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22 May - 11:21 am NZ
with David Knowles
Mondays at 11:06 pm
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Beale Street Caravan features Glen David Andrews with Marcia Ball at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and a rare set from legendary producer and songwriter Don Nix at The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Arkansas.
Glen David Andrews is the cousin of Troy Andrews, aka: Trombone Shorty, who recruited him into a brass band, and he also played in a few other Tremé brass bands. He now he fronts his own high-powered outfit that veers from traditional jazz to gospel, rock, blues and funk.
Don Nix is a famous unknown, he wrote blues classic 'Going Down', and released solo albums on Shelter and Elektra, and as a producer he has worked with Freddie King, Jeff Beck, and Furry Lewis.
Beale Street Caravan features live performances drawn from concerts recorded in the US for The Blues Foundation who are based in Memphis Tennessee.
The styles vary from traditional acoustic Country Blues to the latest approaches by the new generation of performers, with gospel and Cajun along the way. Guest presenters host mini-series about Blues History and performers, and during New Zealand Music month Kiwi blues takes centre stage.
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