From being the first African-American baby born in the Bledsoe County Hospital in Pikesville, TN to traveling the world with his military dad, to almost dying in an accident where he fell off a cliff, the history of Earl Thomas is found in his music and in his words.
With the release of his 12 album, Catch Me If You Can, Earl continues to preach The Blues and insists it be done the right way. He recently held a Raise The Roof fundraiser that was video-cast across the internet and is talking about doing more of them around the country.
We will talk to Earl about his life and his desire to help Raise The Roof.
The Bad Influence Band is Michael Tash, Roger Edsel, Bob Mallardi and David Thaler and they have been playing the Blues since 1998. They have been honored with numerous Wammie Award nominations and are up for three more this year.
Their latest, Under The Influence was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge for Best Self-Produced Recording, nominated by the Washignton Area Music Association for Best Blues Recording of 2012 and was a Pick To Click on BB King’s Bluesville. The band will join me to discuss their lives, how they all came together and where they are headed.
TWO “Couch Kids” return with new music this evening.
Lisa Biales’ latest release is entitled Singing In My Soul and Gina Sicilia’s new album is It Wasn’t Real and I will discuss the albums with the ladies.
First Monday of the month also means a visit from Chefjimi with his Blues411 Report!