• WTJU Presents Pierre Bensusan at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall, May 28

    WTJU is delighted to present Pierre Bensusan at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Thursday, May 28th.  As a special treat, Pierre will also do a short acoustic set during the 6-8 pm happy hour.  The concert will start at 8 pm.  For additional details, visit TheSouthernCville.com, or of course wtju.net. “The way the […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 5/12/2015

    New Blues and Soul News – 5/12/2015 New Blues Adds: J.B. Hutto & His Hawks w/ Sunnyland Slim – Hawk Squat (Delmark): Here’s an expanded flashback on the power of the raw urban blues being created in Chicago in the 50’s and 60’s.  This raw blues was the sound that resonated in juke joints on […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 5/5/2015

    New Blues News – 5/5/2015 New Blues Adds: Blackburn – Brothers In This World (Electro-Fi): Known as Toronto’s First Family of funk and soul, Blackburn features Duane (organ, vox), Robert (g, vox), Brooke (g, vox), and Cory (d) on a collection of 13 originals and BB King’s Why I Sing The Blues.  Add some bass […]

  • New Blues News – 4/28/2015

    New Blues News – 4/28/2015 New Blues Adds: Isaiah Brunt – Just The Way It Goes (Self-produced): Australian producer and sound man Brunt shares his love of blues with this set of nine original songs featuring his singing and guitar and backup support from bassist Richard Bird, drummer Mark Whitaker, and keyboard player Mike Hood.  […]

  • New Blues News – 4/21/2015

    New Blues News – 4/21/2015 New Blues Adds: Paul Benjaman Band – Something (Horton): This disc is a mix of country and country rock in a lighter musical style than the frequent harder country rock often promoted. The more uptempo songs have more elaborate arrangements and tha tballads are fairly stripped down and focus on […]

  • WTJU Presents Stephane Wrembel at The Southern, April 25

    WTJU is delighted to present guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his band this Saturday night, April 25, at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall in Charlottesville.  Stephane and the band will first stop by WTJU for a visit that afternoon at 4. Rolling Stone Magazine has called him “a revelation”. Woody Allen recruited him to score […]

  • New Blues News – 4/14/2015

    New Blues News – 4/14/2015 New Blues Adds: Slam Allen – Feel These Blues (American Showplace Music):  Veteran blues singer / guitarist / songwriter Allen performs with his own band on this disc after eight years serving as guitarist and vocalist of the James Cotton Blues Band.  Allen’s guitar covers many styles with ease and […]

  • jazz adds april 6, 2015

    ingrid jensen + jason miles.  kind of new.  whaling city sound.   Bold, serious and imaginative tribute to miles davis’ seminal brews from Canadian trumpet virtuoso ingrid jensen collaborating with keyboardist jason miles.  it helps that jensen has spectacular chops and horn aesthetic–as in how to play gentle and strong.  mostly originals, one wayne shorter;  many […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 3/31/2015

    New Blues and Soul News- 3/31/2015 New Blues Adds: A.J. Ghent Band – Live At Terminal West (Blue Corn): Here’s a new hybrid: AJ Ghent plays his strapped-on “Fender-esque” 8-string steel guitar like a merger of Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks and sings like a soulful combination of JC Brooks with a streak of James […]