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Nice things that people say!

My recent Blues Train episode 28 was sent to some of the artists on the playlist and I have now received some fab feedback from them. I’m not usually wanting to share these things but sometimes I don’t see the harm!

Sara on behalf of Junior Bowles: “Your show is great, and full of new material, keep on feeding us different stuff, your choice of music is fantastic, not just because you played Junior either!! but because it’s not the mainstream tracks. Nice work.”

Jeff – Mississippi Shakedown:

Thanks for the support, we appreciate it.
I did load up the MP3, a great listen… you’ve got a good show there.!!.. congrats..”
Calvin B Streets: Hi Bluesman…thank you so much for playing my tune on your radio show. If I can ever reciprocate, please let me know.
The tune you played, LAZY DAY BLUES is from my soon to be released album”I’m Just Sayin'” which is all acoustic roots blues.
My first solo album “He Ain’t Done With Me Yet” is a collection of rockin-ass-kickin-chicago and texas blues with some delta and ragtime thrown in.
enjoy, and Thank You once again.
Calvin B. Streets
The Brooklyn Bluesman
Seth Zowader – Bottleneck Blues Band: “Thank you SO much! This is fantastic!”
8 Ball Aitken:  “All good mate, I am rocking on the road in FNQ and all is going well.”
It means a lot to hear such comments as it keeps my faith that what I do is half decent! All blues jocks appreciate good feedback, so don’t forget to keep telling us!
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Blues Train repeat slot details…

So…one of the issues of the show, is that I am only on every other Sunday and at two different times. This makes it hard for potential listeners to get used to…and makes the show easily missed, unless I plug it to bits on Facebook! But I wanted to remind you of the fact that the repeats on other platforms DO have regular weekly time slots and one of them might just suit you!

Kansas City Online Radio http://www.kconlineradio.com/ – the main regular time slot is every Thursday 8-9pm UK time or 2pm CT US time. I am often in the chatbox there too, so would love some company some time please….I don’t bite and feedback is always welcomed. Schedules can be seen here for UK http://www.bluesinthesouth.com/KCOR/ and here for US times http://www.kconlineradio.com/programming.htm

Charlietown Blues http://ctownblues.com/ – you can hear me twice during each week – Tuesday 7-8pm UK / 1pm CT US and Friday 4-5pm UK / 10am CT US.

RAG-FM http://ragfm.com/ is based in New Zealand and offers any listeners from that part of the world a chance to hear me at a decent time! This is played every first and third Sunday’s at 7-8pm NZ time, which I believe is 6am UK time [?].

Acoustic Spectrum http://www.acoustic-spectrum.co.uk/listen-here/ is a new UK station playing all kinds of new and indie music and is definitely worth trying if you want to explore new sounds. Blues Train is on air every Wednesday 8-9pm.

So…you can, in theory, hear the show on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday on various stations! And you never know, I could eventually creep into the other days too!

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Blues Train 28 podcast and playlist

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Gwyn Ashton – All Over Now [ CD: Two Man Blues Army ]
Katie Bradley Bouille/Dudley Ross – I Don’t Believe [ Sessions ]
Big Boy Bloater – Leonard Cohen  [ The World Explained ]
Bottleneck Blues Band – When Life Gets You Down [ Live at the Mock Crest Cavern ]
Calvin B Streets – Lazy Day Blues [ The Candlestickmaker ]
Heritage Blues Orchestra – Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down [ And Still I Rise ]
Chuck Jacksons’ Big Bad Blues Band – Teenage Letter [ A Cup Of Joe ]
Mississippi Shakedown – Something Comes Into My Mind [ 5th ]
8 Ball Aitken – Hit The Road [ Alive In Tamworth ]
Junior Bowles – How Long [ The Time Will Come ]
Dukesy and the Hazzards – Running Outta Time [ Ain’t Coming Back To You ]
Alex Veale – Sweet Emotion [ unreleased demo ]
Wille and the Bandits – Chillout [ Breakfree ].

Next live show is July 15th when Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges will be my special guest for the whole show!

