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August New Blues Releases


Friday, August 7 and Sunday, August 9

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.

Among the albums featured this time:

  • New releases from Dion, J-W Jones, the Lucky Losers, Bettye LaVette, Savoy Brown and, celebrating their 50th anniversary, the Downchild Blues Band
  • Reissues from Little Junior Parker, the Five Keys, and Big Mama Thornton
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.