December 15, 2021
Bob and Bill paid tribute to Michael Nesmith, the former member of the Monkees, who made important music after leaving the made-for-television band in the 1960s, notably with his First National Band. In addition, the guys played their favorite songs of the year.
December 1, 2021
November 24, 2021
November 17, 2021
Bob called Bob Dylan’s show at the Aronoff Center last week the third-best he has seen, while Bill plugged the posting of BS&B’s earliest shows on BlueSnakesandBanjos.com. But the highlight was music from Riddy Arman, a Montana ranchhand/singer-songwriter who is coming to the Southgate House Revival Dec. 5.
November 3, 2021
Bill returned after recovering from routine surgery last month. After recounting the ordeal in excruciating detail, he explained that the best medicine was Rodney Crowell at Memorial Hall. Meanwhile, Bob celebrated the 91st birthday of Mabel John, a former Raelette and the sister of Little Willie John, the King Records artist.
October 27, 2021
Bob was lonely while Bill was housebound, flat on his back, so Bob crammed the studio with music from the Velvet Underground, Chuck Prophet, Whitney Rose. Lots of tangentially Halloween tunes, too.
October 20, 2021
Bob paid tribute the late, great Tom Petty, who would have been 71 today if not for his shocking death in 2017. Meanwhile, Bill became intrigued with Alan Parsons while watching a PBS documentary on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”
October 6, 2021
Bob raved about Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at the Madison Theater while Bill raved about Grayson Jenkins before he even saw him at the Southgate House.
September 29, 2021
Bob paid tribute to the late Commander Cody (George Frayne) and previewed both the Parker Millsap show at Memorial Hall and Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real at the Madison. Musicologist and friend of the show, Bridgetown Ray, was the winner of our first-ever ticket giveaway (to Parker Millsap) because he knew that the Commander was born in Boise, Idaho. Congrats, Ray!!! If that weren’t enough, Bob also played sets to wish Happy 86th to the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, and a belated Happy 63d to Joan Jett.