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Guitar Slinger Albert Castiglia and Harp Master Bob Corritore

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Guitar Slinger Albert Castiglia and Harp Master Bob Corritore Featured On This Week’s Time For The Blues

Henry Cook and I hope you will join us this Saturday night, April 23rd, at 9:00, on Time For The Blues as we welcome a couple of old friends back to the show to showcase their most recent releases. Over the past 15 plus years we’ve had the pleasure of meeting some great performers and become friends with lots of great entertainers and we’ve got some wonderful people on the show this week to share with you.

In our first spotlight is Albert Castiglia, whom we have had the honor of sharing the stage with on many occasions. That doesn’t mean we’ve played with his band, no, we’re not saying that at all, we’ve just had the pleasure of introducing him at various venues around town when he drops by. Albert is the kind of guitar slinger that leaves everything out on the stage and he brings that same energy to his recordings.

His latest is on Gulf Coast, a rapidly rising label with a reputation for great guitar driven releases, and is called I Got Love. If you’re a regular listener to BB King’s Bluesville on Satellite Radio, you no doubt have heard the title track in their “Rack of Blues” lineup. We’ve got three sides from the album for your listening pleasure, and you won’t want to miss them!

Our second spotlight falls on one of our oldest friends in the business, Mr. Bob Corritore, whom we met at a Harmonica Hooligans Blowout that was put together by another friend, Li’l Ronnie of The Grand Dukes fame. Bob has been putting together a series of discs of him playing with some of his friends and the results have been nothing short of fabulous.

We’ve got three sides from his VizzTone release Down Home Blues Revue where he teams up with Robert "Bilbo" Walker, Henry Townsend, and T-Model Ford. We’ve also got one side from Tell Me 'Bout It where he teams up with Louisiana Red. These collaborations are great and really show just how good Corritore is on the harp!

Ronnie Wood has certainly had a stellar career in the rock world, working with The Jeff Beck Group, Rod Stewart in Faces, and in the Rolling Stones since 1975, but every so often he likes to go off and do a solo project, and this one is a doozy. He has put together the Ronnie Wood Band and recorded a live tribute album to the legendary Jimmy Reed. We’re going to listen to a couple of songs from that album and it would be a shame shame shame to miss them!

Plus, we’ve got new releases from the Love Light Orchestra from their album, Leave The Light On, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix from Strike Up The Band, and The Sugar Roots from Savage’s Life.

We’ll be glad to have your company if you care to join us at 9:00 this Saturday night. That’s April 23rd, and you can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 89.1 WCNV, Northern Neck; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music and 88.9 HD2, Richmond, where it’s always Time For The Blues!