Monday, August 9, 2010


I played a short set to kick off the Down Home Blues Festival in San Francisco this weekend. This one goes out to Keith:

-Down Home Blues - Satan and Adam
-Springtime Blues - Billy Boy Arnold
-Rain - Charlie Baty
-Gimme A Penny - Big Mama Thornton
-Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb Rory Block, Maria Muldaur
-Driving Wheel - Etta James
-Lord Don't Move The Mountain - Angela Strehli
-How Blue Can You Get - Brother Yusef

Thursday, August 5, 2010

At a loss ...

Keith Shapiro passed away last night. I did not know him well, but from those who did and my own impressions, not only was he a central part of the swing and blues community, but a loving father and husband, a wonderful friend, a great DJ, and generally an inspiring person to know. He co-hosted the podcast Confessing the Blues, where he brought his love for the blues to a worldwide community. He has definitely been an influence and inspiration in my own DJing, and my thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace, Keith.