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You know it has been a great year in blues when one of our favourite albums comes from a new rising talent on the scene.
This past year we were very pleased to discover Valerie June from Memphis, TN and her album Pushing Against a Stone.
Holger had the chance to talk with this energetic young singer song writer while she was passing through Canada in October.
That conversation and the music of Valerie June will be in hour 2 of SNB this week.
In hour 1 we take a fun look at questionable marketing ideas for some of the classic blues artists like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Howlin Wolf and Etta James back in the 1960s when blues was not a big seller and record labels stooped to some pretty cheesy approaches to move units.
And we have some great Canadian blues lined up including Joe Murphy and the Water Street Blues band from Halifax, Michael Kaeshammer out of Victoria, Hamilton blues legend King Biscuit Boy and Vancouver's Powder Blues.