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SHOW 39: FEB 19-25, 2016

PAUL OSCHER

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FEB

2016

In 1967 Paul Oscher became the first white musician to join a black blues group when he was invited to be an official member of the Muddy Waters Band (which was considered the top blues group of the day). Paul is heard blowing harmonica on various Muddy Water Chess recordings from 1968 to 1976. Whether Paul is considered an innovator or simply in the right place at the right time, he led the way for many white players to follow like Johnny Winter, Jerry Portnoy and Steady Rollin Bob Margolin. Since his early days as ‘Brooklyn Slim’ and travels with the great Louisiana Red; Paul has recorded 7 solo albums (since 1993) and been nominated for 11 blues music awards taking home a trophy for 2 of those. In 2001 he married Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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JAN

2015

SHOW 33: WEEK - JAN 1, 2015 - JAN 7, 2016

Alligator recording artist, Tommy Castro is the 2010 BB King Entertainer of the Year. He’s one of the most recognizable names in the blues world. Since starting his recording career with Warner Brother’s recording artist, the Dyntones, he’s released 14 solo albums; most of which for Alligator and Blind Pig Records and built a remarkable legacy that includes winning 6 Blues Music Awards, touring with B.B. King, recording John Lee Hookers last session and working as the house band for three seasons of NBC’s comedy showcase.

01

JAN

2015

SHOW 33: WEEK - JAN 1, 2015 - JAN 7, 2016

Alligator recording artist, Tommy Castro is the 2010 BB King Entertainer of the Year. He’s one of the most recognizable names in the blues world. Since starting his recording career with Warner Brother’s recording artist, the Dyntones, he’s released 14 solo albums; most of which for Alligator and Blind Pig Records and built a remarkable legacy that includes winning 6 Blues Music Awards, touring with B.B. King, recording John Lee Hookers last session and working as the house band for three seasons of NBC’s comedy showcase.

 
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