Monica Parker affectionately known as Sista Monica Parker "the lioness of the blues" recently gained national TV placement of her music on the Fox channel. Her original song "Show Me What You're Working With" was on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance finale show August 11, 2011.
She is also up for a 2012 Blues Music Award for "Best Soul Blues Female Artist".
With 11 albums under her belt, Monica is no new-comer. Her latest is a collection of gut-belting blues and soul entitled Living In The Danger Zone.
I will chat with Monica about her career as we listen to her tunes.
Then Ron Tanski joins me. Ron was a participant in the 2012 International Blues Challenge and caused a buzz on the street with his performances.
Ron's debut CD Dragged You Down charted at #3 on the RMR Blues Music Radio Top 40 and was in the top 100 Most Radio Played Blues CD's of 2011.
Ron's worked with greats like Albert Lee, Phil Gates and the late JJ "Bad Boy" Jones and was the first "White Boy" house piano player at the famous Lindberg's Blues Club
He is close to finishing his second album and we are hopeful there will be music ready to play when Ron sits with us.
"Musicians You Should Know"