Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist
 Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Tonight we wrap up promotions for the upcoming Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden S.C., which kicks off this Wednesday with a talk by Doug Peach at the Fine Arts Center.

Thursday is the opening event with Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins.

Friday and Saturday are chock full of great artists you need to know and hear... check out a full listing at the fineartscenter.org Web site.

We'll finish the last of three interviews with Gary Erwin, talent procurer, giving us tips on what to look for in each performer.

Then we'll celebrate Drink Small's anniversary of marriage to the lovely Drina with some songs he wrote for his wife.

And we'll finish up with our tribute to the artist of the month for September, Lightnin' Hopkins. Next month, look for some John Lee Hooker on the "box"..

Contemporary artists - and a fine lot of them - will round out our show.


Follow the link to stream www.wusc.sc.edu


Drink Small - A Woman is the Sweetest Thing God Ever Made b/w A Good Woman is Hard to Find
Canned Heat - Rollin' and Tumblin'
Skippy Henry - Canned Heat Blues
Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues
Tommy Johnson - Alcohol and Canned Heat Blues
Gary Erwin - Interview CDHBF #18
New Legacy Duo - Mr. Ditty Wah Ditty b/w Chickens
Franc Robert - Beale Street Memories b/w Your Cryin' Eyes
Robert Lighthouse - All Your Love b/w African Blues
John Hartness - Key to the Highway
The Hollerers - Feeding the Black Dog

Lightnin' Hopkins cuts: TBA

Contemporary artist cuts will be chosen from:
NOTE: Stars indicate how many times a song has played on Blues Moon Radio; 
we only put on songs we thing are top notch! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blues Moon Radio playlist for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 - Carolina Downhome Blues Festival lineup and more

Blues Moon Radio playlist
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival lineup and more

Tonight's show will showcase a number of events upcoming in the area - and I've packed far too many songs to fit in the time alloted, but we'll do our best to get all the songs and relevant information in - we can have an end of the month closeout on the songs that didn't fit toward the end of the month (next week?):

Here's what I'll be picking from - so please tune in to hear the music and educational info and concert promos... 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (same as NYC) each Tuesday on WUSC.sc.edu - click listen/stream when you get to the Web site - or tune in like the terrestrials do... at 90.5 FM or HD-1 Columbia (South Carolina/USA).

Main menu for this evening's Blues Moon Radio show:

Tonight's menu of options also includes:

Lightnin’ Hopkins – artist of the month – cuts to be announced.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for Tuesday, Sept. 16 - and promo of Carolina Downhome Blues Fest w/ Gary Erwin

Blues Moon Radio Playlist
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Carolina Downhome Blues Fest w/ promoter Gary Erwin

We've got a full show for you this evening - Blues Moon Radio from 6-8 p.m. will feature some great stuff...

Our tribute to Lightnin Hopkins will continue with a few cuts and some history... you'll have to tune in live for that update...

And we will play some songs bidding goodbye to summer and welcome to fall.

Then the first of three interviews with our Lowcountry guest, Gary Erwin, who is the talent procurer for the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival (www.fineartscenter.org). He'll give us a little background on some of the artists you can enjoy Oct. 2-4 (Th-Sat) in historic Camden, S.C.

Here are the plans for tonight's show (we do reserve the right to change based on time or pure whimsy).

Tonight's birthday artists will add a nice touch to the mix - B.B. King tops the list of birthday commemorations and we'll end the show with two cuts from our artist of the year, Drink Small!

It's a very full show... and you don't want to miss a minute of it... tune in and have some fun...
RockyDawg (Blues Defender) and I will see you at 6 p.m. sharp at 90.5 FM and HD1 Columbia or stream it at www.wusc.sc.edu - click the links to listen and stream.

Thanks from your Blues Muse,
Clair DeLune

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lightnin' Sam Hopkins

Blues Moon Radio Playlist
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tonight's show is intended to play some old and some new, and give thanks and love to those who were a part of the CrossPollination concert fundraiser Sunday night at Le Cafe Jazz in Columbia SC.

We'll celebrate our Artist of the Month, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Artist of the Year... Drink Small, the Blues Doctor. Lightnin's cuts will be announced during the show. We'll also commemorate fellow Texan, Algernon "Texas" Alexander as well as Coy "Hot Shot" Love, who were both born on this day.

We'll kick off the show with a little thank you from a singer with one of the best names in show biz, Zilla Mayes:

Birthday commemorations

We hope you will tune in each and every week to Blues Moon Radio. Tuesday is Bluesday - 6-8 p.m. on 90.5 FM and HD1Columbia - stream at www.wusc.sc.edu then click LISTEN.
Stay Blues,
Clair DeLune

Blues Moon Radio and the Southern Roots Music Foundation and Cross Pollination concert

This is a placeholder for SRMF's CrossPollination concert and fundraiser for Drink Small. Sites on FB have info now... will be xfer'g that here when time allows.

Cannot put this on hold though without first thanking all who made such a positive difference in this effort. It was amazing!

Retro Post for August 2014 - TBA

Things went a little off the rails in August and there was no extra second to keep up the Blues Moon Radio playlists and blog ... if I ever have time, I'd like to go back and do a retro post for historical accuracy... this is a placeholder in case I catch up enough from the overflow to achieve that goal... fingers crossed!

Sometimes, just lowering your expectations can decrease stress levels enough to allow more to happen than if you put pressure on yourself. Maybe that will facilitate the completion of the posts for this month of amazing production despite many obstacles - some planned, some out of the Blue(s).

Y'all practice good self-care out there, too. Figure out what works for you and what can manage to go undone without harm to you, your loved ones or the universe. Do what works best for you. One strategy that helps me is to start from where you are. Get that under control, then go back and try to add in what you might have missed. Having to start from behind the starting gate is a no-win prospect.

clair delune -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blues Moon Radio playlist for July 29, 2014 - Interview with author of Drink Small's biography

Blues Moon Radio playlist for July 29, 2014 - Interview with author of Drink Small's biography

Tonight we will feature an interview with Gail Wilson Giarrantano, the author of Drink Small's upcoming biography.

It is also the final week of our tribute to our Artist of the Month, Mac Arnold. We thank him for all the time he spent with us for that fine interview we featured the first week of July.

August will be a month of re-grouping and preparation for the new academic year. We will not be on the air next week, and possibly the week after, but plan to kick off the semester full-tilt-boogie on August 19th.

Tonight's show features the following planned selections, then some new music at the end of the two-hour block.