Good Morning, Bluesianans (is that a word or did I make that up?)! We are not only in the midst of Mardi Gras, but it’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Luckily, we don’t have to compromise!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2012)
I only got to visit the NOLA festival once, while I was on business in New Orleans in a previous life. I didn’t get to see Tom Petty, but what could be better than our House Band playing at such a legendary festival? Don’t worry. We’ll be playing a lot of traditional Louisiana music throughout the week at various times. This is a short concert set by Petty standards, but the participants are allotted a certain amount of time. There are plenty of participants over lifetime of the festival. Enjoy this one.
3:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1: Various Artists
Yes, there’s also a Part 2, which we will get to later in the week. You’ll be hearing artists like Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Clarence Frogman Henry, and Boozoo Davis.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush
The only entry today that has absolutely nothing to do with Louisiana, Fat Tuesday, or the blues. But nevertheless, Tom Rush owns our Album of The Week and here it is for you!
Tune us in. This is just the beginning of our ode to New Orleans. We’ll be running great music all week long in celebration of Mardi Gras. Yes, the parades have been cancelled due to COVID. But the people of New Orleans are turning their homes into floats! We hope to be showing you some photos on the blog during the week. You’ve got to love that party attitude.
Good Monday Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great line-up today with another Mudcruch Monday, then we toss in a great soul music playlist and Gram Parsons in the early evening.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness! The Complete Collection.
We’ve got just over two hours of great Mudcrutch music for you today. Not only do we have the absolute best live version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, but the original version of Don’t Do Me Like That. Yes, it was originally a Mudcrutch song.
3:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound
One of the first playlists we ever put together when we started this station back in 2017. You’ll hear The Four Tops, Mary Wells, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Edwin Starr, Etta James, and may more!
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Gram Parsons
Gram Parsons didn’t live long enough to reach stardom, but he would certainly have gotten there. As a solo artist, a member of the Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parson left us a huge musical legacy in a very short time.
What better way to spend a Monday than with great music? If you’re working at home in the time of COVID, pull yourself up a tab and tune us in. No credit card. No membership. No personal information required.