In House #1605: Harmonica Red & the New Heard Tonight in Pocatello; New Black Keys
For over thirty years now, George Heard, better known as Harmonica Red, has been building a deserved reputation as a world-class blues harpist. Over the course of literally hundreds of recordings, Red has worked with an impressive list of artists, including names like Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Los Lobos, Dr. John, and War, among others. These days, Red's touring with his own band, the New Heard, in support of their recent full-length, Even Trolls Love Rock & Roll. The band hits Michele's City Lights in Pocatello tonight.
The unlikely Akron, OH blues duo the Black Keys release their first new music since 2004's Rubber Factory this May 2nd with Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough. The band covers six songs by the late blues great, who was just celebrated last year with another Fat Possum release, Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough. The Keys seem to be finding new areas of finesse in their music over the last couple of efforts, but can still make a two-some racket when they feel like it.
In House #1605.
Focus: Harmonica Red & the New Heard in Pocatello tonight, as well as new music from the Black Keys' upcoming Chulahoma EP. Also, music from Dave Alvin, Black Joe Lewis and more.
BONUS MP3s from today's show-
Black Keys from Chulahoma: "Meet Me In the City" (MP3) (left click & save)
Black Joe Lewis & Cool Breeze: "I Don't Mind" (MP3)