Blues

Don't be fooled, it's getting to be that time of year when music venues around Syracuse are going to be filled with touring musical acts. On this episode of The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by singer and songwriter Kevin Gordon. 

He'll be performing at the Nelson Odeon on Sunday June 23rd but before that, he stoppped by the WAER studio to discuss his latest album 'Tilt and Shine'. They also chat about what sets him apart from his peers, and what environments help shape musicians.


nejazzwinefest.org

  This year’s announcement of the upcoming schedule for July’s Northeast Jazz and Wine festival had some special news.  Organizers have more to report than just the musical lineup.

Joe Lee

Executive Director Eric McElveen and Marketing Director Julie Briggs stopped by the WAER studio to talk with me about the direction McElveen's taking the New York State Blues Fest. Briggs and the Fest board chose the long-time leader of the Sterling Stage Kampitheater to program the 23rd edition of the free-admission event, which runs July 10 -11 in Clinton Square.  

  Tired of snow? Snow plows? Winter?

Blues and soul balladeer Bobby 'Blue' Bland died on Sunday in Memphis.