Today in Music – July 1, 1915 – Blues Icon Willie Dixon was born!!

Willie DixonToday is the 99th anniversary of the birth of Willie Dixon(July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) and I bet somewhere on almost every night of the year someone is

playing one of the 500 songs that he wrote! It could be a jazz, blues or rock artist because Willie’s songs appeal to lovers of  many genres. He was one of the two artists, the other Muddy Waters, that were the most influential in shaping the sound of Chicago blues in the post World War II years, as well as, rock and roll in the 50s and 60s. I think that my first introduction to the blues of Dixon was Cream’s cover of “Spoonful”, wait maybe it was The Doors “Back Door Man” or maybe Led Zeppelin “I Can’t Quit You” but it was probably Johnnie Rivers covering “Seventh Son” and I didn’t even know it!! Well, you get the picture. Here’s a link to a list songs of Willie Dixon, along with the artists who cover them!! From Wikipedia some of the songs…..

Hoochie Coochie Man“, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “Little Red Rooster“, “My Babe”, “Spoonful”, and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover“. These tunes were written during the peak of Chess Records, 1950–1965, and performed by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and Bo Diddley; they influenced a worldwide generation of musicians.[3]

Dixon also was an important link between the blues and rock and roll, working with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley in the late 1950s. His songs were covered by some of the biggest artists of more recent times, such as Bob Dylan, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones.

In reading Dixon’s biography this morning at Wikipedia I learned a several things that I didn’t know about Willie

as a boxer he won the Illinois State Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship (Novice Division) in 1937.Dixon turned professional as a boxer and worked briefly as Joe Louis’ sparring partner

Dixon met Leonard Caston at the boxing gym where they would harmonize at times. Caston built him his first bass, made of a tin can and one string.

Dixon’s progress on the Upright bass came to an abrupt halt during the advent of World War II when he resisted the draft as a conscientious objector and was imprisoned for ten months.

In 1987, Dixon received an out-of-court settlement from Led Zeppelin after suing them for plagiarism, in relation to their use of his music for “Bring It On Home” and his lyrics from his composition “You Need Love” (1962) for their track “Whole Lotta Love”.

Dixon’s health deteriorated increasingly during the seventies and the eighties, primarily due to long-term diabetes. Eventually one of his legs had to be amputated More at Wikipedia

Willie left us in body on January 29, 1992 when he died of heart failure in Burbank, California but through those 500 songs that he left us, he will always be with us!

Here’s Willie performing “Back Door Man”, “Seventh Son” and “Hoochie, Coochie Man” at a Muddy Waters Tribute in 1983!! So Happy Birthday, Willie Dixon, wherever you and Muddy and Howlin’ Wolf are singing tonight!!




Thursday June 26 – This Day in Music – Bill Broonzy was born – Celebrate with Dave and Phil Alvin’s New Album!

Last Thursday June 26 was either the 121st or the 110th anniversary of the birth of Big Bill Broonzy, depending on whatBig-Bill-Broonzy you believe. Most researchers believe that Big Bill was born Lee Conley Bradley in 1903 or 1904, in Plum Bayou , Jefferson County Arkansas and is one of the  children of Frank and Mittie Bradley. But Big Bill told people that he was born in Scott, Mississippi. He also told people he had a twin sister, Laney. I spent all day yesterday looking at census records and other records at to substantiate either claim. According to the 1910 Census  Lee Bradley is listed a 6 years old as the son of Frank and Mittie Bradley. Bill’s sister Lanie is also listed and is 3 years younger than Bill! Here are Lee’s siblings as listed in the 1900 Census.

Andrew – 1883  (birth year)
Mattie – 1884
Rachel 1887
Judge 1891
Louise 1893
Frank Jr 1897
Gusta 1900

Oops – seems Lee and Louise share a birthday! Anyway in the 1920 Census Lee is still at home which is consistent with the story that Big Bill did not move to Chicago until the mid 1920s. In the 1930 Census in Chicago no Lee Bradley’s were found, however, I did find a Willie Lee Broonsey born in 1902 in Mississippi. I searched for any Broonsey born on Mississippi in 1902 and the only return I got was Willie Lee in 1930 in Chicago!! So I believe that Willie Lee Broonsey was actually Lee Bradley born in Arkansas in 1904 to Mittie and Frank and that he told folks he was from Mississippi, because as a blues artist it sounded better to be from Scott, Mississippi than Plum Bayou, Arkansas!!

