361 – Billy Branch – Blues Shock

by A1 Mark on April 17, 2014


It has been over a decade since this weeks guest has put out a solo CD. I’m very honored to have harmonica veteran Billy Branch on the show. While Billy has played on over 150 CD’s by artist like Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Lou Rawls, Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, John Primer, and Taj Mahal he’s not done many solo CD’s.  His new CD Blues Shock is going to wake everyone up once again to what a great song writer, harmonica player, and vocalist Billy is. Billy Branch is also on the cover of this months Living Blues magazine. Blues Shock is a must have CD for anyone that wants to hear one of today’s most creative artist.

Billy Branch Website


BlueLunchspecialBanner2014This weeks interview is with Bob Frank the guitarist and one of the lead vocalist and songwriters for the band Blue Lunch Special. From the beginning of the first song on the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition I knew this was going to be a great CD. This is an eight-man band reminiscent of Roomful of Blues.  They can play just about any time period of blues. Great Band.

Blue Lunch Website


364 – Bob Lanza – ‘Til The Pain Is Gone

by A1 Mark on April 4, 2014

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This weeks interview is with Bob Lanza a man who really knows how to put feelings into his guitar playing. You will also hear some impressive songs not often heard like the old Pat Ramsey song “Build Me A Woman” or a cover the Allman Brothers once did called “Outskirts Of Town” both very impressive versions.

Bob Lanza Website


359 – Hard Garden – Blue Yonder

by A1 Mark on April 3, 2014

HardGardenBanner2014This weeks interview is with Son Jack Jr from the new band Hard Garden. Son Jack Jr plays guitar and shares the vocals and song writing with harp player Michael Wilde.  The two of them made a CD I really liked back in 2010 called Walk The Talk. I was very happy to get to have Son Jack Jr on the show this week to talk about their new band and new CD Blue Yonder.  With songs like “I Feel Evil”, “Maximum Insecurity” and a surprisingly funny story about being in a bar called “Pour Me Another” you too will get to love Hard Garden as they mix traditional blues with some modern sounds to create a wonderful sound all their own.

Hard Garden Website


SavoyBrownBanner2014This week I’m very happy to have Savoy Brown founding member Kim Simmonds back on the show to talk about his new CD Goin’ To The Delta.  This is the first time Kim has decided to do the vocals on all the tracks of a Savoy Brown record and he does a really good job.  For you guitar lovers Kim plays lead guitar almost from the beginning of the first song all the way through to the end of the last song – cool.

After listening to some classic Savoy Brown records recently I realized that his last CD Voodoo Moon is one my favorite one. Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown are at the top of their game, just listen to this show and see what you think.

Savoy Brown Website