Get prepped for the River Valley Blues Festival this weekend when you tune in Soul of the Blues this Friday from 7-9pm on AshevilleFM! Stream it at ashvillefm.org or dial your radio to 103.3fm. In honor of the blues festival this weekend I’ll be playing tunes by a few of the performers. Saturday’s headliner Janiva Magness has a new cd you’ll hear and also vintage tracks from Sunday’s headliner, Grady Champion. Got some choice tunes from two locals performing this weekend, Roots & Dore and the Zuzu Welsh Band. You’ll hear tracks from Pam Taylor’s new cd and songs from New Jersey blues band, Stringbean & the Stalkers. The Notcho’ Blues Artist this week is the ageless Willie Nelson. Zuzu Welsh will be joining me in the studio and we’ll let you know all about the River Valley Blues Festival this weekend! Join the Blueshound for a pre-festival blues blast!