OPENS THE SHOW - Mississippi Heat emerged in 1991 on a night at the Cafe Lura in Chicago. Since then the band has built an incredible following. Veterans of the Ecaussinnes Spring Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Lucerne Blues Festival and more, this band reaches down and grabs you by the gut and does not let go. We will speak with Pierre about the origins on the band and where they are headed. If Chicago-style blues makes you smile, don't miss this one.
BEGINS AT THE 43:50 MARK - Then we get to speak with Ms. Carrie Rodriguez. Love and family have always been sources of inspiration for critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician Carrie Rodriguez, but never have they featured so prominently than on her brand new release Love & Circumstance, a covers album that includes songs written by her father, and once performed by her great aunt. Rodriguez' journey from teenage violin student to touring the world with the likes of Chip Taylor (famed songwriter of "Wild Thing) and Lucinda Williams has resulted in a prodigious output of recordings - eight albums in as many years - for the young musician; with the new album, Carrie relies on others to handle the songwriting duties, she provides the interpretations. The album was just released on April 13th and we will spend time talking with Carrie about her recent tour with Los Lonely Boys & Alejandro Escovedo and where the tour will be taking her in May and beyond.