Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Jam-packed w/local, national and Native American goodies! 11/1/16 Blues Moon Radio show

Welcome to Blues Moon Radio!

Lots and lots going on this week and in the coming season... so, let's get started!

We are slated to kick the show off tonight with a live interview with a representative of USC's Anthropology Department to tell everyone about their Navajo Poetry panel and linguistics event on Friday. Nov. 4 at McKissick Museum at the head of the Historic Horseshoe at Carolina.
To set the mood, we'll feature some Roots music by Native Americans - Lakota John and Kin, who are from the recently flooded area of Lumberton in North Carolina and are in our thoughts and prayers.

We have three local links to talk about and play:

Elliott and the Untouchables have given Blues Moon Radio the honor of debuting their as-yet-unreleased CD... and we're on the trail with "Bloodhound." Check out their CD release party on Nov. 15th in Irmo - more info at the band's page on Facebook.

Blues deLux Duo, featuring John Hartness and DJ May (aka "Deej"), are debuting their new EP, "Things to Come" with a number called "Front Porch Blues," something that we Southerner's know is one of the best ways to spend some quality time. They have also generously offered to include their EP/CD in our prize packs for our WUSC-FUNdraiser! Thanks, guys!

Our other "local" play tonight is from former Columbia residents, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, who have been interviewed on Blues Moon Radio before (as well as on WUSC's much-missed show, Red Bank Bar and Grill, featuring my great friend and your host, Uncle Gram). SLG has a famous name, and the talent did not skip a generation... she is the daughter of Arlo and granddaughter of Woody.

The couple will return to Columbia on December 10th for the first show of the recently revived UU Coffeehouse series, which will be hosted at the UU, but is now transitioning to the Blue Moon Concert series. We, here at Blues Moon, were honored to have had our work be the inspiration for the name and the fine music that will emanate throughout the Midlands. Please give this fledgling concert series your full support - it is literally a musical phoenix rising from what will always be known as a great 23-year run for the UU Coffeehouse series - hats off to that group for their amazing contributions through the decades and best of fortune to Steve Fisher for taking the concept to the next level, with Blue Moon Concerts.

Next, we have a series of Blues songs - because that is what we do here at Blues Moon Radio. We play Blues and Roots.

We want to thank all who have given to the crowdfunding page for WUSC's fundraiser so far. We have a couple more weeks to pull in the amount we need to meet our coming year's budget and we are only at the halfway point. Thanks to those who have donated, and may we ask that everyone put in a little bit to help push us to the level needed to operate? We must raise a small percentage ourselves outside of the University support - and we rely on our listeners to do so - thank you again for your help! Click on www.wusc.sc.edu/donate - then be sure to designate your favorite show (Blues Moon Radio would love to have you in our corner, but please choose any show you love on WUSC) so we get points toward keeping our slots in future semesters.

Besides a few copies of Blues deLux's wonderful CD, I have several thank you gifts for those who contribute most generously:

An 11x17" art poster of "A Carolina Bluesman," from an original painting by Columbia artist, Barbara Howell. Your print will come without the copyright marks, of course!

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" by your host, Clair DeLune.

Of course, copies of the book are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!
Long set of posts, and thanks for listening - here is the playlist for tonight that will start after our Native American poetry interview...
I cannot WAIT!
See you on the air - wusc.sc.edu - then click LISTEN

Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
Blues Moon Concerts
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

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