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Watermelon Slim, Blues411 & 2 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Ron Tanski & Harpdog Brown

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Bill "Watermelon Slim" Holmans.  What can you say about this man?  Bonnie Raitt probably said it best when at a 2009 concert she called Slim a "living blues legend".

Born in Boston, Slim was raised in North Carolina listening to the housekeeper sing John Lee Hooker songs.

Watermelon Slim & The Workers have garnered 17 Blues Music Award nominations including a record-tying six in both 2007 & 2008 and Slim is the only blues artist in history with twelve in two consecutive years.

So much to this man's life, we will try and fit it all in! 

He will be joined by Sean "Bad" Apple and Bluesberry Cafe Owner, Arthur Crivaro to talk about the 2014 Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival which is on April 10, 11 and 12.

Chefjimi will be here with his Blues411 Report for the month and as we are getting into Festival season, Jimi should be full of info!

Then Ron Tanski will join me for COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEGMENT #1  

We met at the 2012 IBC and then Ron took his seat in May of that year. 

His new album Never Pet A Burning Dog and we get to share it with y'all on this evening.

Then COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEGMENT #2 brings Harpdog Brown back with his new album What It Is

Harpdog originally joined me back in November of 2012.

We will chat with Harpdog about the album and his 2014 tour.