SHOW # 249 – 12/29/14
GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND – WORLD PREMIER
Matt Isbell from Ghost Town Blues Band finally took an official Monday Night Seat On The Couch! And to make it even better, he brought along the WORLD PREMIER of Hard Road To Hoe their new album, which will not drop for a few weeks. We talked about Matt’s journey from playing acoustic shows to touring as an opener for Daddy Mack Blues Band to forming Ghost Town as a trio and the changes the band has gone through over the years. He also shared some thoughts on the IBC, which the band appeared at twice, making the final stage both times.
BOBBY RUSH – Segment Begins At The 50:42 Mark
I was blown away when I met Mr. Bobby Rush and he told me he would love to come on the show and we arranged for him to be the last guest of 2014. He and I talked about his early life and getting to Chicago and the musicians he met while there. Throughout the interview, Mr. Rush was as open and honest as anyone can be. He spoke of his feeling toward artists who have disowned the Blues because they feel it is beneath them. He gave his thoughts on why most festivals are more White people and fewer Black fans. He spoke about the Blues Hall Of Fame and how excited he is to it. He was gracious when I made two errors in the first 15 minutes or so of our talk! We also listened to some songs from the albums Down In Louisiana and Decisions.
I ended the show with a brief recap of 2014 and also announced a contest we will be holding in 2015 and then ended the show with a song that I just love from 2014, “The Letter” from Mick Kolassa’s wonderful album Michissippi Mick…
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