Blues
Some badass lowdown grindin’ blues from the master himself.
JJ Grey & Mofro – Ten Thousand Islands
Some swamp blues are perfect for chillin’ on the beach.
Heavydrunk – If I Loved You Hard Enough
Absolutely one of my favorite tunes of 2019, the lyrics are modern Shakespeare and a vivid picture of a dysfunctional and powerful love.
Beth Hart – Thankful
I am so thankful for my family and friends and the life I have…..Beth Hart sings my thanks bettah than I can express on her brilliant new album War In My Mind.
Hundred Seventy Split – Help Me Baby
Two of the original members of Ten Years After have a new band and lay down a powerful rendition of their blues rock classic.
Tony Joe White – The Beach Life
If Tony Joe White can’t get ya to chill out on the beach….it can’t be done!
A note about streaming (which is great for exposing new artists and songs)…..it may surprise you to know that for every 10,000 streams of a song, the artist may make as little as $40 (US). But when you buy their CDs, they can make a decent living plying their craft. SO…….if ya love the music…use your favorite site and download the albums. And if you go see the artists live….buy those CDs, tee shirts, and hats at the show…….helps them defray road expenses and, in many cases, eat for the night.