innovator

This week we have the highly anticipated Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul in a live performance captured at the Levitt Shell. Brian Owens comes to us from his hometown of St Louis, our Mississippi River cousin to the north. Much like our rivertown neighbor to the south, New Orleans, it’s a city long associated with the sounds of the African American created genres of blues, jazz, gospel, and soul. He recently released an album called Soul of Cash… a soulful reimagining of works from Memphis music icon Johnny Cash’s catalog. 

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, it's "Made In America," a new album from saxophonist Bobby Watson, who offers music honoring several African-American leaders and innovators, whose great achievements may not be well-known to the public at large, including a highly successful businesswoman and philanthropist (Madam C. J. Walker), a guitarist (Grant Green - we'll also hear from him as well), and a famed officer of the law (Bass Reeves).