Now either way it doesn’t really matter what matter is that Big Bill Broonzy had a great career that started in the 1920s as a “Country Blues” singer, became more of an Urban Blues singer in the 1940s and returned to his folk roots in the 1950s and lasted until his death in 1958. During the period between 1927 to 1941 Big Bill recorded over 224 songs. making him the second most recorded blues artist of the time! Additionally, he is credited with composing or 300 songs, many adaptation of traditional folk songs along with his original compositions!! Many of his songs like “Key to the Highway“, “Matchbox Blues” and “Milk Cow Blues” are covered today by a variety of blues artists.

From Wikipedia Broonzy as an acoustic guitar player…..

…inspired Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Ray Davies, John Renbourn, Rory Gallagher,[21] Ben Taylor,[22] and Steve Howe[23]

In Q Magazine (September 2007) it is reported that Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones claims that Bill Broonzy’s track, “Guitar Shuffle”, is his favorite guitar music. Wood said, “It was one of the first tracks I learnt to play, but even to this day I can’t play it exactly right.”

Eric Clapton has cited Bill Broonzy as a major inspiration: Broonzy “became like a role model for me, in terms of how to play the acoustic guitar


Read Bill’s full biography here

Common Ground Dave and Phil AlvinOne of the reasons that this post came about is that Thursday was Big Bill’s birthday and the other was that on Tuesday Dave and Phil Alvin released Common Ground: Dave and Phil Alvin Sing and Play the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy which on Thursday was the soundtrack of my run! The album is great! Dave and Phil choose twelve tracks that cover Broonzy’s career from its start in 1927 with “Big Bill Blues” through 1941′s with  ”Key to the Highway” and “I Feel So Good”!! I am most familiar with the song “I Feel So Good” via the cover by Faces (see Ron Wood above), which has always been a favorite of mine. The only thing I wish is that the song had appeared near the end of the album rather than the beginning,  so that maybe it would have mentally picked me up at the end of my run!!

The bottom line is check out Dave and Phil’s new album and Happy Belated Birthday, Big Bill Broonzy and thanks for all the great songs!!

Here’s Dave and Phil’s video for the song “I Feel So Good” or listen to the Faces version here



This Day in Music – (June 8, 1944) – Boz Scaggs was born – “Happy 70th, Boz” (video)

Boz ScaggsToday Boz Scaggs celebrates his 70th birthday and for more than 45 of those years his music has been part of my music library!! I first met  Boz, when he was a member of his prep-school and college friend, Steve Miller’s Band, on Steve’s second album Sailor!  Boz contributed several songs and some lead vocals on that album.

Boz was born William Royce Scaggs on June 8, 1944. From Wikipedia: Boz was…

born in Canton, Ohio,[1] the son of a traveling salesman. The family moved to McAlester, Oklahoma, then to Plano, Texas(at that time a farm town), just north of Dallas. He attended a Dallas private school, St. Mark’s School of Texas, where schoolmate Mal Buckner gave him the nickname “Bosley,” later shortened to “Boz. Read More

Most people know Boz only from his string of hits that started with his 1974 release Slow Dancer, which went gold. Boz’s career peaked with 1976′s Silk Degrees which was a 5xPlatnium album, and spawning the mega-hits “Lowdown” and “Lido’s Shuffle. Two more platinum albums followed 1977′s Down Two Then Left and Middle Man released in 1980. His final gold album of this period was the album Hits! also released in 1980. After 1980, Boz took an eight-year break from recording. Since his return in 1988, with the release of Other Roads, Boz has released seven studio albums and a couple of greatest hits albums, the most successful of these albums, was last years release Memphis, which peaked at number 17 on the US Charts.

