Country Blues masters Paul Rishell and Annie Raines visit Nine Volt Heart


Paul and Annie are an award winning country blues duo celebrating 25 years together. They are winners of the prestigious WC Handy award as well as Acoustic Blues Album of the Year. They are based in Boston and are making their first visit to Northampton to play a Parlor Session on 2/18. Our conversation touches on both artists’ beginnings in music, their teaching careers at Berklee School of Music, and some of their musical heroes. Listen to our conversation and their music in the following link. Included are the songs, “I Want to Jump and Shout”,”Kansas City Blues” and “Blues on a Holiday”. I’ve also included a cut from Paul Rishell’s previous student and Annie Raines’ collaborator, Susan Tedeschi. We hear their version of Junior Wells’ “Little by Little”. The duo will be appearing at the Parlor Room along with Eli Catlin on Feb 18

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