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Our 6-String World

Mar 11, 2021 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM


With Pilsbury

This show has 21st Century Blues/Rock & Rock as its foundation but you may hear musicians from genres of Country, Roots, Alternative and others from around the world whose 6-String sound catches my ear. I'll reach back to the 20th Century at times but no matter what, you will hear that good old lead guitar sound! Any comments or suggestions contact me at PilsburyKC@yahoo.com.

Tonight @ Midnight CST on O6SW on KKFI.org and 90.1 fm in K.C. Mo.

*2021 Releases

1st Hour – Joshua T. Merello (KC), Piirainen–Blom-Company (Finland), *Studebaker John (Chicago), Johnathan Martin (South Africa), Piet Botha & Jack Hammer (South Africa), Bad Bob Bates (England), Stephen Dale Petit (USA/England), Orkhan Efendi (Baku, Azerbaijan), Charles Francis Lorain (France), Brandon Miller (KC), *Hell Bruizes (Moscow, Russia).

2nd Hour - Hell Bruizes (Moscow, Russia), *Lovehoney (Brooklyn), *Ally Venable (Kilgore, Texas), *Paralyzed (Germany), Artur Menezes (Brazil), Paul Joseph Blues Project (Florida), Tyler Jakes (Everywhere Man), Thundermother (Sweden) Jackie Treehorn Ave. (Italy), Madre Sun (UK-Brazil), Bad Magick (Argentina), The Eric Tessmer Band (Texas).

Pictured – Studebaker John

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Our 6-String World
12:00 AM
Mark Griggs - Spankin' Plank
Mark Griggs Spankin' Plank
Do It Yaself 2015 MP3 Blues
12:01 AM
Joshua T. Merello - Madre Tierra Comienza de Nuevo (Mother Earth Begins Again)
Joshua T. Merello Madre Tierra Comienza de Nuevo (Mother Earth Begins Again) Joshua T. Merello L
En El Jardín Eterno Desert Bloom Records 2020 MP3 Latin QZMEM2088333


Joshua T. Merello is a national touring classical guitarist, visual artist, and writer from Kansas City, currently based in Albuquerque, NM.

Joshua's music is purely instrumental, allowing listeners to focus inward, on their own minds, amidst the constant noise of the external world. Utilizing only his classical guitar and loop pedal, he blends neo-classical, Latin, and blues stylings into one experience. His ear for melody gives each song a unique voice.

Prior to COVID, Joshua worked with Alzheimer’s residents, focusing on music therapy.

12:04 AM
Matka Bafes Factory 2020 MP3 FIMBA2000014


PIIRAINEN | BLOM | COMPANY was born out of collaboration of two modern day musicians J-P Piirainen, Venla Ilona Blom and folk dancers who were graving deeper connection between folk music and folk dance. They combine acoustic guitar, beat box and dancing creating totally new sound and bringing Finnish folk dances to 2020 era.

Even though using modern sounds and contemporary playing techniques, companys roots are deep in traditional dance music and folk dance of Finland.

There are no separation between musicians and dancers in this company. Only equal artists doing new Finnish folk tradition.

J-P Piirainen - acoustic guitar, guitele

Venla Ilona Blom - beatboxing, vocals

Viivi Maria Saarenkylä - accordion

12:07 AM
Studebaker John & Earl Howell - To Be Real
Studebaker John & Earl Howell To Be Real N
The Resonator Avanti 2021 MP3 Blues



Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in an Italian-American section of Chicago and started playing harmonica at age 7. Under the spell of music he heard on Maxwell Street, Chicago’s famed blues melting pot, Grimaldi began performing as Studebaker John and the Hawks in the ‘70s. The band name referenced the Studebaker Hawk, a car Grimaldi still owns today, and was also intended as a tribute to his friend, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks. John began playing guitar after a life-changing experience of seeing Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers perform. “…Hound Dog started playing, hitting notes that sent chills up and down my spine. He was versatile and powerful and would play rhythm as well as leads. I left there knowing what I wanted to do. I had to play slide guitar.”

12:13 AM
Johnathan Martin - Save This Light
Johnathan Martin Save This Light
Into the Nebulous Night Johnathan Martin 2020 MP3


Johnathan Martin is a musician from Gauteng, South Africa. A songwriter/ performer/guitarist/ cellist/ pianist/ and vocalist.On the road for many years alongside the enigmatic and legendary ‘Piet Botha’, JM’s songs are haunting/evolutionary.

12:17 AM
Piet Botha & Jack Hammer - Suitcase Vol Winter (Live)
Piet Botha & Jack Hammer Suitcase Vol Winter (Live)
13 Towns, Vol.2 (Live) Vonk Musiek 2020 MP3 ZAQR42004334

In 1984 he co-founded the Blues Rock group Jack Hammer which was more than just a band, it was a collective of musicians that somehow survived the strange machinery that is the South African music industry and produced some sterling original albums over the years.

During the 1990’s Jack Hammer opened for Deep Purple and Uriah Heep on their “Masters of Rock” tour and were also privileged to be the supporting act for ZZ Top (one of Botha’s prime influences) on their South African tour.