I started the last paragraph by stating that most people know Boz because of the hit albums, and I certainly love the hits, but the albums that I really love are the ones Boz made between his leaving Steve Miller in 1969 and 1974′s Slow Dancer. Those four albums starting with the self-titled Boz Scaggs, Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band and My Time have always been my favorites. Boz Scaggs released in 1970 is my favorite among these albums, and the track “Loan Me a Dime” has a spot on my list of favorite tracks of all-time (which has really yet to be produced)!! All of these albums praised by the critics, but never caught the pubic’s fancy. Ha, what do the masses know! From AllMusic via Wikipedia….

In their retrospective review, Allmusic commented that “The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section [...] gives this music genuine grit, but this isn’t necessarily a straight-up blue-eyed soul record”. They asserted that the album’s forays into country and blues created “a kind of Americana fantasia”, particularly praising “Waiting for a Train”, “Look What I Got!”, and “Loan Me a Dime.” They concluded “Boz Scaggs’ musical vision [...] would grow smoother and more assured over the years, but the slight bit of raggedness suits the funky, down-home performances and helps make this not only a great debut, but also an enduring blue-eyed soul masterpiece.”

I won’t bore you with the whole 10 minute plus “Loan Me a Dime” but if you want you can listen to it here So here’s Boz in a rare video from 1971 performing “I’ll Be Long Gone” from Boz Scaggs…..Happy 70th Birthday, Bosley!!


Life’s Soundtrack – Another Good Run this time with Lisa Mann’s New Album – Move On (video)

So back on September 4th of last year I ran the same course that I ran tonight. Back then I was coming off a couple of months of inactivity (June and July too hot!) and starting to get back into shape. On that night I there was improvement, as I ran the third and fourth miles faster than I had run them. Now tonight while I’ve run a few times in April – January, February and March were too snowy and cold for me to run much – my old body likes the fair weather! Anyway tonight is like the fourth run in April and my first four-miler and while I thought I struggled my overall time was faster than it was back in September and both my third and fourth miles were faster!! So how come?? I think that the answer may lie in the amount of yoga that I have done over the winter this year!! Overall, my weight is lower than it was and I feel better!!

Move On

One thing is for certain is that the music on both runs was as good, mainly, because it came from the same artist, Lisa Mann and her Very Good Band. Tonight the soundtrack was the band’s latest release Move On. The Soundtrack for last year’s run was her 2012 release Satisfied! Here’s what I wrote back then…..


The soundtrack for the run was Lisa Mann and her “Really Good Band’s new blues album Satisfied and I was more than Satisfied with the album and I think that her band is really good!!! It didn’t take long for this album to hook me, on the first track “See you next Tuesday”,first there was Lisa’s vocal sounding really bluesy and then half way into the first song, what’s that I hear, oh boy, kick-ass organ and then a wailing guitar!!! The music stayed that way throughout the rest of the album, a great guitar riff here, a some organ or piano there, throw in some saxophone and harp’ and then a solid bass line and vocals that made it all hang together. And it hung together well through tracks like “Satisfied”, “Surrender to the Blues”, and two of my favorites “Till the Wheels Come Off” and “King of Black Coal”. Who am I kidding, I like them all!! Lisa Mann, who has been hidden away in the Pacific Northwest has earned a spot in my library, right along side musicians like Samantha Fish, JoAnne Shaw Taylor, and Laurie Morvan!!

Really  good bandNow the folks in the Pacific Northwest have known about bassist Lisa and her band mates:  Jeff Knudson (Guitars, Backup Vocals, Co-Production), Michael Ballash (Drums, Backup Vocals and Bunny Wrangler??) and Brian Harris– (Keyboards, Organ and Backup Vocals) for a while now. In 2011, she and her Really Good Band represented the Cascade Blues Association (CBA) at the International Blues Challenge, where they made it to the semi-finals. From her website

.Lisa is a proud inductee into the Cascade Blues Association’s Hall of Fame after winning the Muddy Waters Award for Bass Player of the Year three times in a row. In Nov of 2012, Lisa took home the Muddy for Bass yet again, and to top that off, she took home Female Vocalist of the Year and her “Really Good Band” won Contemporary Blues Act of the Year. Her latest CD, Satisfied, is currently the CBA’s choice for the Best Self-Produced CD competition through the Blues Foundation. Lisa also won the Portland Music Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blues in 2012. Read More

and if all that is not enough!

