This is an incredibly blessed radio host to be able to give you two of the most exceptional (and blissfully over-the-top soulful) artists that you can imagine.
First - at 2 p.m., Al Chestnut joins us. He and his brother, Ty, are the singing, songwriting and production team known as The Chestnut Brothers. Born in South Carolina, and raised in The City of Brotherly Love, these two passionate performers have toured in major cities across the U.S. and and abroad. They have stood on stage with and/or recorded with Luther Vandross, Grover Washington, Jr., LL Cool J, Harry Connick Jr., and Pete Seeger.
They are also devoted activists who not only sing about social change, but live it. Their efforts have been recognized internationally - they are Goodwill Ambassadors - and we'll hear about how we can all get involved to "Stop the Violence" - one of The Chesnut Brothers' most requested songs.
From Philly to DC, we've got you covered! Eric Scott has been known to those of us in the region for quite a while. An amazing presence with a voice to stop time, he has been a touring bassist who has shared the room with B.B. King, Ray Charles, Keb Mo, Little Feat, Jimmy Buffett - and James Brown.
A long history as a sideman, songwriter and session musician, Eric has released three albums to critical acclaim. You're about to hear tracks from his brand new CD, "Where the Water Runs Deepest" - where he explores HIS concerns about America - and you'll also hear about his Release Party next month!
Just so you know - Eric's Mom had a cookin' vinyl collection when he was growing up - you just might hear the influences of Black Sabbath meets Marvin Gaye meets Joe Jackson meets Les McCann. Jes sayin!
Join us at 1 p.m. for the music - Al Chestnut at 2 and Eric Scott at 3 Eastern time. A full house - we love it!