Blues Rock Hits Soul Country primes classic rock and soul fans with a paean to the blues, tapping indie DJ/Filmmaker Ric Stewart’s exclusive roots music oral history archives. Featuring interviews and performances from Jerry Wexler, Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Tony Joe White, John Oates, Joe Louis Walker, Peter Case and many more, this treasure chest was 30 years in the making. So grab some popcorn for the next half hour and enjoy. Exclusive interviews and performances tell the tale and introduce “Soul Country” – a podcast also featured @TheBluesCenter
Israeli bluesman Andy Watts recently put out his fifth album Supergroove with guests including (BCI #2’s) Joe Louis Walker, singer Eliza Neals, Roy Young, and Israeli vocalists Danny Shoshan and Gadi Altman. Watts, 56, was born in Sweden and moved to Israel when he was 20 years old.
The record has had some chart successes remaining on the Roots Music chart for 17 weeks, reaching a peak of No. 6. It hit No. 9 in the U.K. and went top 20 in Australia.
Joe Louis Walker sits down with Ric Stewart at 2017 Jazz Fest. The interview has been remastered with footage from his 2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR. Joe inspired the name Save The Blues Foundation when he instructed Ric to Save the blues in 2003 while filming a tv show pilot for Raw Music. Topics discussed include pursuing one’s own style, advice from Willie Dixon and working with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Nick Lowe. He praises the minimalism of Muddy Waters and Albert King. He also shares his love for Eric Burdon and War and The Rolling Stones.
This video made possible in part by a Community Partnership grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.