Monday, October 25

They Call It The Blues

Bands and artists in the blues genre

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 280:  THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 280: THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND

Contributor's Note:  The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band appeared on the 280th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they discussed the total goosebump moments in their music in their songs such as "Devils Look Like Angels", "Pot Roast & Kisses", "Clap Your Hands" and "Raise A Little Hell."  The band combines bluegrass, country and blues to create such a throwback feel to their music.  Check out their latest music video for "Ways and Means" below and they've also be doing some livestreaming from their home in Brown County Indiana.  Fans can find The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 212):  GREG SOVER BAND
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 212): GREG SOVER BAND

Contributor's Note:  Greg Sover of Greg Sover Band converses with The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 212th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Greg discusses the single "Superman" and how not only is Superman is his favorite superhero, but it inspires overcoming obstacles and confidence.  Greg talks about how Jimi Hendrix and Vernon Reid of Living Colour played a major influence in his guitar work.  Greg talks about growing up with having Haitian immigrants while growing up in Brooklyn and Philadelphia and how Bob Marley and Cyndi Lauper of all people got him turned on to music.  In 2020, Greg Sover Band released the EP "The Parade", which was a timely EP given the Covid-19 pandemic, and the social/civil unrest that has occurred in America.  Fans...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 160):  ELVIN BISHOP
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 160): ELVIN BISHOP

Contributor's Note:  Legendary blues singer/songwriter Elvin Bishop joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 160th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Elvin talks about his recent release entitled "100 Years of Blues" via Alligator Records, along with the writing and recording process of the aforementioned album.  Elvin discusses the iconic song "Fooled Around(And Fell In Love)", which has been covered by numerous artists including country superstar Miranda Lambert, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and wildfires and being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.  Elvin also gives us the goosebump moments in his songs and collaborating with legendary blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite.  Fan...
(The Don’s Hit List With The Don & The Grizz Ep. 127):  THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY
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(The Don’s Hit List With The Don & The Grizz Ep. 127): THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY

Contributor's Note:  The legends known as The Immediate Family appeared on the 127th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  The Immediate Family is composed of legendary musicians Danny Kortchmar on guitars/vocals, Waddy Wachtel on guitars/vocals, Leland Sklar on bass, Russ Kunkel on drums and Steve Postell on guitars/vocals.  Chances are you've heard these legendary musicians.  If you have turned on a radio back in the AM Radio era or any form of classic rock radio, you've heard these musicians.  They've performed and done music with the likes of James Taylor, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins, and Don Henley, just to have name a few.  The Immediate Family have released their bluesy song "Cruel Twist" for their upc...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 126):  JASON HARTLESS
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 126): JASON HARTLESS

Contributor's Note:  World-renowned session drummer and drummer for Ted Nugent, Jason Hartless, appeared on the 126th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz.  Jason also drums for Joe Lynn Turner and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.  Jason has been mentored by the who's who of drummers, including Corky Laing(Mountain), Eric Singer(KISS), Todd Sucherman(Styx), and Anton Fig.  In this unique podcast, Jason Hartless discusses being honored by today's legends for completing his college graduation requirements at the prestigious Berklee School of Music, along with performing with Ted Nugent.  Fans can find Jason Hartless at the following locations: www.jasonhartless.com www.facebook.com/jasonhartlessofficial Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don &am...
We Nerd Out Vol. 158:  ANDY FRASCO Converses with THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on “Keep On Keepin’ On”
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We Nerd Out Vol. 158: ANDY FRASCO Converses with THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on “Keep On Keepin’ On”

This past Thursday, Andy Frasco went Facebook Live on his "Andy Frasco's World Saving S*itshow" in preparation for April 24th release "Keep On Keepin' On".  Andy Frasco recently appeared on The Don's Hit List Podcast via FAB Radio International to promote the album amongst other goodies.  Here is what Andy has said about the album: "Making this record helped me accept that I need therapy in my life, I always used to think I was too proud or too strong to have a therapist, but I realized that was all bullshit. I’m not always the fun, wild guy people see onstage, and it felt like time to talk about who I really am.” Born and raised in California, Frasco’s first exposure to the music industry came not onstage, but rather in an office. As a young teenager, he worked with legendary indie ...
We Nerd Out Vol. 44:  Legendary Blues Harmonica Player HARPDOG BROWN Converses with The Don of “The Don’s Hit List Podcast on Goosebump Moments in “For Love and Money”
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We Nerd Out Vol. 44: Legendary Blues Harmonica Player HARPDOG BROWN Converses with The Don of “The Don’s Hit List Podcast on Goosebump Moments in “For Love and Money”

Contributor's Note: Episode 24 of The Don's Hit List Podcast is now available with blues legend Harpdog Brown (Harpdog Brown LIVE). We discuss his latest album "For Love & Money" and the great moments in the songs. I mention to him that I would love to hear a duet with him and David Lee Roth. We also talk about the NOLA music scene and the influence on his art. This was such a great conversation about music and there were also some laughs. Check out the interview at the following locations: YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ty1rsz8h5CM https://soundcloud.com/user-105738 You can use the TuneIn App and Spreaker by going to The Don's Hit List Podcast. https://dashlightent.com/ Harpdog Brown has the following gigs coming up: Sun. 6/2- Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill, Cali...
We Nerd Out Vol. 39:  ADAM HOLT Converses with THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on Goosebump Moments and Sun Studio
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We Nerd Out Vol. 39: ADAM HOLT Converses with THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on Goosebump Moments and Sun Studio

Contributor's Note: Episode 21 of The Don's Hit List Podcast now available with blues and country great Adam Holt. During this interview, I insist he do a duet with Darius Rucker. When you listen to the interview you will find out why. We also discuss Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Adam spent some time there in the house where ELVIS PRESLEY and Johnny Cash recorded music. He made me want to go to Memphis and take the tour. We also discuss several of Adam's tracks and the 'goosebump' moments in them including a cover he did of a Jimmie Vaughan "Six Strings Down" that Jimmie wrote for his brother Stevie Ray Vaughn. The interview is available in the following locations: https://soundcloud.com/…/the-dons-hit-list-podcast-episode-… https://youtu.be/okurdRMYfx4 The TuneIn App und...