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This Weekend: Too Slim & the Taildraggers

Hour 1: Too Slim and the Tail Draggers

Too Slim has been delivering slide guitar-driven blues out of Spokane Washington since 1976. And he has earned a healthy following on the road. Elwood welcomes him, and gives a listen to some other worthy slims in the blues, Slim Harpo, Memphis Slim, Watermelon Slim… Plus Robin Trower, Neil Young (with Crazy Horse), and hot driving blues rock out of Denmark, Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado.

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Hour 2: Blues on Television

Blues is not just for juke joints any more. It has been mainstreamed, as they say. Elwood gives a listen to blues on television. In commercials: for beer (George Thorogood), body spray (Johnny “Guitar” Watson), and even sex pills (Howlin’ Wolf). And also as themes for shows, from THE WIRE to THE WONDER YEARS, with Joe Cocker, Gangstagrass, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Fantastic Negrito, Keb’ Mo’, and John Boutté.

AIR DATES: March 18-19, 2017
STREAM DATES: March 24-30, 2017

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