HOT Summer Tour : James Hunter and Chris Isaak

July 10, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Photo by Chris Ramirez

A few weeks ago I caught James Hunter as he tore through an absolutely smoldering set of his horn infused soul music at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia (listen here). With a sound reminiscient of people like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Jackie Wilson, his live show is a party not to be missed as James pours 110% into every performance. His latest disc, The Hard Way is easily among the best of 2008 so far. As if that wasn’t good enough, James is teaming up with Chris Isaak, an amazing showman himself, in what is sure to be one of the hottest double bills of the summer. Check it out when it heads your way, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes because this one will be impossible to not get up and shake your thing to.

James Hunter – Jacqueline
Buy The Hard Way

Chris Isaak – Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Buy Forever Blue

James Hunter/Chris Isaak Summer Tour (All dates with Chris Isaak unless otherwise noted):
August 7 Denver, CO Botanic Gardens
August 8 Boulder, CO Chautaugua Auditorium
August 9 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ George Thorogood and Buddy Guy)
August 10 San Jose, CA San Jose Jazz Festival (Headlining)
August 13 Minneapolis, MN Zoo Amphitheater
August 15 Chicago, IL Venue TBA (Headlining)
August 16 Lisle, IL Morton Arboretum
August 17 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Music Festival
August 20 New York, NY Nokia Theater
August 21 Vienna, VA Wolftrap
August 23 Burlington, VT The Higher Ground (Headlining)
August 24 Bridgeport, CT The Klein Memorial Auditorium
August 26 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
August 28 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
August 29 Westbury, NY Westbury Music Theater
August 30 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater (Headlining)


Christmas Song Of The Day 24

December 24, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Another freedom of choice edition today, a couple versions of Blue Christmas. California style from Chris Isaak and the classic version from Elvis Presley. Good luck with any last minute shopping you may have to do today.

Day 24-A: Chris Isaak – Blue Christmas
Buy Christmas
Day 24-B: Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
Buy Elvis Presley Collection : Christmas

LAST DAY to enter the holiday cd giveaway. THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who’s left comments and sent emails so far I’ll be picking winner tomorrow morning. Just comment or send me an email to with “Xmas Contest” in the subject to enter. Happy Holidays !

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5 On A Friday : Summer Party Time !

May 25, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Memorial Day, it’s the first big holiday weekend of the summer in the US. Perfect time for a party

1: Chris Isaak – Let’s Have A Party
Buy Best Of
2: Sam Cooke – Having A Party
Buy Greatest Hits
3: Cody Chesnutt – The World Is Coming To My Party
Buy The Headphone Masterpiece
4: Pink – Get The Party Started
Buy Missundaztood
5: Kings Of Leon – My Party
Buy Because Of The Times