My show is ending next week, so it’s appropriate that this week I feature the blues, with new releases from the legendary Bobby Rush, and the powerhouse writer Deanna Bogart. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Liz Kennedy, Lucky Peterson, and Tommy Malone, among other talented artists. Join me and listen this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.
The summer concert season is in full swing, and here’s a list of who’s playing when: The Hold Steady at the Urban Lounge on July 14th, Mary Chapin Carpenter at Deer Valley on July 19th, James McMurtry at Snowbasin on July 20th, the Indigo Girls at Kenley Amphitheater on July 25th, OK Go at the State Room on August 8th, and Mason Jennings at the State Room on September 12th and 13th. In Logan, Rupert Wates does a show at Crumb Brothers on July 19th, and Caroline Aiken plays at Stokes Nature Center on August 2nd. Lastly, Red Butte Garden’s season includes: Tedeschi Trucks Band on July 22nd, Lyle Lovett on July 25th, Gary Clark Jr on July 27th, Taj Mahal and John Hiatt on August 3rd, Chris Isaak on August 5th, the John Butler Trio on August 6th, Ray LaMontagne on August 8th, Michael McDonald and Toto on August 12th, Cheryl Crow on August 14th, David Gray on August 21st, and Earth Wind and Fire on August 29th.