(Yes we did publish the podcast 3 days early, that's b4ecause Andy is going on vacation and would rather get the podcast out earlier than later. Hope you guys don't mind.)
On this episode of Blues Dance World, Katie kicks it off for our Monthly Blues Jam with modern artist Joe Bonamassa. Joe started learning the guitar at a young age and even opened for B.B. King when he was 12 years old. He advocates for music education and started the "Keeping the Blues Alive" foundation, funding programs...
BluesSHOUT! 2017 Top 10 GIFable Moments, guess its tradition now.
#10 The Two Shoe Appreciation
#9 The Tim Freak Out
#8 Slipped it in
#7 So Sexy
#6 Blues Demon
#5 Glass Kiss
#4 Bang, Bang, Bang
#3 Korean Rattle
#1 Three, Two, One, Hug
This month, Blues Dance World takes a deep dive into four influential songs that we believe really shaped the modern blues dance scene. We'll be having an extended Monthly Blues Jam this time around, with each of our hosts focusing on an individual song. Join Clyde Wright, Katie Belsky, Aaron Brown, and Andy Lee, along with our special guest Meghan Mehta, as they talk up a storm and cruise their way through...
On this episode of Blues Dance World, we're going live in Nashville at Mo Better Blues!
Katie celebrates Nashville's "Queen of the Blues" Marion James for our Monthly Blues Jam. Marion James worked hard to help out fellow musicians and keep Blues alive and kicking. The song this month is "That My Man".
Our main topic this month is "Romanticism, History, and the Search for Authenticity" where we pose a lot of questions...
On this episode of Blues Dance World, Katie kicks us off covering Esther Phillips for our Monthly Blues Jam. Esther battled with addiction for years, but recorded tons of music throughout her career. The song this month is "Please Send Me Someone to Love" from the album "Burnin' (Live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper Club, L.A.)"
As the spring season of events gets underway our main topic prepares dancers how to "do" a...
In this month's Blues Jam segment, Katie will be covering the origins of Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago."
After that, Clyde talks about his experience at Snowbound Blues, but kinda forgets who placed for finals in doing so :P
In our main topic we talk to Sara Cherny, the head director of BluesSHOUT!, and discuss how...
"We wanted to give you a WARNING ahead of this podcast that it is less about dance and bit more about our reactions to the world we're living in post elections. There's some harsh language that comes up a little later in the podcast, and a lot of discussions about the racial and sexual aggressions we've been and are dealing with after the elections. So if it doesn't sound like your cup of tea, definitely feel free to skip this one;...
We have Damon Stone joining us as a guest for November's BDW Podcast.
During our monthly Blues Jam segment, we'll be covering Screamin Jay Hawkins, and we'll get to hear his famous blues song, "I put a Spell on You."
Screamin Jay Hawkins rising out of a coffin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5MR_e7HRIM
Live performance of "I Put a Spell on You": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGPhpvqtOc
Constipation Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic3g8Xnf7LI
Willie Dixon is the subject of our Monthly Blues Jam for October. Katie goes over Willie's involvement with several other blues artists, and then we get to listen to one of his more interesting songs, "Nervous."
Reference Site: List of songs written by Willie Dixon
Then we briefly discuss Aaron's recent move to Chicago before Katie, Aaron, and Clyde tell us about their experience at North Star Blues.
In our main...
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