Blues Break

Danielle Nicole is one of the brightest rising stars of the blues. She sings with soulful chops. She writes songs ath are smart and emotional about love and life. She plays bass in her trio with guitarist Brandon Miller and her brother, drummer Chris Schnebelen. “Hot Spell,” one of the songs on her newest album, Cry No More, is a first recording of a song by legendary songwriter Bill Withers.  She sang (and told the story of) that song and played several of her own songs when she came to The Blues Break on WBGO.

 

Iron City is the group of guitarist Charlie Apicella. They play soul jazz (and more) in the spirit of groovemaster and Hammond B-3 organist Jack McDuff. One Night Only ls the group’s newest album, a tribute to McDuff that includes Brother Jack’s “Dink’s Blues” — one of the tunes they played on The Blues Break. Radam Schwartz, a longtime friend of WBGO, played the station’s own Hammond organ, joined by saxophonist George Ghee and drummer Alan Korzin.