“Welcome back David Burgin! You and your colleagues have put together a kicking album that mixes styles with ease and grace. Nothing about the album seems forced, the writing is tight and the execution is first rate. It’s pretty safe to say I had a great time listening to it – and I’m going to have a better time playing it on Time For The Blues.” Professor Johnny P
David Burgin is Back and It’s No Money Down
I’m at an age now where I don’t trust my memory like I used to. Once upon a time I could easily memorize liner notes and knew all of the musicians that played on every album, and now I’m lucky to remember what I’m supposed to do on any given day.
So when Facebook suggested I should send a friend request to David Burgin, that name sent off a faint bell in my brain. I sent the request immediately as we had a couple of hundred friends in common AND his picture showed him playing a harmonica – so I immediately knew we needed to connect.
Turns out, he’s a very cool guy and he had an album about to be released. He sent me a copy and almost as soon as I put the CD into my player and I heard those few notes, it came flooding back to me: this guy played on at least a dozen albums in my collection!
A little bit of research and I turned up that Burgin had worked with the likes of Harry Chapin, Jerry Garcia… Read the Full Review and Interview
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Time for the Blues w/ Henry Cook & John Porter
Time for the Blues is a retrospective of all blues music and is produced and hosted by John Porter and Henry Cook. The program focuses on specific artists and various themes in the blues, especially featuring major contributors such as: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Musselwhite and John Lee Hooker, among many others. While all time periods are represented, most of the music presented is what we call “post-war” blues (post WWII through the present). Regional blues are also featured, from the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, the West Coast, Memphis, Texas, the Piedmont, as well as British and other blues influences from around the world.