Good Time Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Thanks to all of you that are going through my playlists, downloading and paying for tunes, and then letting me know!! And the artists appreciate it too!

Today’s Ben Vee Good Time Roadhouse Blues show for July 23rd at 3 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com will feature tunes by Paul Gillings, Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard, Tomislav Goluban, Mojomama, Popa Chubby, and many more contemporary blues artists. Hope ya get time to tune in!!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Ben Rice and RB StoneLobo Jam
Paul GillingsWaiting Blues
Mark MayBarbecue And Blues
Ronnie Earl & Duke RobillardLookin for Trouble
The Radio KingsCant Keep A Good Man Down
Matthew CurryDraw The Line
Betty Fox BandPeace In Pieces
Josh FarrowWash Me in the Well (feat. The McCrary Sisters
Gema PearlWhere There’s A Will, There’s A Way (feat. Arthur Neilson)
Santiago PeriottiPerpetual Blues Machine
JunkyardmenJunkyardman
Tomislav GolubanFun Starts Here
Popa ChubbyLet Love Free The Day
Catfish KeithDon’t You Call Me Crazy
Mojo-TGood Ol Shoe
Blues CousinsLet’s Dance
MojomamaSing You The Blues
BluesCorpWelcome To My World
Mike Scott & the HoneypotsLandlord
Josh SmithLetting You Go (Live)
Forrest McDonald BandGoing Back to Memphis
The Derek Trucks BandDown in the Flood
Jimmie VaughanDengue Woman Blues
Redemption RoadHard To Take
The StreamlinersKicking Back The Blues
Ozgur HazarSweet Angel

Makin it Loud and Clear…..Steve Krase Aces the Harpin’ Blues

Steve Krase

It’s summertime and a perfect time for a backyard barbecue with friends, cold beer, and of course some bad ass harpin’ blues.  I suggest you buy Steve Krase‘s new CD, Should’ve Seen It Coming, and let the good times roll.  Steve is a Houston based harmonica stud with a penchant for loud and upbeat tunes and on his fourth album for the Connor Ray Music label does he ever deliver!

The first tune on the CD, Brand New Thang, is a great party tune featuring some virtuoso guitar playing by label mate Mark May. On the second song, Crazy For My Baby, Steve puts himself in the league with Little Walter, James Cotton, and Charlie Musselwhite with an excellent harmonica rendition of a Willie Dixon tune.  This song should receive serious consideration in the harmonica artist category of next year’s blues awards in Memphis.

I have a particular love  for “down the bayou” blues and Steve’s cover of Fat Domino’s Let the Four Winds Blow is a great addition to that playlist for my DJ sets.  I also enjoyed the Texas blues shuffle Make You Love Me Baby.  And my vote for the Just Crank It up and Dance tune of the album is Shot of Rhythm and Blues which features label mates Trudy Lynn and Bob Lanza.

The title cut (written by his brother David) is an interesting jazzy blues jam with some great saxophone playing by Alisha Pattillo, nice keyboard work by Randy Wall, and Steve’s harmonica work is stellar. Rock Romano (bass and the studio owner), David Carter (guitars), and Richard Cholakian (drums) round out a solid backing band for Steve.

Well, if you are ever in the Houston area and see Steve Krase on the club or concert bill, strap on your dancin’ shoes, grab yer Baby, and go have a damn good time!  And a quick look at his tour schedule shows he’ll be in New Jersey on my birthday, September 9th, along with Bob Lanza……hmmmm….that’s pretty close…maybe time for a short road trip to celebrate another year on the upside of the grass!