For the best in high-energy roots music, check out the next Rhythm Shack show with DJ Mike Fisher this Monday 3am-5:30am. Or listen to the archive anytime at KBOO.FM/Program/Rhythm-Shack!
We'll celebrate the late, great guitar pioneer Link Wray (pictured), who was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Musical Influence category. Wray first achieved his signature guitar growl at a concert by placing a vocal microphone in front of a guitar amp. In the studio, he reproduced the sound by punching holes in the amplifier, and his raw guitar sound inspired generations of rock musicians.
Mike has also cued up a TON of new tracks from all the new roots music albums released lately, from Willie Nelson, Durand Jones, Charley Crockett, Graham Parker, Phil Alvin, Tommy Prine, The Wilder Blue with Brent Cobb, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Rumble, Lydia Loveless, Brian Setzer, John R. Miller, Jim Lauderdale & Po Ramblin' Boys, Black Pumas, Buddy & Julie Miller, Eli Paperboy Reed, Blind Boys of Alabama, Elliott Brood & Tyler Childers.
We'll celebrate birthdays for Ray Wylie Hubbard, Booker T. Jones, Hank Ballard & Neil Young. And you'll hear from bands playing in Portland soon, like The New Pornographers, Alejandro Escovedo & The Next Waltz tribute to The Band's Last Waltz,
And THANK YOU to all who supported KBOO in the fall fund drive. You can still make a donation of any size to keep Rhythm Shack and KBOO on the air by going to KBOO.FM/Give or texting K-B-O-O to 44321. And THANKS again for your support!