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Time For The Blues rocks out to new material from Coco Montoya and Bobby Rush

Coco Montoya and Bobby Rush album covers

Henry Cook and I hope you will join us this Saturday night, September 16, at 9:00 as we drop another exciting episode of Time For The Blues. We’ve got all sorts of blues goodness to send your way and we really think you’re going to enjoy this episode.

For starters, we’ve got brand new sides from Alligator recording artist, the one and only Coco Montoya! If you’re not familiar with Montoya’s blend of six-string magic, well, you’re in for a rare treat. Montoya is one of the great practitioners of fretboard fantasy. His nimble fingers run up and down the neck of his instrument like few others can do.

In other words, he’s a great guitar player.

And he’s got a new disc out, Writing On The Wall, and we are going to sample a few tracks from the album, plus one from a few years ago so you can chart his progression.

But that’s not all. We also have some recent work from Mr. Bobby Rush! Rush croons his way through his new disc, All My Love For You. Rush, who is 89 years young, has won about a gazillion awards over his long career and he incorporates elements of funk, r&b, and soul into his blues. He turns every song into an experience.

We’ve got three sides from the new album, and one from his 2019 release, Sitting On Top Of The Blues.

That may be enough for most people, but we’re just getting started!

We’ve got some odds and ends including an Unusual Suspect (people or groups that don’t usually play the blues – playing the blues); a new to us artist from Austin, Texas named Jackie Venson that we think you are really going to enjoy; and a little something from the good doctor themselves, Dr. Feelgood.

Not only that, but we have new stuff from Willie J. Campbell, and a new to us side from the one and only Ray Charles.

All that and a few surprises to boot! All in all, it’s a great show and we would love to have you join us for the fun if you care to join us at 9:00 this Saturday night. That’s September 16th, and you can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 89.1 WCNV, Heathsville; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music and 88.9 HD2, Richmond, and online at where it’s always Time For The Blues!

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