Sunday, September 09, 2012


Programmed and Hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

1) Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby…” (0:31)
2) Guy Del Villano [indie mp3 from “Making Necrophiliac”] – “Bad Actor Blues” (4:59)
3) Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Gotta Let You Go” (2:43)
4) The Nationals (Double Slide) – “Kensington Kat” (2:45)
5) Chris Adams [indie mp3] – “Bench” (3:07)
6) Chris Antonik (Chris Antonik) – “The King of Infidelity” (4:52)
7) Falling Water (The Slow Down) – “Early Frost” (5:52)
8) Small Room 9 (Small Room 9) – “Waiting to Fall” (4:20)

D.D.’s Blue Notes

Here’s a reminder that blues guitarist, composer, vocalist, recording artist and former MusicNL President and now Executive Director Denis Parker is booked to open for Ontario slideguy (as in slide guitarist) Rick Fines at the LSPU Hall on September 27!  I know it’s a terrible thing to admit publicly, but it doesn’t hurt at all to show mainland Canada that there is a solid core of blues music-lovers in NL.  It is, after all, just country music without the twang.
The versatile Linda Jaine Band, which offers a variety of blues, rock, soul, r&b, etc., is comprised of Linda Jaine on vocals, Cullam Bruce-Lockhart on keys & vocals, Jack Daw on bass, Scott Mansfield on drums and vocals, and local jazz wizard Kirk Newhook on guitar.  They’re at the Fat Cat tonight.  Thank you to for that info.

The deadline to apply for the International Songwriting Competition (ISC, for short) is September 20, so get your submissions in.  The judges for this year include Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Mayall, James Cotton, Alligator Records’ Bruce Iglauer, etc.  Considering all of these folks have lengthy and, for the most part, blues-based musical backgrounds, you might want to take that into consideration when submitting your own stuff.  Nas and Tegan and Sarah are also on board, for those of you under the age of 50.

In Canada, well, Toronto, to be specific, the 19th Annual NorthbyNortheast Arts Festival is calling for entries by musicians, filmmakers, and comics (more commonly known as comedians).  Submissions will be accepted – online only – at until January 31, 2013.  There are links on that website to submit music, films, or comedy video/audio files to NXNE. Submissions received by December 31 cost $28 — after December 31, the fee rises to $38.

The 14th Annual Port Credit Blues and Jazz Festival, also known as Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle, in Port Credit, Ontario, west of Toronto, is in full swing as of yesterday, but it was kick-started by an advance dinner & concert on Thursday, entitled Beggars Blues Banquet, hosted by The Johnny Max Band.  Also included on that bill were performances by Downchild vocalist and solo artist Chuck Jackson, Derek Holts of the UK, Dexter Allen from the States, and Joe Murphy of Nova Scotia.  This three-day music marathon featuring a titanic amount of top-tier Canadian blues musicians – Mark “Bird” Stafford, Jack de Keyzer, Michael Pickett, and Jimmy Bowskill – just to name a few, would satisfy even the great Muddy Waters.

I’m D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955) and you’re listening to “Rockin’ the Blues from Canada” on CHMR 93.5 FM, streaming live online at, on Rogers TV Channel 942 and Bell Aliant Channel 825.  “Iron Maidens”, formerly preceding this show, is now airing immediately afterwards, at 10 o’clock, followed by Converts of Reason with Rory Campbell and Liam O'Keefe.  In the meantime, stay tuned for more tunes.

9) Farewell Davidson (Hometown Lights) – “Late Night News (Problems)” (3:49)
10) Paul Reddick (Wishbone) – “I Ain’t Sentimental” (4:27)
11) The Flying Snowman (Umgawa!) – “Trash with Class” (2:47)
12) The Flying Snowman (Umgawa!) – “Perspectives” (2:49)
13) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31)


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