Don your goulashes and batten down the hatches — it’s hurricane season in the Gulf South. Music to board up windows by and thoughts from the eye of the storm with sacred steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent, along with steamy sounds from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Charles Mingus, John Prine, and Marilyn Monroe.
This week, we’ll talk with the legendary Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and visit summer roadside attractions, from candy stores to bait shops. Plus music by Les Paul & Mary Ford, Burning Spear, Sidney Bechet, and Mississippi John Hurt.
Get your kicks on an aural trip across a legendary American path: Route 66, including a Navajo perspective on the “Mother Road.” Also music by Buck Ramsey, Billie Holiday, Billy Bragg and Wilco, The Texas Tornados, and of course Bobby Troup who gave this road it’s theme song.