Local Memphian Redd Velvet joins me.
In 2011 she was nominated Best New Female Blues Artist of The Year by the Jus 'Blues Foundation and received a Listener's Choice Award from the Emerge Bright Lights Music Program sponsored by C-spire Wireless for her song Walkie Talkie Man.
Redd is also the founder of Music Heals Memphis Incorporated, a charitable health and social service program to improve the quality of life for Memphians, especially musicians.
Her new album Womanhood 101 is chock full of great music from this stellar vocalist.
I will chat with Redd about her life, career and passion for helping others.
Then Matthew Davidson brings his debut EP, "Step Up" to The Couch for us to share. The 14-year old won the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award in 2011 and has been thrilling fans throughout the South for the last 2 years.
Then Jan Tore Lauritsen, (JT for short) is 42 years old living in Lillestrom, Norway.
He began playing at the early age of 6 and pretty much immediately got interested in the Blues and related music after first hearing BB King, blues pianist Charles Brown and the legendary Ray Charles.
After relaizing the B3 was too much to luug constantly, JT took up the Accordian and has been making some great blues music since.
JT has spent much time here in the US winning fans and was part of the Beale Street Mess-Arround during BMA week.
His new live album is entitled Squeezeboxing and we will chat with JT about his life and career and check out the album.
Since next week is Labor Day and we are dark, Chefjimi Patricola will bring us his Blues911 Report with all the news for the long weekend.