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April Blues New Releases

Friday, May 7 and Sunday, May 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 highlights this time:

A Best-Of set from soul blues star Johnny Rawls

The 77-year-young gospel singer Elizabeth King’s debut album

The return of veteran soul blues guitarist and singer Clarence Spady

Songwriter, guitarist, and singer EG Kight back in a basic trio setting

The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band serving up some Dance Songs for Hard Times

More roots blues from Bob Corritore and some all-star blues friends

Next-gen New Orleans funk from Dumpstaphunk

And popular Mississippi soul blues man Mr. Sipp.

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.