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logo_bluesmobileWho loves the blues more deeply, more enduringly, more outwardly than Elwood Blues — a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd?  Mr. Aykroyd has been “on a mission from God” to spread the word about his favorite records for many a decade… most recently with his award-winning BluesMobile Radio Hour.

Each week, Aykroyd picks his favorite song — his Blues Breaker of the week — and shines a bright light on it; this week, his spotlight is squarely on The Claudettes and their killer cut “Tide Pool” from their Yellow Dog Records debut Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED! .

Read what Mr. Aykroyd had to say about the band (and their too-bizarre-not-to-be-true back story) right here and listen to his introduction and the track itself right in the player below.  Thanks for the shout-out, Elwood!

Elwood's BluesmobileCassie Taylor was recently featured on the nationally syndicated radio show Elwood’s Bluesmobile.  The hour-long show mixed cuts from Cassie’s new album, Out of My Mind, with interview clips.  Listen to Elwood Blues and Cassie discuss how she got started in music, her musical influences from Moby to Sharon Jones, and making an album — her own way.



logo_bluesmobileThe Soul of John Black’s version of “Santa Claus Needs Some Lovin‘” will be featured on this weekend’s Christmas edition of the nationally syndicated Elwood’s Bluesmobile.  Visit TheBluesmobile.com to find stations and broadcast times near you.

And for some extra soulful holiday spirit, check out the other songs from JB’s festive EP, The Soul of Christmas !

Elwood's BluesmobileThe Soul of John Black’s “Lemonade” is the featured “Blues Breaker” track on the nationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour this weekend.  Elwood Blues introduces the song as the music staff’s favorite new song of the week, noting that “nothing says summer more than lemonade”.  Visit TheBluesmobile.com to find stations and broadcast times near you.

The Soul of John Black’s “Strawberry Lady” is the featured “Blues Breaker” track on the nationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour this weekend.  As the music staff’s favorite new song of the week, the song will be intro’ed by Elwood Blues.  Visit TheBluesmobile.com to find stations and broadcast times near you.

“Mississippi Flatland Blues”, the opening track from Eden Brent‘s new album Mississippi Number One, has been nominated as one of five finalists for “Blues Song of the Year” in the 2008 Independent Music Awards. The general public is invited to vote for their choice of best song in the IMA’s “Vox Populi” award — visit this link to check out the song and vote!

In other news:

  • “Mississippi Flatland Blues” will also be featured as “Blues Breaker” song of the week on the nationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour over the weekend of December 13-14 – check out station listing and air times at http://www.thebluesmobile.com. Eden recently returned from a tour of the West Coast where visited the House of Blues Radio Hour studios in San Francisco and was interviewed by Elwood Blues – we’re told that the interview might air on the Radio Hour in February – we’ll keep you posted!
  • Eden will be profiled in a feature article “New Women of the Blues” in the upcoming (Feb/Mar 2009) issue of Blues Revue magazine. The issue mails to subscribers in mid-Dec so keep an eye out for your copy!

Blues DJs and radio audiences are digging Fiona BoyesLucky 13 , which has hit the top ten of the Living Blues Radio Chart for the third straight month, checking in at #10 for the 11/1 chart! Previously, it hit #5 on the 10/1 chart and #7 on the 9/1 chart. Fred Hawley at KMXT writes, “The Fiona Boyes release is one of the year’s best. It will be #1 on my Living Blues airplay list…”

The album is also going strong on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville channel, hitting #3 on the “Picks to Click” list, and the song “Big, Bigger, Biggest” was featured as “Blues Breaker of the Week” on the nationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour. Host Elwood Blues praised the album, saying “This is great stuff… the lady plays a wicked guitar.”

Update 11/18/06: “Lucky 13″ just hit #1 on XM’s Bluesville channel! Congrats to Fiona and thanks to all the listeners who have been requesting tracks from the album!