By

MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Watch Bob Dylan sing on David Letterman’s penultimate show, & See Jason Isbell perform “The Thrill is Gone” in tribute to B.B. King.

Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images
Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images

With the clock winding down on The Late Show with David Letterman, Bob Dylan made a rare television appearance last night, appearing on the show to sing “The Night We Called It a Day,” from his latest album “Shadows in the Night.” Watch. Continue reading →

By

Listen to WXPN’s Johnny Meister and Michaela Majoun remember blues great B.B. King

B.B. King | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
B.B. King | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

With the passing of B.B. King earlier today, WXPN’s Johnny Meister phoned in to the Morning Show to talk with host Michaela Majoun about the blues guitar great.

“He personified the blues,” Meister said. “He didn’t invent it, but he personified it. … It was the name that really represented the genre for many years.” Continue reading →

By

Photo Recap: B.B. King at The Keswick Theater

All photos by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

Blues legend B.B. King performed at Glenside’s Keswick Theater last night with six-piece backing band and his trademark guitar, Lucille. Baton Rouge singer-guitarist Jonathon “Boogie” Long opened the show; check out scenes from both performances in the gallery above.

By

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bobby Long at World Cafe Live, B.B. King at The Keswick Theater, Vandaveer at Johnny Brenda’s

Bobby3-LargeTouring in support of his latest releases – the Wishbone LP and the Bedroom EP – British singer-songwriter Bobby Long plays World Cafe Live tonight. Mixing downtempo country and rockabilly with a decidedly retro bent, Long has built a growing stateside fan base since his 2009 debut Dirty Pond Songs. Tickets and information on the all-ages show can be found at the WXPN concert calendar. Below, download “Devil Moon” from Wishbone.

Continue reading →