PDXBluescast – Show #32

Hi there…well, I’m back from vacation, but I brought a cold home with me. I think you can kinda hear it in my voice, but just try to pay attention to the music. I should be all better by next week. And it’s great music this time out! A few tastes of Jimi Bott and friends, Alice Stuart, the Eagle Ridin’ Papas and James Clem.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Your Eyes (Give You Away) Jimi Bott Bott & Paid For! (2006) 4:12
Hard Time Killin' Floor Alice Stuart & The Formerlys Live At The Triple Door (2006) 8:11
Downtown Blues Eagle Ridin' Papas Eagle Ridin' Papas (year?) 15:22
Traveling Riverside Blues James Clem The Black Cat Bone Demos II (2006) [unreleased] 18:29
I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy Jimi Bott with the Fabulous Thunderbirds Cheap Thrills (2005) 25:37
(Oh Baby) You Don't Have To Go Jimi Bott Bott & Paid For! (2006) 29:37

    41 minutes     |     37.5 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #31

This week we’ve got a double-twofer: two tunes from drummer/vocalist Boyd Small, and another two from fiery guitarist/singer Steve Bradley. Sandwiched in between are acoustic performances from Walker T. Ryan and Mary Flower. Great stuff!

Want to contact me? If so, you can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Burnside Bum Boyd Small This Time No Lies (1998) 2:27
This Time No Lies Boyd Small This Time No Lies (1998) 8:20
Katie Mae Walker T. Ryan 13 (2005) 12:59
Mystery Train Mary Flower Rosewood & Steel (1996) 16:41
Take Me Down Steve Bradley Words, Wires & Whang (1998) [contact Steve here to order] 24:19
Shut Up And Dance Steve Bradley Words, Wires & Whang (1998) 27:16

    33.5 minutes     |     31 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #30

Hi again! This week we’ve got another interview from the Waterfront Blues Festival in July, this time with Hammond B-3 master Louis Pain of King Louie & Baby James. We’ll hear live tracks from Louis’ band, from the NW Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra, and from Alice Stuart’s recently-released live CD. The Strange Tones close out the show with a lively tune off their debut CD.

Hey, drop me a line! To get in touch, you can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Statesboro Blues Alice Stuart & The Formerlys Live at the Triple Door (2006) 2:48
Louis Pain Interview Louis Pain 12:44
Sister Sanctified Louis Pain Live At The Waterfront Blues Festival (2005) 19:19
Mess Around NW Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra [Unreleased - but buy their new CD!] 27:24
Wigglin' Fool The Strange Tones Stink Bomb! (2003) 32:50

    40 minutes     |     37 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #29

Hey, it’s great to be back, and to celebrate we have some cool new music from Joe McMurrian, an interview with Steve Cheseborough at the Waterfront Blues Festival plus one of his tunes, a vintage tune from Monti Amundson and the Blubinos, and a REALLY vintage cut (and a surprise!) from Pete Karnes.

Two things: First, a heartfelt Thank You to everybody who took the time to express their sympathies over my dad’s passing. It was a very thoughtful and humbling gesture, and it meant a lot to me during a tough time. Second, if you want to check out the very interesting review of this podcast over on the Blues In London site, just click here. Let me know what you think!

If you want to contact me, you can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Broken Window Blues Joe McMurrian Rain Of Days (2006) 7:35
Steve Cheseborough Interview Steve Cheseborough 11:41
Old Devil Steve Cheseborough Ham Hocks & Gravy (2003) 24:11
Four In The Morning Monti Amundson & The Blubinos Man On The Floor (1997) 30:00
Walkin' Blues Pete Karnes Blooz Band Shot And A Back (1977) 38:31

    47.5 minutes     |     43.5 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #28 – Blues Festival Preview!

It’s our Waterfront Blues Festival preview! To help you get stoked up for the biggest blues festival this side of the Mississippi, here are tunes from a few of the local artists who will be performing on the waterfront this weekend. We’ve got a bunch of great local talent in this show — head on down to the festival if you wanna hear more.

Don’t forget to drop me a line if the spirit moves you. You can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Poor Black Mattie Hillstomp The Woman That Ended The World (2005) 3:42
Real Bad Case Of The Blues Robbie Laws Deep Ellum Blues (2004) 6:31
Screamin' And Hollerin' Steve Cheseborough Outstanding Blues (1997) 11:15
Lonesome Day Blues Lauren Sheehan Two Wings (2005) 14:28
Cryin' Won't Help You In Yo' Face, featuring Curtis Salgado and Lloyd Jones Live At The Jolly Roger Roadhouse (1985) 19:53
Wonderin' D.K. Stewart with the DK-4 In The House (2004) 25:16

    33 minutes     |     30.4 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #27

Okay, this one will be a bit shorter than last week’s gabfest with my brother Steve. For this show we focus on two very talented local artists: Albert Reda and Monti “Big Monti” Amundson. You’ll hear some very tasty tunes from each of their self-produced CDs.

Can you believe it? The Waterfront Blues Festival is just ONE WEEK AWAY! I’m beside myself with anticipation. Go here to check out the lineup for this 5-day blues extravaganza — the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi! I’m hopeful that I can do something for the show while I’m there, like artist interviews and maybe some performance snippets, but I’ll keep you posted as my plans solidify.

