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New Month/New Music Time- Best New Blues Releases

August 5/7

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new blues releases. Among the highlights this time:

New blues harmonica releases to kick off the August feature including a new compilation of classic tracks from blues harp great Little Walter and new releases from Omar Coleman and Dennis Gruenling

New compilation sets featuring music of Big Maybelle, classic blues women and gospel blues

And the latest from blues sax man Terry Hanck, acoustic blues master Doug McLeod, veteran blueswoman Joanna Connor and more.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.