Good Morning, Kids! Well, after two solid days of nothing but rain the sun shines brightly outside The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got some great music on tap for today also!
Here’s Thursday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California, February 15, 1972
One of the world’s greatest performers at one of the world’s most vaunted venues right here. I’ve seen Bonnie Raitt in several small venues in Boston in my lifetime. There’s nothing like that experience.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Nothing But A Breeze by Jesse Winchester
Our second to last airing of this fine album. Our final will be on Saturday. Catch it while you can, folks! Jesse Winchester is one of the most underappreciated singer-songwriters of his generation.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison
We haven’t heard this particular playlist in a while, so it’s a great time to break it out. I’ll say it again, Van Morrison is an insufferable cad. Don’t believe a word that comes from his mouth when he tells you he’s fighting for your freedom when he wants to pack in the tour venues during COVID-19. What he wants to do is line his pocket. I’ve also seen Van several times and he’s not exactly the nicest guy on stage either. But his music? One of the very best here.
Tune us in, folks. We are most definitely not-for-profit, and that is tough to find on the regular airwaves these days. Earlier this week, I drove in a U-Haul truck to move my daughter back to Boston. All they had was regular radio. I opted for silence instead.