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Corey Stevens – Myth Live and Blue Drops of Rain

Myth Live 1So I started Wednesday thinking about the blues musician I was going to listen to and chose Corey Stevens.

A couple of weeks ago I had downloaded Corey Stevens  new live CD called Myth Live. which i a two disc CD/DVD of a concert at a new state of the art venue the Myth in Maplewood Minnesota. The album is a good mix of some of the tracks from his early albums Blue Drops of Rain and The Road to Zen both of which are in my music library . Stevens plays both of the title tracks from these albums.  Both of the tracks have always been two of my favorites.

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Blues Wednesday – Walter Trout

So last night I was browsing through a list of new folk releases on Dirty Linen Magazine and one title jumped out  Crawlin’ – by Marc Benno and the Nightcrawlers featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan. Well, some of you oldsters may remember a duo called Asylum Choir, who put out a couple of albums in the 70’s. The duo was Marc Benno and Leon Russell. I haven’t listened to that album in forever, but will listen tonight  and report back. Anyway, I went to emusic.com ( a site I dearly love) and found the Marc Benno album and downloaded five tracks and listened this morning, pretty good and I will report with my comments on Asylum Choir.

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A Night of Blues leads to a baker’s dozen playlist with Marc Benno, Sonny Terry and Walter Trout

crawlin2So last night I was browsing through a list of new folk releases on Dirty Linen Magazine and one title jumped out  Crawlin’ – by Marc Benno and the Nightcrawlers featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan. Well, some of you oldsters may remember a duo called Asylum Choir, who put out a couple of albums in the 70’s. The duo was Marc Benno and Leon Russell. I haven’t listened to that album in forever, but will listen tonight  and report back. Anyway, I went to emusic.com ( a site I dearly love) and found the Marc Benno album and downloaded five tracks and listened this morning, pretty good and I will report with my comments on Asylum Choir.

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American Troubadours

Do you know who this is?

Ok so the other night I was reading through a book I picked up awhile ago called American Troubadours. It’s a good book with short biographies of nine folkies from the Greenwich Village scene. My questions is how many have any of you heard of?  Based on the results, I will know who I need to introduce you to! I can hear the collective, oh joys now!

Answer: David Ackles