12:24 AM
Bad Bob Bates - Sundown in Santa Cruz
Bad Bob Bates Sundown in Santa Cruz
Deadbeat 2020 MP3



Bad Bob Bates is a veteran North East England musician and lives on the banks of the river Tyne in an old stone house to the west of Newcastle/Gateshead.

Tyneside (UK) based solo/duo/band performer - a mix of foot stompin' solo workouts and band pieces, ranging from full on dirty blues to Americana ballads that’ll have you crying in your beer. Add some garage blues and a touch of rock for good measure, and you're away. You'll also find some older recordings here (OCC) and a bit of duo work (OCS).

12:28 AM
The Stone Coyotes - Odessa
The Stone Coyotes Odessa The Stone Coyotes
Church of the Falling Rain Red Cat Records 1998 MP3 Rock USHM90530540


Played during comments

12:32 AM
Stephen Dale Petit - Roxie's Song
Stephen Dale Petit Roxie's Song Stephen Dale Petit
2020 Visions 333 Records 2020 MP3 GBSEK1820203


Sometimes we are fortunate enough to witness the birth of a new Prophet, and the Epiphany of an emerging generation. On a blazing hot summer's day at the High Voltage Festival, such an Epiphany took place. On the small, kicking', religiously funky Ace Cafe Stage, defiantly outlawed between The Wall of Death and the hard-core Harley misfits, Stephen Dale Petit came of age. Somewhere in the dark past, this recovered addict, with the dead pan stare and the faraway eyes was chosen - the baton was passed… And the rest will be history. Who knows where it came from - maybe one of his heavy friends or famous admirers - Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Jeff Beck - they all know this kid's in town, but he needs no superstar endorsement. The music does the talking in the world of new blues… but he got that baton from somewhere…

12:35 AM
Orkhan Efendi - Imaginary Portrait
Orkhan Efendi Imaginary Portrait Orkhan Efendi
Release Yourself Orkhan Efendi 2020 MP3 Blues USX9P2015330


“Leaving the heritage to the world in any kind is what makes us perpetually alive”

Orkhan Efendi is an indie blues rock musician and songwriter. He has started to record his original songs since 2014 following to begin to perform on the stages in 2018. Efendi’s main genres are blues, blues rock, rock’n roll, rock ballads, progressive rock, but always with the combination of diversified styles and eastern elements.

On an educational side, Orkhan has graduated 7-years music school specialized with piano before starting to learn guitar at the age of 18, followed by constant self-development process.

Orkhan Efendi’s voice timbre is bass-baritone, being more close to the bass and he is using bell-canto features in singing as well.

12:42 AM
Charles Francois Lorain - Farwest
Charles Francois Lorain Farwest
Obviously 2019 MP3
12:47 AM
Brandon Miller - Dirt to Stone
Brandon Miller Dirt to Stone Brandon Miller L
Virtue and Vice Brandon Miller 2020 MP3 Rock TCAEX2002050


With musical influences such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa, he says “they are all extremely talented at their instrument, Warren and Clapton are incredible songwriters.”

Miller truly holds his own candle among the few able to truly speak through his instrument and is impossible to be stylistically confined to Rock, Country, Roots, Americana.

“Living in the moment and connecting with the audience. If you can’t connect with the audience at a show, what’s the point in having a show? You have to be able to take them to a place to forget about what is happening in their life. I want them to hear great songs and walk away from a great guitar show.”

12:54 AM
Hell Bruizes - You Don't Get It
Hell Bruizes You Don't Get It Hell Bruizes
Speak of the Devil Hell Bruizes 2021 MP3 Rock USCGH2198935
12:58 AM
Queens of the Stone Age - Regular John
Queens of the Stone Age Regular John Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age Rekords Rekords 1988 MP3 Alternative GBCEL1001083

Played during comments

1:00 AM
Hell Bruizes - Dead Morning
Hell Bruizes Dead Morning Hell Bruizes
On Your Knees Hell Bruizes 2018 MP3 Rock USHM21827648
1:04 AM
Lovehoney - Sandman Night
Lovehoney Sandman Night Lovehoney N
Lovehoney 630274 Records DK2 2021 MP3 R&B/Soul QZFZ42117199
1:08 AM
Lovehoney - Little Soldier
Lovehoney Little Soldier Lovehoney N
Lovehoney 630274 Records DK2 2021 MP3 R&B/Soul QZFZ42117204
1:10 AM
Ally Venable - Hard Change
Ally Venable Hard Change Ally Venable N
Heart of Fire Ruf Records GmbH 2021 MP3 Blues DEFR12100006

This is no time for faint hearts. The pandemic might have silenced the music scene, shuttered the live circuit and divided artists from their fans. But with Heart Of Fire, Texas’s favourite new gunslinger Ally Venable is coming off the ropes swinging. Defying dark times and rolling up the amps, this fourth release from the acclaimed singer-songwriter is a record to rattle your speakers and signpost better times ahead. “My vision was to really spread a positive message of love,” says Venable. “The world needs that right now.”