Lisa’s vocals appear on Canadian blues master Bill Johnson’s Juno Award nominated CD, Still Blue. ( She is also the voice of internationally acclaimed symphonic rock band Cry for Eden. (

Don’t some people just make you green with envy!! I listened to Cry for Eden’s album last night, a different genre and musical style and she nails the vocals on that album. too!! So check out Lisa Mann and her really good band!!! From the Blues Music Magazine Review of Satisfied!!

For the moment, Mann is mostly a Northwest regional secret, but I suspect that brighter days are within range for Mann, as she’s a talent to be reckoned with. With music that deserves to appear on North American radio charts, she should begin to receive an abundance of strong press reviews, and thus be in position to garner fans from coast to coast.

Lisa’s latest album is just as good if not better!! I still heard the same great vocals. the screaming guitar and the ever-present keyboards that always make me happy!! The album is currently #9 on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart.  While all the tracks are great here are a few that caught my attention: the opening and title track “Move On”, “The Blues is My Medicine”, “I’ve Been Used” , “The Blues is Alright” and the closing track “This Bitch”. So check out Lisa and the Really Good Band!!



Oh, the other great thing that Lisa is doing is trying to send some love to Walter Trout to reciprocate for his love for Lisa and her band. Walter is in need of a liver transplant and Lisa will be donating $5.00 from the sale of each CD to Walter’s transplant fund!! Check it out here!!

Back to the music here’s Lisa and the Really Good Band performing “This Bitch”…..


“Into the Night” with thoughts about those “Statesboro Blues”…. music by David Bromberg!

So if nothing else blues songs have staying power! Who would have thought that a song written by a blind blues singer born in 1898 would end up as the 9th rank song on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar songs of All time! Which is exactly what happened to Blind Willie McTell’s song “Statesboro Blues”! The version that made it to the list was the cover from the Allman Brothers! And in 2005, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ranked “Statesboro Blues” number 57 on its list of 100 Songs of the South. McTell recorded and released the song in 1928!! An abbreviated list of the folks wh have covered the song includes: Taj Mahal, David Bromberg, The Devil Makes Three, Brooks Williams, and Ralph McTell, who changed his name on account of liking the song.

What’s really amazing is that many of the other older blues musicians, Blind Willie pasted away in 1959 so he was not among those other older blues musicians like Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, and Lighting Hopkins that were rediscovered in the 60s!! Yet along with Statesboro many other McTell songs have been covered by contemporary artists. Ry Cooder covered McTell’s “Married Man’s a Fool” on his 1973 album, Paradise and Lunch. Jack White of The White Stripes considers McTell an influence, as their 2000 album De Stijl was dedicated to him and featured a cover of his song “Southern Can Is Mine”. The White Stripes also covered McTell’s “Lord, Send Me an Angel”, releasing it as a single in 2000. In 2013 Jack White’s Third Man Records teamed up with Document Records to reissue The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks!!StatesboroBlues


You can read more about the song here at Wikipedia as wells as Blind Willie here

Now the reason that I am writing all of this is that the song popped into my head this morning! The version of the song is the one that through the years I have played the most and that is the one by David Bromberg. So as I go off to work at Target – you all can go “into the night” with “Statesboro Blues” from Mr Bromberg!!



2014 Blues – Norway’s Christina Skjolberg – Come and Get It

Christina SkjolbergSo right now Christina Skjolberg may be one of Norway’s best kept secrets, but after this years Blues Caravan  Tour rolls across Europe and around the world she may not be. Skjolberg is a dynamite blues woman who Ruf Records has signed and released her début album Come and Get It!

The left-handed young female guitar wiz was born and raised on  the island of Smøla outside Kristiansund on the northwest coat of Norway.She has been playing guitar since she was twelve and was inspired by fellow lefty Jimi Hendrix. Night after night Christina would wow them at clubs across Norway, where she caught the eye of Thomas Ruf Records who saw her talent signed her and paved the way to her début release and a spot on his Blues Caravan 2014. Accompanying he on the Caravan are fellow blues artists Albert Castiglia and Laurence Jones, and her band composed of Brynjulf Blix on Hammond B3 organ. Blix has been playing Blues, Jazz and Rock across Norway with various bands for the last 40 years!, and Tore Slåttsveen who plays rhythm guitar and provides background vocals. Like Blix, Tore has played across Norway with various bands like Little Andrew & the Blue Masters, Triple T and The Mojo Workers.

