Killer Tunes Episode 29: 06-18-16

At long last! it’s episode 29 of Killer Tunes. This week we get horny! Tunage from Levon Helm, James Brown, Jon Cleary, The Hupman Bros. Band, Duff Dorrough, Bob Marley and more. Whether you’r listening by clicking below or over at 95.7 FM The Wolf, we thank you for tuning in! Enjoy.

Killer Tunes 06-18-16 MP3

 

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Ten Years After

Ten years. That’s a long time. When i was a kid time crawled by. I remember my Dad saying that when I got older i’ll wish time didn’t go by so quickly. He was right. Ten years ago seems like yesterday. Ten years ago, so much was different. I was 30. My Dad was alive. One of my best friend’s, Randy Cable, was still alive; although our band, Naked Days, had gone on hiatus due to his battle with cancer. As a result of the hiatus, I had started doing solo blues shows. My attempt at emulating my hero, the great Morgan Davis.

2005 post show, with Alvin Hart

At some point early in 2005 I got wind that Alvin Youngblood Hart would be performing at the James Joyce Pub (was that it’s name back then?) for the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival mid winter show. I was very excited. I had discovered Alvin’s music in the late 90’s when I worked at a CD store in Kelowna. I loved that he played the delta/trad blues so well but also rocked right out whenever he felt like it. I still love that about him. I’m not sure how it happened but after I got wind of the gig, I made an effort to secure the opening slot. Somehow, I tricked Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival agreeing. I recall the show well. I Even recall many of the tunes i played. I was awful back then. So green. I could barely sing! After my set and before Alvin came on, i met a woman named Mary-Anne Pollack. Mary-Anne told me about something called the Galaxie Rising star contest that Harvest held each year. She encouraged me to enter. So I did just that. I also entered the Galaxie contest at the Saint John blues festival (i don’t recall the name of the festival then).