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Red Sticks and Blue Notes: The Baton Rouge Blues Festival

   
 

March 29th, 2017 ~ This week, American Routes revisits the best live performances from the 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. We'll feature swamp blues, Mississippi Delta blues, hill country blues, and the blues rocked out. Artists include Howlin' Wolf's pianoman Henry Gray, harp player Lazy Lester, Kenny Neal and family, Slim Harpo's right-hand guitar man James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson, songmaker Luke Winslow King, New Orleans soul funkster Walter "Wolfman" Washington and R.L. Burnside's grandson, Kent Burnside. Plus a visit to Teddy's Juke Joint nearby on Highway 61 in Zachary, LA.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Scratch My Back James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Blues Won't Let Me Taker No Rest Henry Gray w/ Lazy Lester
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Stagger Lee Henry Gray w/ Lazy Lester
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Going Down Slow Henry Gray w/ Lazy Lester
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Lucky, Lucky Man Henry Gray w/ Lazy Lester
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Instrumental: Boogie Woogie Henry Gray w/ Lazy Lester
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • When I Go Out Travelin' Luke Winslow King
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • The Coming Tide Luke Winslow King
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Esther, Please Luke Winslow King
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Act Like You Love Me Luke Winslow King
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Instrumental: Instrumental James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • SEGMENT: James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
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  • I'm Just Drinking James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Honey Hush James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Scratch My Back James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • At Night In the City Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • End Bed: Night Flag Buddy Guy
    The Complete Chess Studio Recordings, MCA/Chess
 
  • Open Bed: Stormy Monday Kenny Neal and the Neal Family Band
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • The Harder I Work, the Faster My Money Goes Kenny Neal and the Neal Family Band
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • While You Been Steppin' Out, Someone Else Been Steppin' In Kenny Neal and the Neal Family Band
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Instrumental: All Night Long Charlie Parr, Jimbo Mathus, Reverend Peyton, and the Big Damn Band
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Country Blues Charlie Parr, Reverend Peyton, and the Big Damn Band
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Catahoula Jimbo Mathus
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • I Got Mine Charlie Parr, Jimbo Mathus, Reverend Peyton, and the Big Damn Band
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • SEGMENT: Teddy's Juke Joint
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  • Instrumental: Pepsicon Song Leo "Bud" Welch
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • I Come to Play My Song Leo "Bud" Welch
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • I Woke Up This Morning, My Baby Was Gone Leo "Bud" Welch
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Sweet Home Chicago Leo "Bud" Welch
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Cadillac Baby Leo "Bud" Welch
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Po' Black Mattie Kent Burnside and the New Generation
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • Catfish Blues Kent Burnside and the New Generation
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording
  • End Bed: All of Your Love Kent Burnside and the New Generation
    Live from the 2016 BR Blues Fest, American Routes original recording