This week's playlist:
• Breakin' Out (3:33) by Shemekia Copeland, from The Soul Truth (2005), available from Alligator Records or the iTMS. Visit Shemekia Copeland.com for more information.
• Big Mary's (3:13) by The Hipnotics, a Kansas City-area blues band, that is unfortunately defunct, as far as I can tell from online searches. If you know otherwise, please contact me, and I will include a correction in a future episode.
• Down and Out Blues (6:18) by the Ricky Lewis Band, from Songs For The New Depression (2003), available from CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit RickyLewisBand.com for more information.
• Can't Ever Let You Go (5:10), I Just Want To Cry (4:00) and The Other Side Of The World (5:39), all by Nicole Hart and all from Treasure (2009); available after April 14th from the Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, as well as online through J&R Music World, Amazon.com, and the Blues Leaf Records' page at CD Universe. The CD will also be for sale through TheNRGBand.com and at ever