Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Blues Moon Radio hosts live Afri-centric band on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Blues Moon Radio show
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Blues Moon Radio is pleased to host a live Africentric band tonight live on the air.

"Othello's Delight"
Kendra Ford- vocalist
THE Dubber- lead guitar/vocals
Wallace Jefferson-bass guitar/vocals
Don Laurin- drums/percussion/vocals

Their music is all original and runs the Afro-Diasporic spectrum-with strong Blues roots. They incorporate elements of Samba/Bossa Negra, Yoruba Chant, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afro-Cuban, Reggae and Afrobeat.

This live performance invitation came about when parts of the band played at the recent Rosewood Arts Festival, where I was thrilled to meet and talk with two talented artists who feature African instruments in their modern adaptations of roots music.

Their appearance promises to be a treat for our listeners, who have a unique opportunity to hear a modern bridge between African music and Blues - we are also so fortunate to be on WUSC-FM, a radio station that recognizes and celebrates roots music, and has the programming acumen to pair Bob Brinkmeyer's "The Source - the best in African Music" (4-6 p.m. Tuesdays) with Blues Moon Radio (6-8 p.m. Tuesdays for over 25 years).

The band members will chat a bit with your host, Clair DeLune, and play live on air (target time 6:30-7 p.m.).

But first, the show will kick off at 6 p.m. with a farewell to October's frightfulness via Rod Piazza's "Frankenbop," and we'll give our audience a chance to hear from artists playing on this Saturday's free Pecan Festival Blues stage musicians... featuring Laurence Luckyman Beall (pronounced Bell), Shrimp City Slim, Freddie Vanderford & Brandon Turner, the Blues Buckets and more. This free show in Florence, South Carolina is yet another fine cultural offering from tireless festival producer, Gary Erwin.

Next, we'll have fun exploring a mix of the old and new in Blues. By 8 p.m. you can be in your footie pajamas or getting all dressed up to go out on the town... up to you!

Here is the playlist we'll be selecting from:

Don't forget! "South Carolina Blues" is not just for SC music history fans... and it makes a great stocking stuffer!  Click the link to purchase, or visit a Barnes & Noble store in person ... or any one of the vendors who sell it (lists at the book page on FB): @South Carolina Blues.

For a signed copy, you may purchase directly. We welcome you to contact the author via e-mail at bluesmoonradio at gmail dot com.

Happy November!
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg, Blues Defender

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