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Blues Train episode 27 playlist and podcast


The Idle Hands – Come Share The Blues [ CD: Ready For Business ]
Cee Cee James – Let’s All Get Loose [ Red Hot Blues ]
Sandi Thom – Stormy Weather [ Flesh and Blood ]
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with Janiva Magness – How Come You Treat Me So Bad [ Kings and Queens ]
Donna Greene and Her Roadhouse Daddies – Same Old Blues [ A Girls Gotta Have A Little Pleasure ]
Trevor Sewell – Talked To The Devil [ Calling Your Name special edition ]
The Andy Drudy Disorder – St. Salutious [ The Blues Civilization ]
*John Oates voice tag*
Eddie Martin Big Band – I Want That Girl [ Looking Forward Looking Back ]
Carolina Chocolate Drops – Light In The Valley [ Mercyland – Hymns For The Rest Of Us ]
Sam Hare – Stealing From The Queen [ Down To The Sea ]
Marc O’Reilly – Lord Of War [ My Friend Marx ]
J.D McPherson – I Can’t Complain [ Signs and Signifiers ]
Katie Bradley / Dudley Ross – I Don’t Believe [ excerpt ]

Next live show is this Sunday, July 1st, 4.30-5.30pm http://www.fromefm.co.uk or 96.6FM locally!

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Available on iTunes!

Just a reminder that you can subscribe to Blues Train via iTunes and so never miss another show!


Or when you are in iTunes, go to the podcast section and search for ‘FromeFM – Blues Train’ and you should find it [ a wider ‘FromeFM search will uncover several other shows, such as the excellent Come On Lets Rock, Jazz Lunch and Way Down Country’ ].

If you do subscribe, then any nice comments and ratings would always be appreciated….

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Blues Train episode 26 podcast and playlist

Again, apologies for the lateness in posting this show, it was all due to the many demands on getting ready for the official Frome FM launch onto 96.6FM this weekend.



Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges – Won’t Let Me Go [ CD: Rock and a Hard Place ]

Kirsten Thien – I Ain’t Superstitious – [ Delicious ]

Hooson – Devil Heard You Like [ Sugar Rush ]

Chris James – Shake That Booty [ Angel In The Mirror ]

The Nat Martin Band – Playin’ The Blues For You [ Don’t Lose Your Cool ]

The Blues Vision – Feel Like Going Back [ School Blues ]

Ori Naftaly with Eleanor Tsaig – A True Friend ( Is Hard To Find ) [ A True Friend ( Is Hard To Find ]

Marco Goldsmith Band – You Want Me Back [ Marco Goldsmith Band ]

Galley Beggar – The Outlandish Knight [ Reformation House ]

Cam Penner – Gypsy Women [ Gypsy Summer ]

Tweed Funk – Fine Wine [ Love Is ]

L’il Ed and the Blues Imperials – If You Were Mine [ Jump Start ]

Matt Hill and the Deep Fryed 2 – Caramel Baby [ Tappin’ That Thang ]

Duane Eddy – Three Thirty Blues [ Heroes ]

Next live show – Sunday June 17th 6-7pm UK http://www.fromefm.co.uk

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The Train on Acoustic Spectrum

A while back, I announced that Blues Train would be part of Acoustic Spectrum, which is a new radio station in conjunction with www.reddragonrecords.com and www.Fatea_magazine.co.uk for promotion of artists of all major genres. The launch was delayed while a few technical issues were ironed out but the time is almost here for the start, from June 8th.  BT will first appear on Wednesday June 13th between 8-9pm! Find out more at the website www.acoustic-spectrum.co.uk . 


Acoustic spectrum radio is specifically designed to cater to unsigned or signed artists with small labels to showcase and promote their particular style of music. Artists will be given opportunities for free publicity across Acoustic Spectrum’s listeners and of course Fatea Magazines supporters

Follow us on twitter @acousticspectru and @Fatea_magazine

Blues Train will be part of the schedules – WEDNESDAY 8-9pm

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