This weeks interview is with blues legend Billy Boy Arnold. We’ll be talking about his new CD The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold but Billy also talks about getting a harp lesson from Sonny Boy Williamson when Billy was just a kid and how Bo Diddley got his name. This new CD on Stony Plain Records shows Billy Boy Arnold’s talent as a songwriter, singer and harmonica player.


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This weeks interview is with the guitarist Sturgis Nikdes of the band Low Society. Sturgis along with lead vocalist Mandy Lemons wrote all but two of the songs on this fine CD of theirs called You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down.  Sturgis is a very impressive slide guitarists with a country flavor to his playing but these are defiantly hard hitting blues rock songs.  One of the songs you’ll be hearing in this weeks show is “This Heart Of Mine”.  It sounds like something off of Led Zeppelin’s first LP. Mandy’s vocals are very passionate along with Sturgis guitar playing. This is a CD you’ll be going back to over and over again.

Low Society’s Website




This weeks interview is with Otis Clay who is a famous Soul/Blues singer.  Otis has been getting a lot of reaction lately. In 2013 he put out his solo CD Truth Is. Then he showed up on a few tracks on Johnny Rawls’ last CD Remembering O.V. Otis did vocals on three songs on the new Dave Specter CD and now Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls have put out a CD together called Soul Brothers. This Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls release Soul Brothers is what we will be concentrating on this week.

Otis Clay’s Website



397 – Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot

by A1 Mark on January 8, 2015


This weeks interview is with Pierre Lacocque the leader, songwriter and harmonica player for Delmark Recording artists Mississippi Heat.  As you remember Pierre has been on the show a few times in the past as well as the lead singer Inetta Visor.  The new CD is called Warning Shot and it takes you from Chicago Blues to the Delta Blues with stops along the way for Latin, Swing-Boogie and of course R&B.  Great CD, you’re going to love it.


Mississippi Heat Website


Best of 2014 (part 2 of 2)

by A1 Mark on December 31, 2014


This is part two of a two part show playing the best songs of 2014 as I see it.

Next week I’ll be back with an interview.