Author: Ishmael Katz

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Tonight is  the final installment of ‘Chosen’ the acoustic novel by Brian Smalley followed by more Acoustic Blues from the Mississippi Delta with artists like Charley Patton and Bukkha White. Drop into Dockery Farms and speed by the dreaded Parchment Farms.  Don’t know what I mean?  Drop in for a listen and find out…….peace, Ish […]

This Wednesday’s show will be covering two parts of the blues music arena.  There will be the Mississippi Delta segment which features all men and Classic Female Blues that will feature only women.    For the month of February (Black History Month) :  In cooperation with local colleges, WSLR will be airing a special segment […]

Join me as we explore country blues in Memphis and Mississippi and celebrate Groundhog’s Day a week early.

Please join me as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr through song .  So many styles, artists and themes connected to this Civil Rights leader.

Join me Wed. Dec 16 from 7-9 pm .  ‘Rock n’ Roll, Soothe My Soul’: songs that helped me while I grieved in Hamburg for the loss of Katharina, my love, who passed away in June. ’Johnson and James’: blues and ragtime See you on the air….social-distancing at its best. No mask required.

ishmael katz <ishmaelkatz@gmail.com> 5:10 PM (0 minutes ago) Howdy friends and neighbors…Electricity returns to the air Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 alternating weeks with my buddy, James Hawkins, who does ‘Acoustic Waves’ the other Wednesdays in the same time slot.  Hope you will listen in on 96.5 LPFM WSLR Community Radio and www.wslr.org.  Remember shows are archived for […]

I will be in the studio wiping everything down and sharing music and stories from artists who were on the Elektra and Vanguard Labels.There are a lot of great ones and some interesting bands made up of musicians who later became famous in a different group.    Shows are archived for 2 weeks  : on the […]

Join me from the comfort of your homes or personal transportation vehicles while I venture out into the Covid-19 world to bring you music. The theme is Colours. Blues is not a color though there will be some blues artists. The color has to be in the title and they are not all primary colors […]

For ‘The United States of Americana’ show.  Rootsy, raggy, rockin’, rollin’ and rowdy The Band, Holy Modal Rounders, Allman Brothers, Chris Smither, John Hiatt, Randy Newman, Little Feat, Jesse Winchester, Youngbloods, Lovin’ Spoonful and Jim Kweskin Jug Band.

Join Ishmael and Kate as we journey through Europe with some of the music we have listened to during our travels. Check out artists you may be hearing for the first time but known across the pond.


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