|Planet D Nonet|
Recordings by several Detroit acts are currently on the Michigan: Roots Radio Airplay Chart posted by Roots Music Report.
“Blues Nation” (BMB Records), by Luther Badman Keith, is ranked No. 4 and the top blues album currently on the chart.
Planet D Nonet has two recordings currently charting: “Blowin’ Away the Blues” at No. 6 and “Blowin’ Away the Blues (Vol. 2)” at No. 9. Both are on Eastlawn Records.
Planet D Nonet, with guest vocalist Dan Devins, is having an EP release party for "Blowin Away the Blues (Vol. 2)" from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Oak Park Public Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd.
The EP contains jump blues and other blues-related party music. Devins, on loan from the Back Door Blues Band, delivers four tracks by the likes of T-Bone Walker and Louis Jordan. Trombonist John “T-Bone” Paxton sings one by Louis Jordan as well. A swinging R&B baritone sax/ trombone instrumental rounds out the set.
Other members of Planet D Nonet include Justin Jozwiak, Jim Holden, Joshua James, James O’Donnell, Kenny Robinson, Dave Gadd, Bill MacLeod and RJ Spangler.
Johnnie Bassett’s “The Gentleman is Back” (Sly Dog Records) is charting at No. 8. Others on the chart include Motor City Josh with “Forty Four – A Tribute to Howlin’ Wolf” (Ford Music Co.) at No. 11, Pete Anderson’s “Even Things Up” (Little Dog) at No. 12, David Gerald’s fine “Hell and Back” (David Gerald Enterprises) at No. 13, and Mr. B’s Joybox Express Quartet with “Mr. B’s Joybox Express Quartet Live!” (Megawave) at No. 14.
Roots Music Report compiles radio airplay data reported online from radio station DJs around the globe that play all forms of roots music, so that each week you can see which independent artists are being played the most, by what stations and where the artists call home.
To see the Michigan chart, click here.
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