The Memphis Blues Box is a 500+-song box set recently issued by Bear Family Records in Germany. We’ll include a set of “old friends” songs that are now in the box, but have been known for a long time to Blues Show listeners from previous reissues. Throughout the show, we’ll also play some songs that connect with the Martin Luther King Day holiday, the movement for racial equality and the hope for world peace.
Philadelphia area blues musicians John Colgan-Davis and Johnny Never are off to Memphis this week to compete in the International Blues Challenge. You can find out more, and help them cover the costs of their trip to Memphis here.
In other artist news, young bluesman Nat Myers joined Raina Douris on World Cafe. Check out their interview HERE.