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New Month/New Music - New Blues Releases

April 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 feature the best in new blues releases. There’s new music this time from:

  • Reese Wynans, keyboardist and former member of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble
  • Kenny ‘Beedy Eyes’ Smith, son of Muddy Waters’ drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
  • Award-winning soul blues singer and member of the Mannish Boys, Sugaray Rayford
  • British blues rock veteran Robin Trower
  • Chicago blues singer Mary Lane
  • Acclaimed Sacred Steel group, the Lee Boys
  • Wichita’s International Blues Challenge winner, Connie Hawkins & the Blues Wreckers
  • Guitarist, session man and former Fleetwood Mac member Rick Vito
  • Mighty Mike Schermer from Marcia Ball’s band
  • Harp players Tim Gartland, John Clifton & Bob Corritore
  • Canadian folk, blues and gospel musicians Harry Manx and Steve Marriner
  • Tony Holiday’s All-Star Porch Sessions
  • And a final album from Mississippi bluesman Leo Bud Welch

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.