Showcasing emerging artists and emerging styles to new audiences is part of the mission of The Appetizer. Last week, I started a series that featured only emerging and unknown musicians from around the country. That series continues this weekend with an hour of music from several emerging individuals.
Joe Bonamassa is a seasoned bluesman. His parents owned and operated a guitar shop and he started playing at age 4. As he grew, he learned several styles of guitar work, keying in on styles of blues from England and Ireland. Being such a seasoned player in various styles, his albums combine the flavors of rock, blues, jazz, alternative and more. His latest album is titled Dust Bowl and I’ll present 2 flavorful tunes from this album this weekend.
Also, a fiercely independent artist named Jim Bianco will be featured. His latest release is titled Loudmouth and combines humor with the “reckless explorations of a troublemaker with a broken heart.” Our friend Matt Dyson introduced to me a few great indie acts premiering on the show this weekend including Vanaprasta and Alaskan Summer. And we have Texas artists like Danny Malone and Ben Kweller, as well as The Civil Wars who will be touring through Texas starting next week. All this and more coming up this weekend.