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Maia Sharp:

Just a heads up to tell you to check out my dear friend Maia Sharp's kickin' album, ECHO, produced by Don Was and featuring another batch of her great songs and amazing performances. You may have seen her when she opened and sat in as my special guest on my Souls Alike tour and also know I cut three of her songs on that album. She's one of my favorite artists and I can't recommend her music more highly.

Bonnie's current faves (in no particular order!):

Tony Scherr, Sarah Siskind, Dayna Kurtz, Eric Bibb, Terry Adams' new album Holy Tweet, Judy Henske, Melody Gardot, Paul Thorn, Paul Cebar, Ruthie Foster, Walter Becker's latest album Circus Money, Oumou Sangare's new album Seya...just to name a few...

Classics:

Muddy Waters (Real Folk Blues, Best of,) Howlin Wolf (Real Folk Blues, Best of,) Aretha Franklin (I Never Loved a Man, Respect, et al.,) Ry Cooder (ALL!,) Mississippi Fred McDowell (ALL,) Little Feat (Sailin Shoes, Dixie Chicken, Waiting for Columbus, et al.,) Jackson Browne (ALL,) Ray Charles (60s especially,) Etta James, Bob Dylan (Freewheelin and Times they Are a Changin, et al.,) Randy Newman (ALL,) Al Green (best of,) Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal, the Natch'l Blues, et al.,) Son House, Joni Mitchell (Blue, et al.,) (ALL,) Bruce Hornsby (Scenes from the Southside, et al.,) Indestructible Beat of Soweto, vol 1&2, J.B.Lenoir (Vietnam Blues 2 cd set,)Toots and the Maytals (Reggae Got Soul, et al.)....

If you're curious about my old pal/bass player, Freebo, he released his third solo album in 2005 and I recommend checking it out. Some wonderful stuff...Freebomusic.com