And hey, if you wanna get your bluesfest started a day early, come on out to Beale Street NW this Thursday night, 6/29 for a night of music to benefit Bob Hodges, owner of Beale Street NW. Kinzel & Hyde will be among the artists performing that night, and they’ve invited me to sit in with them on keyboards! C’mon down and see your favorite bluescaster in action. If nothing else, you know that Stu and LynnAnn will be sounding good!

Get in touch, okay? It’s been too long! You can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Dyin' Blues Albert Reda Complicated Life (2001) [not currently available in stores - but click here to send Albert e-mail and request a copy!] 6:06
Down In The Bottoms Albert Reda Complicated Life (2001) 8:47
Go On Living Blues Monti Amundson Big Monti (2005) 16:08
Red Hot Wire Monti Amundson Big Monti (2005) 19:22

    29 minutes     |     26.7 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #26

A special show, with a special guest — my brother Steve McDougall! Steve was in town visiting from Victoria, B.C., and we attended the Curtis Salgado Benefit together. Two nights later we had the great pleasure of sitting in with Kinzel & Hyde at Beale Street NW. We talk about these experiences and play a couple of tunes to give you a taste of these fine artists. This show is a bit of a departure because it’s light on music and heavy on the talk…with two McDougall boys yakking at each other, it does get a little long. But I do hope you’ll enjoy it.

I love hearing from you, even if it’s to tell me this show was too long. You can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Too Young To Know Curtis Salgado and Terry Robb Hit It 'n Quit It (1997) [sorry, couldn't find it available anywhere - but try Djangos] 37:40
Just Yer Fool Kinzel & Hyde Still Alive In America (2001) 55:21

    65 minutes     |     59.4 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #25

Sorry to have missed a week there…sometimes life gets in the way, y’know? It really does bug me to miss getting a show out; it’s become a highlight of my week. Thanks for your patience, and do enjoy this 25th show — with the Rose City Kings, Walker T. Ryan, Duffy Bishop and more in the mix, I think you will!

Don’t forget the Curtis Salgado Benefit Concert this coming Tuesday, June 13th at the Rose Garden Theater of the Clouds. Not only will Curtis and his band play, but you’ll also hear Steve Miller, Robert Cray, Everclear, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, plus surprise guests too! Click here for more info and tickets. All proceeds go to help pay Curtis’ medical expenses.

It’s always fun to hear from you, whatever might be on your mind. You can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Double Belly Twist The Rose City Kings Holler Out For More (2005) 3:53
Baybelline The Rose City Kings Holler Out For More (2005) 8:39
Mellow Down Easy Walker T. Ryan 13 (2005) 15:35
Burnin' (Like A Kerouac Coyote) Walker T. Ryan 13 (2005) 18:31
Meet Me On The Coast Phil Haxton with R.J. Mischo Live at the 2002 Willamette Delta Showcase [unreleased] 25:05
Change Your Address The Duffy Bishop Band Fly The Rocket (1999) 29:37

    40 minutes     |     36.6 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #24

Welcome back, everybody! It’s a somewhat abridged show this week, for various reasons…but we’re featuring four tunes by Yellow Dog Records artists Mary Flower, Terry Robb and Mark Lemhouse. Our way of commemmorating their triple-bill appearance tonight at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Center in Hillsboro. Quality blues here…

Keep in touch! Just lemme know what’s on your mind… You can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
Monday Morning Blues Mary Flower Ragtime Gal (2003) 3:57
Mood Indigo Mary Flower Ragtime Gal (2003) 7:52
Got Me Shakin' Now Terry Robb Heart Made Of Steel (2000) 16:21
What's The Matter With Papa's Little Angel Child Mark Lemhouse Big Lonesome Radio (2002) 20:19

    31 minutes     |     28.3 MB

PDXBluescast – Show #23

Hi, and thanks for dropping by the Bluescast! We’ve got a treat in this week’s show — a couple of live tunes from The Original Snakeboy. Throw in some Ellen Whyte, The Strange Tones, Frank “Paris Slim” Goldwasser and Adam Scramstad, and you’ve got yourself a show! Hope you enjoy it.

Let me know what you think of the show! Or anything else you want to talk about… You can post a comment right here on the blog, send e-mail to the address shown at right, or leave me a voice message at 206-203-3PDX (3739)! If you’re a Portland-area musician and would like your material featured on the show, send me e-mail for instructions on how to get it done. If I love it, I’ll play it!

  Title   Artist   Album   Where
If You Ever See My Baby Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue Different Point Of Blue (1996) 2:23
Burnin' Heart The Strange Tones Crime-A-Billy (2005) 6:25
Back Door Man The Original Snakeboy Live at the 3/3/04 CBA Meeting [unreleased, but check out Playing With Fire (2002)] 12:27
Ramblin' On My Mind The Original Snakeboy Live at the 3/3/04 CBA Meeting [unreleased, but check out Playing With Fire (2002)] 17:19
Homesick Blues Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser Bluju (2003) 22:04
I Ain't Gone Adam Scramstad No Sun Around Blues (2006) 25:07

    34 minutes     |     31.1 MB