27 February 2014

Love One Another's Blues (#423)

The Blues Room, Episode # 423

A mixed bag of quality blues for you in this episode. I found some great music from artists in Spain this week and thought you might like to hear some of it - check the free downloads out here http://habitacion101tv.bandcamp.com/ 

Theres some new albums out by Albert Castiglia, Eddie Cotton and The Flaming Mudcats that are worth checking out so I drop a few tracks here too. Lets enjoy one another's blues!

Episode # 423, 26 February 2014
1. Albert Castiglia - Love One Another
2. Eddie Cotton - Here I Come
3. Gov't Mule - Catfish Blues
4. Big Mama and Victor Uris - No Way Out
5. Molina Gonzalez - U7
6. Fernano Beiztegui - I Asked For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline
7. Adam Farrah - I Feel Like Going Home
8. The Flaming Mudcats - Can't Take It With You [NZ]
9. Micheal Powers - Honey Bee
10. Playing For Change - Blues Of People

20 February 2014

W is for Women Who Have The Blues (#422)

The Blues Room, Episode # 422

In this episode I'm educated by Ruth Wyand (guitarist, songwriter and vocalist) and Jean Antolini (film maker) about the fore-mothers of the blues. Bet you thought it was men who first played the blues, huh! Well take a listen to this episode and just might be pleasantly surprised. You can find Ruth and Jean presenting their show, 'Mamas Got The Blues' in a town near you. 
See details on Ruth's website: http://www.ruthwyand.com/

1. Ruth Wyand - Delta Surf
2. Fiona Boyes - Baptised In Muddy's Sweat
3. Memphis Minnie - Keep It To Yourself
4. Ruth Wyand - Sawdust Bayou Blues
5. Big Mama Thornton - I Smell a Rat
6. Etta James - Crazy Feeling
7. Albert Hunter - My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More

17 February 2014

Ruth Wyand Tours NZ

“Bluejazz” or “Jazzy Blues” are the names given to describe North Carolina musician, Ruth Wyand’s music. With one foot in the juke joints and one foot in the jazz clubs Ruth draws on American roots music to frame her lyrics and demonstrate her strengths as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist.

Ruth has toured throughout the US, UK, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bermuda and France playing blues, jazz and folk clubs and festivals. She has won numerous awards for her songs and guitar playing. 

She is the 2013/2014 reciepient of an Artist-In-Residence Grant to teach Blues to High School students throughout Dare County NC.

Ruth is touring New Zealand during February and March 2014. For more info and bookings contact Lesley Page: lesley62@xtra.co.nz  09 2946663 or +64 021 620726


Sunday 16th February 2014 5.30pm
‘Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
Auckland Blues Club @ The Winchester
24 St Benedicts St, Auckland
Entry: $15 ABC Members & Pre-sales - $20 @ the door
Contact: www.aucklandbluesclub.co.nz or Lesley 021 620 726

Friday February 21st 2014 7pm
LaValla 131 Dominion Rd, Tuakau
Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
Entry: $45 Includes glass if wine & light supper
Contact: Bernie 09 2368947 - 0212 400890

Thursday 27th February 2014 6pm
Americarna Festival 
Fern Lodge: 40 Matai Street, Inglewood, New Plymouth
Entry: Free
Contact: 06 756 7220

Friday 28th February 2014 7:30pm
‘Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
Dome Cinema: 38 Childers Rd, Gisborne
Entry:$18 - $15 pre-sales from The Aviary, 38 Childers Rd
Contact: 06 863 2006

Saturday 1st March 2014
EastEnd Café: 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa
Entry:$20 available from the café
Contact:06 838 6070

Sunday 2nd March 2014 1:00 p.m.
Matawhero Wines: 189 Riverpoint Road, Gisborne
Entry: $10
Contact: 06 867 6140

Wednesday 5th March 2014 7:15pm
The Tin Hut: 2 - 4 Moroa Road,Tauherenikau, Wairarapa
Entry: $5 - Club members $2

Saturday 8th March 2014 6:30


Thursday 13 March
‘Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
Last Resort @ the Old Café Karamea
Entry: $10
Contact: Kathy 03 782 6808

Friday 14th March 2014 - 7.30 pm
Karamea Village Hotel 141 Waverley St Karamea
Entry: Free
Contact: 03 782 6800 www.karameahotel.co.nz

Saturday 15th March 2014 - 5.30 pm
‘Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
Greymouth House Concert - 98 Welshmans Rd, Rutherglen
Bring a pot luck plate to share
Entry: $20
Contact: Susan Langer 03 762 6401please call & RSVP

Sunday 16th March 2014 - 7 pm
Christchurch Folkj Music Club
Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
Entry: $20 - $15 members
Contact: 03 331 6689


Thursday 20th March 2014 7pm
‘Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
Art Doc Gallery 15-19 Ellis Road Benneydale
Entry: $20
Contact: 07 878 4780 

Friday 21st March 2014 7.30 pm
Cambridge Autumn Festival
‘Mama’s Got The Blues’ Show
St Andrews Anglican Church 111 Victoria St Cambridge
Entry: $15 - $10 Seniors & Students
Contact: Cambridge Info Centre 07 823 3456

13 February 2014

W & X is for Wildly X-Citing and somewhat X-Rated Blues [#421]

The Blues Room#409, 20 November 2013

Tony Hunt from Hamilton Blues Society couldn't make it up into the studio with me so I thought I'd go back and finish what I started last year - The ABCs of Blues series. Tonight the tunes are brought to you by the letters W & X ... in some related way!! Enjoy!
Next week, tunes by the letters Y & Z.

Episode #421, 12 February 2014
1. North Mississippi Allstars - My Babe
2. Sonny Fisher - Rockin' Daddy
3. Barrelhouse Chuck and Kim Wilson's Blues Allstars - Stockyard Blues
4. William Clarke with Charlie Musselwhite - Charlie's Blues
5. Dinah Washington - Big, Long, Slidin' Thing
6. Nick Waterhouse - (If) You Want Trouble
7. Muddy Waters - I Just Want To Make Love To You
8. Phillip Walker - Street Walking Woman
9. Maria Muldaur with Dr John on piano - Don't You Feel My Leg
10. Nina Simone - I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
11. Lanie Lane - Betty Baby
12. Big Kitty - Baby Baby Ev'ry Night
13. Kid Ramos and Bob Corritore - Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes

Coming Up On The Blues Room

6 February 2014

Another Hour of Blues Power with Darcy Perry (#420)

The Blues Room #420, 5 February 2014

Darcy Perry's back with another Hour of Blues Power and this time he gets Craig Bracken of The Flaming Mudcats on the line to talk about their upcoming release called 'Mistress'. Check out The Flaming Mucats previous album at Bandcamp. Darcy also plays a few tunes by artists who I've seen perform at Byron Bay's Bluesfest such as JJ Grey and Mofro and Taj Mahal. Enjoy!

1. JJ Grey and Mofro - 99 Shades of Grey
2. T. Bone Walker - Its A Low Down Dirty Deal
3. The Flaming Mudcats - Breaking Up Somebody's Home [NZ]
4. The Flaming Mudcats - Drinking My Life Away [NZ]
5. Del Thomas - Lucky Escape [NZ]
6. Taj Mahal - Oh Lord, Things Are Getting Crazy Up Here
7. Chris Cain - Better Not Look Down
8. Black Dog - The River [NZ]
9. Los Lonely Boys - Heaven