John-Alex Mason hails from southern Colorado and he is a unique artist. His new album "Jook Joint Thunderclap" is a world boogie collaboration of master players from Chicagoland, Holly Springs, Guinea and Colorado. On this project Mason added djembe, bolofon, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, bass and flos to his one-man band of kick drums, electric guitars and vocals. His shows are a celebration and the crowd becomes a willing participant in the performance. I will chat with John-Alex about his life and music and where he is headed next. Then the band The Sugar Prophets will sit on The Couch. Finalists in last years International Blues Challenge they took the stage and made their presence known to the blues world. Josh Spence-Vocals/Harmonica, Joe Asselin-Guitar/Vocals, A.J. "Apple Jack" Williams-Guitar/Vocals, Al Chapman-Bass, Vince "Fuzz" Elam-Drums combine to create a fresh sound. What is next for the band and what did they learn from their appearance in Memphis? We will discuss that and more. Join me as I sit with artists you should know.
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