Rebecca Haviland is a Grammy awarding winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Backed by her band, Whiskey Heart, Haviland delivers a gritty and eclectic Americana sound. In this episode, she talks about her musical journey and performs several songs with her band, including "Bright City Lights" and "This Time Around."
Raised in the Swannanoa valley of Western North Carolina, multi-instrumentalist Reed Turchi is a producer, band leader and artist. Reed has mastered guitar driven blues that seamlessly moves between acoustic slide, electric juke joint boogie, and the improvisational, groove-driven, sound of his Nashville based band. In this episode, Reed & the Kudzu Choir display their authentic musical chops performing several tracks including, "Teacher's Blues" and "Honey Honey."
Reba Russell is a Memphis treasure with a powerful voice that resonates with fans throughout the world. Reba has recorded with some of the biggest names in music history including U2 & BB King and the Class of 55 Homecoming featuring: Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins. In this episode, Reba and her band perform several songs that showcase her signature style, including "Red Mississippi Clay" and "Going on Strong."
Jason Freeman is a Memphis based songwriter who mixes the wisdom and lamentations of long-ago bluesmen with the raucous release in rock's unbridled beginnings, drawing them into an electric space that is truly his own. He wrote the score for MTV's "Savage County," contributed tracks to Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" and "Footloose" and served as a tutor for Samuel L. Jackson as the actor studied for his bluesman role in Brewer's "Black Snake Moan." In this episode, Jason performs several songs and talks about the influences that shape his musical style.
John Nemeth is a gifted singer with powerful voice that allows him to craft his own modern take on the blues. John has received a multitude of nominations for Blues Blast and Blues Music Awards, with four consecutive BMA nominations for the B.B King Entertainer Of The Year Award. In this episode, Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers deliver a scorching performance of several numbers including, "My Baby's Gone" and "Breaking Free."
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