Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Musings from Mr. Solid.

I think the best music show dedicated to roots music is the radio show from New Orleans, American Routes. In the Seattle area, American Routes is broadcast on KUOW 94.9 fm. In the Olympia area, is it simulcast on 1340 am, and in Bellingham, you can tune in to 90.3 fm. American Routes airs Sunday evenings from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. If you cannot get the show on any of these stations, you can go to their website and see the internet broadcast sites and times. Check it out…..I hope you dig it as much I do.

January Blues Birthdays

Etta James - January 25, 1938
Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland - January 27, 1930
Charlie Musselwhite - January 31, 1944
Earl Hooker - January 15, 1929 (died 1970)
Eddie Taylor - January 29, 1923 (died 1985)
Sleepy John Estes - January 25, 1904 (died 1977)
Elmore James - January 27, 1918 (died 1963)

Electric bassist John "Mr. Solid" Lee was born in Alaska and has been active in the Seattle blues scene for about 30 years. He currently plays with the Crossroads Band. Photo by Mike Coyote.

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