Today’s show began with a telephone interview with John Lee Hooker Jr. I enjoyed his new release All Odds Against Me so much, I tracked him down to get him to talk to my audience. The new disc also features an animated video Bluesman. Go to www.johnleehookerjr.com to check it out.
Bigbody Applehead is a group of six relatively young musicians who stopped by to talk about their music and play some examples. I also played music by Gil Scott-Heron, Johnny Mercer, Sahib Shihab, and new musci from Bill Cantrell and more….
With Hurricane Gustav bringing rain to Louisiana, and a political convention bringing violence to Minnesota, it was a day dedicated to remembering we are one as a people. And we all get by with a little help from our friends.