Come and Get ItCome and Get It is a great album, Christina’s guitar is smoking when it needs to be and her vocals are hard-rocking or sultry when the song calls for it. Blix on organ really is an added bonus on several tracks!! All in All the album is a winner and I’m confident that you’ll be hearing a lot more from Ms. Skjolberg in the future!!


Artist Website
Ruf Records

Here’s a performance by Christina on Blues Caravan 2014 at the Musiktheater Dortmund Germany



2014 Blues – Tommy Castro and the Painkillers – The Devil You Know!!

The Devil You KnowSometimes my first impressions suck! See I once said after the première of the TV show Cheers that it was pretty good except I wasn’t sure about the theme song! And I said that I didn’t know how long they could keep up the premise of the TV show Perfect Strangers! How about for eight seasons!! And after the first listen to The Devil You Know, the new release from Tommy Castro and the Painkillers I wasn’t sure if it was that good! Hey, it’s very, very and maybe a few more verys, good! I think that on the first listen, first I didn’t listen that closely, but second it sounded a little different from the Tommy Castro that I’ve been listening to since the mid to late 90s, At his website Tommy explains it to me……


“For the new album I challenged myself to add different sounds and new rhythms to my style while remaining true to my roots. I wrote using ideas for songs and ideas for sounds together in a way I’d never done before,” explains Castro, “using drum rhythms to drive the lyrics.”

Tommy Castro and the PainkillersOf the 13 tracks on the album nine were written or co-written by Castro, Castro is backed on the album by the Painkillers, who he introduced in 2012, composed of bassist Randy McDonald (from the original Tommy Castro Band), keyboardist James Pace and original Painkillers drummer Byron Cage.Castro says this about the Painkillers….

“The Painkillers really get me back to my roots. It feels to me a lot more like it did when I first started playing with my friends as a kid. Bands were always just three or four guys playing for the fun of it,

It was on the second listen that I heard a second voice on one of my favorite tracks “When I Cross the Mississippi” – it was the voice one of my favorites Tab Benoit!! What I missed though were all the others that were added their talents to the album, that list includes: Marcia Ball,The  Holmes Brothers, guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Mark Karan, vocalists Samantha Fish and Tasha Taylor and harmonica player Magic Dick!

Anyway, you mix all this together and you can see why the former B.B. King Entertainer of the Year may just win that title again!!

The last to tracks on the album are “That’s All I Got” and “Greedy”. These two tracks are bonus track on the new album! They were recorded back in 2012 and were released as a 45rpm single.”Greedy” has became one of Castro’s most-requested songs and the video for Greedy has received over 160,000 views on YouTube!!  So let’s adds some more,…..

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Yesteday in Music – Jan 30, 1957 Happy Birthday, Janiva Magness!!

YeJanvia Magnesssterday Janiva Magness celebrated her 57th birthday. If you do not Janiva is a blues superstar. She was named the Blues Foundation’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year in 2009, becoming only the second woman, after Koko Taylor, to be so honored. She was also named the Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year in that same year! She had won that award in both 2006 and 2007. In 2012 she was nominated for that award again. All ototal since 2006, she has had 22 similar nominations! This year she won the 2013 Blues music Award: for Contemporary Artist of the Year again and her song “I won’t Cry” was song of the Year!!

