Two For the Blues celebrates Chinese New Year 2019, The Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year is February 5-19. We have had a tradition of marking this holiday with a blues show featuring music about the animal of the year. You will hear 2 hours of music about pigs including “I’m a Hog For […]
We will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster for Chinese New Year this Saturday, January 21 from 8-10 PM on Two For the Blues a week early with 2 hours of blues music about chickens as it will be the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese Calendar January 28th. The Chinese calendar assigns […]
John Brim was born in Hopkinsville, KY in 1922 and moved to Chicago in 1947. He first recorded for the Detroit label Fortune in 1950 playing the guitar with his wife Grace on harmonica and taking on the vocals. Big Maceo Merriweather backed them on piano, but due to his stroke only did the left […]
Houston bluesman Texas Johnny Brown died July 1, 2013 at age 85. He was born John Riley Brown in Choctaw County, Missisippi on February 22, 1928. He began in the music business as a member of the Aladdin Chickenshackers and made his first recordings for the Aladdin label backing Amos Milburn as a member of […]
I interviewed Bo Diddley in 2006 prior to a concert appearance here in Madison. He had a lot to say about his career and the music industry. Not all of it good. Click on the title above to hear the interview.