OPENS THE SHOW - Homemade Jamz Blues Band are from Tupelo, MS (Our second Tupelo guest in two weeks!) and are comprised of 18-year old Ryan Perry on vocals and guitars; 16-year old Kyle Perry (16) on bass guitar and 12-year old Taya Perry on drums. These kids were the youngest band to ever compete in the International Blues Competition and they took 2nd place in 2007. Their dad, Renaud write the lyrics to their songs and their newest album "The Game" is full of music inspired by the North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. We get to talk to the band and dad about their rise up the ladder of success, the difficulties they have encountered due to their ages and where they are headed in 2011. Of course, we will hear music from their album.
SEGMENT BEGINS AT THE 46:55 MARK - Then we sit with saxophonist and engineer Rick DePofi from the NYC based band Mojo Mancini. Comprised of DePofi and Grammy-winning producer and guitarist John Leventhal, “Saturday Night Live” drummer Shawn Pelton, keyboardist Brian Mitchell, and bassist Conrad Korsch, the band was formed in 2000 with one aim; to make music with no predetermined style or structure and to have fun doing it. Their newest album, Mojo Mancini is a collection of music that was (with the exception of two tracks), made on the spot in the studio. WHy do these musicians who all have excellent 'day jobs' come together at night to make their music? What are they looking to accomplish in 2011? We will talk to Rick about these and other things and listen to some of the dynamic music on their album.