1:14 AM
Paralyzed - Golden Days (feat. Daniel Schlör)
Paralyzed Golden Days (feat. Daniel Schlör) Paralyzed N
Paralyzed Turtle Records 2020 MP3 Rock DEVN62000166


PARALYZED is a German rock band from Bamberg, founded in spring 2019. Their retro style incorporating blues rock and stoner rock is compared to bands of the 1970s hard rock era. The members Michael Binder (guitar and vocals), Caterina Böhner (guitar), Philipp Engelbrecht (bass) and Florian Thiele (drums) were moved by the legacy of giants such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, and quickly recorded their first EP „Hidden Sun“ in September 2019.

1:19 AM
Artur Menezes - Fight for Your Love
Artur Menezes Fight for Your Love Artur Menezes
Fading Away VizzTone 2020 CD Blues QZC962000005


Artur Menezes is an indie artist taking the blues rock scene by storm! As a highly energetic guitarist, singer and songwriter, Art impresses the crowds with his feeling and showmanship. Although very much influenced by blues, he crosses genres with psychedelic rock, funk and brazilian rhythms such as “baião”, creating his own voice and sound, which has been attracting younger audiences and helping to keep the blues alive.

Based in Los Angeles, the brazilian artist is making his name playing around US, promoting his latest album “Keep Pushing” (4th album) and his new single / music video “Fight for Your Love”.

1:23 AM
Paul Joseph Blues Project - There's a Storm in My Way
Paul Joseph Blues Project There's a Storm in My Way
Paul Joseph Blues Project Paul Joseph 2020 MP3
1:27 AM
Catfish - The Root of All Evil
Catfish The Root of All Evil Catfish
Burning Bridges Catfish 2019 MP3 Blues UKSUA1900004

Played during comments

1:29 AM
Tyler Jakes - Maxxximum Shimmmy
Tyler Jakes Maxxximum Shimmmy Tyler Jakes
Rock N' Roll Pariah Skulltrax 2020 MP3 Rock USL4Q2083490



Tyler Jakes is an independent singer-songwriter/producer with an eclectic variety of influences ranging from garage rock to folk to punk to blues. His music has appeared on TV shows such as Deadliest Catch and Survivor, and his songs have charted multiple times in the Top 20 on U.S. terrestrial radio stations. Pulse magazine says, "Jakes is intent on laying down some truly dirty rock and roll."

1:33 AM
Thundermother - Somebody Love Me
Thundermother Somebody Love Me Thundermother
Heat Wave 2020 MP3 Hard Rock DEU601908750


Thundermother don’t just play rock’n’roll. Thundermother are rock’n’roll!
Heat Wave” (release 31st July, 2020), the title of the fourth Thundermother album is as succinct as the message from the Swedish high voltage rock’n’rollers: “Be ready, Thundermother will come over you like a sound heat wave! We sweep you away with our sound energy. And our goal is nothing less than Rock ‘n’ Roll World Domination! “
Thundermother have big plans with a solid foundation. The Thundermother sound on the new album “Heat Wave” is even groovier, fatter and presents 13 tracks with an absolute catchy tune. “Heat Wave” that reveals the full potential of the four exceptional musicians. The special mix that Thundermother create on this album appeals to fans of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, punk and heavy metal alike.
1:37 AM
Jackie Treehorn Ave. - Lysergic Holiday
Jackie Treehorn Ave. Lysergic Holiday Jackie Treehorn Ave.
Nervous Breakdown Blues 2020 MP3 Blues TCAEP2055205


Jackie Treehorn Ave. are:

Tom Warren - Guitars and Vocals

Selena Wallace - Bass and Vocals

Drugo Lebowski - Drums

All Songs written and produced by Jackie Treehorn Ave.

All lyrics by Tom Warren except "The Long Black Veil" originally written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkins

1:43 AM
Madre Sun - Trick Up the Sleeve
Madre Sun Trick Up the Sleeve
The Speed of Light - EP Wikimetal 2020 MP3 BRWKM2000023

Madre Sun is a Rock ‘n’ Roll band from London/UK.

Eduardo Cavina - Vocal/Bass

Tyson Schenker - Guitar

Matt Cavina - Backing Vocal/Guitar

1:47 AM
Bad Magick - Coming Back
Bad Magick Coming Back
Superstition EP Venado Records 2020 MP3 Rock


Debut EP for Buenos Aires´s Bad Magick, included all three previously released singles plus "Venus In Force" (Hellacopters cover), previously released in "Southamerica to the Max - A Tribute to Hellacopters".

Occult rock with an scandinavian feeling for fans of Blue Oyster Cult, Coven, Alice Cooper, Lucifer, Pentagram, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Kadavar and all rock´n´roll!

released August 14, 2020

BAD MAGICK - Superstition EP

Recorded and mixed during 2019 at FDM Studio & Studio 42, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bad Magick is:

Lucien Kurgan: Vocals

Leander: Guitar, backing vocals

Ger Motherfckr: Guitar, backing vocals

Topo: Bass

Nicko: Drums

1:50 AM
The Eric Tessmer Band - Buttons and Threads
The Eric Tessmer Band Buttons and Threads
Green Diamond Record Union 2010 CD Rock


Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences’ attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.