This weeks interview is with Selwyn (Sell-Win) Birchwood who is a new member of Alligator Records.  His new CD is upbeat with a lot of great guitar playing.  I’ve woken up several times with his song “She Loves Me Not” playing in my head. Despite it’s title it’s a very beautiful song to start your day off.  The song everyone will love is the slow blues “Brown Paper Bag” It’s a nine-minute song that’s worth every second of it.  If Selwyn keeps putting out CD’s like this we will be hearing a lot more from him in the future.

Selwyn Birchwood’s Website

Check out Alligator Records‘ website for some new CD releases.


377 – Giles Corey – Stoned Soul

by A1 Mark on August 8, 2014


This weeks interview is with the new Delmark recording artists Giles Corey.  Giles is a young man but has been on the Chicago Blues scene for over 20 years. He’s been in the bands of Billy Branch and Otis Rush and the band Mississippi Heat among others. The CD is grounded in Chicago Blues but also has elements of Rock and R&B. It’s a cool CD that keeps growing on you.

Giles Corey Website


376 – David Vest – Roadhouse Revelation

by A1 Mark on July 31, 2014

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This weeks interview is with David Vest about his new CD Roadhouse Revelation. We’ll also talk about him playing with Big Joe Turner and Roy Orbison. David is a piano player, vocalist and song writer that you will like the very first time you hear his catchy songs.

David Vest Website



This weeks interview is with Josh Hoyer of the band Josh Hoyer & the Shodowboxers.  Josh wrote all the songs, plays all the keyboards a little saxophone and all the vocals.  This is a very powerful CD that is very upbeat with a lot of surprises along the way. This is a nine-piece band that could blow the roof off of just about any place and no one would notice because everyone would be having such a good time.

Great job guys.

Josh Hoyer & the Shodowboxers’ Website



This weeks interview is with Shawn Holt the son of legendary blues man Magic Slim.  After Magic Slim passed away in February of 2013 Shawn became the leader of his dad’s old band the Teardrops.  Since then they’ve recorded a very impressive CD for Blind Pig Records called Daddy Told Me.   The Blues Music Awards named them “Best New Artists Debut”.  Now you’re going to hear Shown Holt tell his own story as well as five songs from this very impressive CD.

Shawn Holt’s Website