It’s Monday again here in The Mermaid Lounge and I’m pleased that I’m off from retail servitude so that I get to listen to what we’ve got lined up for you today. We call it the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sandwich.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt: The Stone Poneys & The Early Years
A collection of great early Ronstadt work with the Stone Poneys and from her early albums like Silk Purse and Hand Sown, Home Grown. All the music that’s fit to hear before she blew the doors off the music world with Heart Like A Wheel.
3:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Vic Theatre, Chicago, April 19, 2003
One of my all-time favorite Heartbreaker performances here from a great venue. I could go off here and extol the virtues of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and what they contributed to music, but I don’t need to do that. All you need to do is LISTEN.
7:00 p.m. Eva Cassidy Recorded Live at Blues Alley, Georgetown, January 2-3, 1996
When I mention Eva Cassidy to people, they look at me perplexed. Many haven’t heard of her, and that’s because she was just coming into her own when she died of cancer at the age of 33. For those of you who don’t know Eva Cassidy and her music, she was a singer, guitarist and pianist who used her beautiful soprano voice to interpret jazz, folk, country and blues songs.
Great day to tune us in. We’ve got a great collection of programming today. And before, in between and after we’ve got all that wide Open Stream that runs 24/7. For free. No strings.