Now I knew that Janiva was a great blues singer Her 2010 release The Devil is an Angel too… is in my music the deveil is an angel toolibrary. what I didn’t know was that this Detroit native lost both her parents to suicide before she reaches her mid-teens and was placed in a series of a dozen foster homes. At seventeen she became pregnant and gave her baby up for adoption. Now she is a national spokesperson for Casey Family Programs, promoting National Foster Care Month and she has reconnected with her daughter! From Wikipedia:

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation entirely focused on foster care. Since 1966, they have worked to provide and improve—and ultimately prevent the need for—foster care in the United States. As advocates for change, they are committed to their 2020 Strategy – an ambitious yet attainable goal to safely reduce the number of children in foster care and improve the lives of those who remain in care.
They state that decades of front-line experience make them exceptionally qualified to identify various improvements in child welfare practices, and help states and counties implement them. The foundation, established by UPS founder Jim Casey, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington Read More

Links: Janiva’a website:

Casey Family Programs:

So let’s wish Janiva a Happy Belated Birthday and thank her for the music and her charity work!! And let’s go “into the night” and off to work at Target with a live performance of :”The Devil is an Angel too….”


Lunchtime Music from Two Blues Favorites – Vincent Hayes and Tinsley Ellis

The Grind


So let’s make this a Blues Thursday, we’re almost to the weekend, even though that means that I have to work Friday and Saturday nights, I do have off on Sunday for the NFL Conference finals!!  I don’t have much time to write now so I’ll just give you a taste of what I’m going to listen to this afternoon! First up will be the new release from Vincent Hayes The Grind. Hayes is an award-winning blues man from Michigan. I really liked his earlier release the Reclamation. So I’m looking forward to The Grind.

Here’s Vincent performing an original song “I’ve Got A Right To Change My Mind” from his Blues Music Award nominated and multiple Jammie Award winning début CD, Reclamation!

The second album will be from a long-time favorite Tinsley Ellis. I’ve been waiting for album, Midnight Blue which has climbed the Roots Music Reports Blues Chart over the last few weeks! The week it’s at No 17!

Midnight BlueHere’s a track from the album – “Harder to Find”

Anyone care to tell me what they think or like better??


2013 Blues Guitar from Jeff Jensen – road worn and ragged!!

So yesterday as I was exploring and writing about the Blues Music Award Nominees for Blues Rock Album of the year one of the albums  on the sidebar of the website, caught my attention.because I thought it was very tastefully done….. roadragged and worn So I went over to Spotify and found the album,road worn and Jeff Jensen, When I looked at the track list, I saw that Brandon Santini and Victor Wainwright played on several of the tracks, now, not only are those two favorites of mine, but they are nominated for 2013 Blues Music Awards! Brandon is nominated for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for his album  This Time Another Year (which wrote about briefly back in March) and as harmonica player of the year! While Victor Wainwright is nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player award! Now Victor I found about a year earlier in July of 2012 and several of his albums are now in my library!! Anyway all of this made it a no brainer that I was going to listen to the album and when I did I was not disappointed in the least! This is one really,really fine album!! On his biography page of his website the title reads JEFF JENSEN – PRODUCER, COMPOSER, BLUES GUITARIST and I do believe that he excels at all three jobs!! While Jeff has been playing guitar since the age of 11 and had his first gigs at the age of 19 and then fronted a blues band that played throughout Southern California, it wasn’t until after he returned from the International Blues Challenge in 2004 a member of the Blues Foundation the he was driven to form his own band. Since then the Jeff Jensen Band has released two albums “Self-Titled” and I’m Coming Home  both of the albums have been well received and made it on to the Roots Music Report Charts and the Lining Blues Charts!  The band also performed at the International Blues Challenge in 2005, 2006, and 2007! In 2011 he moved to Memphis and has spent the last two years as Brandon Santini’s guitarist and music director and together they have recorded three albums!!Man, I’m tired of just reading about all that work that has lead up to his latest release road worn and ragged, so I guess that the title of the album is very fitting!! So check it out Here’s what some folks are saying about the album: “(Road Worn and Ragged) is certainly one of the blues highlights of 2013” — Ben Bonin (No Depression) “Road Worn and Ragged enhances the listener with raw connections to a spectacular variety of blues styles on this recording. Extreme creative talents flow with diversity in vocals, lyrics and fresh instrumentation. ” — Mississippi Blues Club “Jensen delivers fluid leads and solos that meld into the rhythms and soars with melodic intent.” — Dave Ruthenbuerg (Living Blues) Read More here So let’s go “into the night hours” with Jeff performing “Raggedy Ann” from the album!!