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Roots music is more popular than ever. Perhaps it’s a reaction to the sterile, synthetic pop music we are subjected to daily. There’s something comforting about listening to a musician who is playing the music he loves not for the money. The blues, in particular, has made a resurgence lately. And on this week’s show, we’ll hear some recent blues releases including a bit of swing and jug band from all over the world: Duke Robillard, Keb' Mo', The Jake Leg Jug Band, The Muddy Basin Ramblers and many more. We’re celebrating blues power … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

Episode #19-30: Blues Power
Host: Tom Druckenmiller

Artist/”Song”/CD/Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Duke Robillard / “Soldier of Love” / Ear Worms / Stony Plain
The Texas Horns / “Guitar Town” / Get Here Quick / Severn
Queen Bee and the Honey Lovers / “Kenilworth Naval Hospital” / Asheville /N C Arts Council
Matt Andersen / “Better Than You Want” / Halfway Home By Morning / True North

Keb' Mo' / “I Should've” / Oklahoma / Concord
Lightnin' Hopkins / “Drinkin' Woman” / Cheap Old Wine and Whiskey / Koko Mojo
The Jake Leg Jug Band / “Diddie Wah Diddie” / Cotton Mouth / Opra Sounds
Frank Lee / “Roll and Tumble Blues” / Gourd Head / Bake Tone
Duke Robillard / “Rawhide” / Ear Worms / Stony Plain

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers / “Charles River Delta Blues” / Love Whip Blues / Vizztone
Nicholas Edward Williams / “Mississippi John” / As I Go Ramblin' Around / Earthtone
Muddy Basin Rounders / “Zen Beat Rag” / Hold that Tiger / Self Produced
The Ragtime Rumors / “Way Too Smart” / Rag 'N Roll / Ruf

Lurrie Bell & the Bell Dynasty / “Gone to Main Street” / Tribute to Carey Bell / Delmark
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats / “Hot in Here” / Groovin' in Greaseland / Alligator
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways