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Twenty-five years ago, Tom Forst sold his soul to the devil and became a corporate executive. At the height of his career, nine years ago, he reclaimed his soul and quit it all to play the blues. Tom "The Suit" Forst was born. Chasing the Blues Podcast began in 2019 with 50 weekly episodes of Season One - sharing interesting stories of the original bluesmen, the pioneers of the art form, as told through personal interviews with players from around the world: some famous in their own right, recording and touring artists, veteran sidemen, and rising new talent. Season Two picks up where Season One left off, with new special features, contests and giveaways, and as always, featured interviews with blues payers from around the world. Hear their stories, and what inspired them to play the blues, and where they are taking the blues in their own careers for the blues fans of today, and tomorrow to enjoy. Stay tuned for a new episode every week (Now broadcasting every Thursday - Starting April 16, 2020) wherever podcasts are available to stream and download. Chasing the Blues is proudly sponsored by Blues Festival Guide, which Bobby Rush calls the "road map to the blues." Look for them online at www.BluesFestivalGuide.com Chasing the Blues is also sponsored and produced by Factory Underground Studio in Norwalk, CT.
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In this episode we discuss one of the most famous stories in Blues history: Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil! We move beyond the basics and go into the lesser known aspects of this enigmatic blues man's life.
In this episode we move forward in Blues history and discuss Johnny Winter with special guest: Paul Nelson! Paul Nelson is the Grammy winning producer/ guitarist for Johnny Winter (he also produced Tom's album, On Fire). Tune in to hear all about the man who helped spread the Blues to a whole new generation. Learn more about us on chasingthebluespodcast.com and connect with us on twitter and instagram @chasingbluespod.
This week we brought on a very special guest co-host, Christine Ohlman, to talk about blues legend Eddie Kirkland. Christine rose to fame when she became the lead vocalist of the Saturday Night Live Band. Since then she has released her own albums and has collaborated with icons like Eddie Kirkland, Ian Hunter, and Big Al Anderson.Keep up to date by following us on twitter @chasingbluespod and learn more on our website: https://www.chasingthebluespodcast.com/
This week we talked to the amazing Anthony Gomes! We covered everything from B.B. King to the origins of the word tradition. Learn more about Anthony here: https://www.anthonygomes.com/Connect to host, Tom Forst on twitter, instagram, and facebook: @tomthesuitforst Connect to Chasing The Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod and visit our website: www.chasingthebluespodcast.com
This week we talk about one of the best blues harmonica player, Sonny Boy Williamson, with special guest Roharpo! Roharpo is an award winning harmonica player based out of California. You can learn more about him on his website: https://www.roharpoblues.com/Stay tuned through the end of the episode to hear Tom The Suit Forst's new single, "Cross Your Border" Connect to chasing the blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week Host, Tom Forst, talks with blues guitar player Mike Zito. They talk about 70s blues, slide guitar, and tattoos. Connect with Mike Zito here: https://www.mikezito.com/Connect to chasing the blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week host, Tom The Suit Forst, talked with Andy Morrison about Chris Bergson. Andy is the owner of The Wing Agency and has been professionally involved in the music scene since 1972. Chris is a blues musician who has been called, “...one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music.” He has shared the stage with musicians like B.B. King, Norah Jones, and Etta James. Like Tom, Chris is an inductee of the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Find Chasing the Blues on twitter @chasingbluespodcast or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.com You can connect to Tom on twitter @tomthesuitforstFind Andy at www.thewingagency.comLearn more about Chris at: http://www.chrisbergson.com
This week Tom The Suit Forst discusses the amazing Django Reinhardt! He is not a typical Blues player but his Jazz guitar playing influenced countless Blues musicians. Connect to chasing the blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This is a special episode as host, Tom The Suit Forst, recorded this while on tour in China! He talked with Robin Liu, a blues musician based out of China, about the Blues scene there.Find Chasing the Blues on twitter @chasingbluespodcast or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.com You can connect to Tom on twitter @tomthesuitforst or his website: www.tomthesuitforst.com Check out his facebook page for amazing photos from his China tour: https://www.facebook.com/tomthesuitforst/?ref=br_rs
This week we talked with Blues musician Seth Rosenbloom about the great Elmore James! Seth is an awesome blues guitarist and vocalist. His next album, "Keep on Turning," is coming out on January 18, 2019! Learn more about him here: http://www.sethrosenbloom.com/Connect to chasing the blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week we talk with 19-year-old Texan Blues Guitarist, Ally Venable, about Stevie Ray Vaughan. She is touring all over the world before the release of her next album (produced by Mike Zito) in March! Learn more about her here: http://www.allyvenableband.comConnect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week we talk with Bluesman Mike Francis about blues legend Tony McPhee. Learn more about Mike on his website: https://bit.ly/2Rd8Deh Listen until the end of the podcast to hear Mike's song, "The Fire Goes Out" about the final days of Warren Zevon.Connect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week we talk with radio host, Pat Calamari about Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Pat interviewed Billy Gibbons many times and shares some exclusive stories on the podcast! You can learn more about Pat on Facebook, instagram, and twitter @PatsSoundbytes. Connect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.comListen through to the end of the episode to hear Tom's song "Consolation Man"
This week host Tom The Suit Forst talks with Victoria Ginty and Mike Ivey about legendary blues rockers, The Allman Brothers! Learn more about Victoria on her website: www.victoriagintyandladyhawke.comConnect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.comListen through to the end of the episode to hear Victoria Ginty's song, "Unfinished Business"
This weeks we talked with the incomparable, Dana Fuchs, about blues legend, Otis Redding! Learn more about her on her website: www.danafuchs.com Listen through to the end of the episode to hear Tom Forst's song, "Walk Away!"Connect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week we talk with an icon of modern blues, Joe Louis Walker! He is a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner. He's been a part of the blues world since the 1960s and has played with legends like John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix! Learn more about Joe on his website: www.joelouiswalker.comListen through to the end of the episode to hear Tom Forst's song, "Play Like the King." Connect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.com Connect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week Tom Forst talked with blues player Jonathon Long. Jonathon was crowned Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” in the competition for #1 Unsigned Blues Guitarist in America and is currently signed to Samantha Fish's label! Learn more about him on his website: www.jonathonlongmusic.comConnect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.com Connect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
Tune in to hear a fantastic interview recorded with Brigitte Purdy at the International Blues Challenge! We talk about Brigitte's awesome career and women in blues. Learn more about her on her website: www.brigittepurdy.netConnect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week we talked to Sugaray Rayford, a blues vocalist who was nominated for two awards at the 40th annual Blues Music Awards in 2019. The two nominations are: Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. Learn more about him on his website: www.sugarayrayford.comConnect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
This week we talked with Regina Bonelli about blues legend Big Mama Thornton! Regina is an amazing blues musician whose vocals, songwriting and keyboard playing have garnered worldwide attention! Learn more about her on her website: http://www.reginabonelli.com/Connect to Chasing the Blues on twitter: @chasingbluespod or on our website www.chasingthebluespodcast.comConnect to the host, Tom Forst on twitter and instagram @tomthesuitforst or his website www.tomthesuitforst.com
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Marc Alan

Really enjoying this series!

Oct 6th
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