ROCKWiRED.COM'S LATEST EDiTiON OF JAZZED AND BLUE PRESENTS: THE MULTiMEDiA EXTRAVAGANCE OF THE KiNG HAT REViEW AND MUSiC FROM DEE DEE BRiDGEWATER, VERONNEAU AND TRACY NELSON
(Published: August 22, 2011)
The latest edition of Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz is now available for download at Rockwired.com and features an exclusive interview with Bobby Bragg of The King Hat Review regarding their exciting multimedia production which details the history of American music through song and dance. In this opening segment, Bragg discusses the inspiration behind the project, working with co-creator Johnny Williamson and their plans for an all out, tour de force production. The second half of this edition of Jazzed and Blue will feature music from such jazz and blues artists as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tracy Nelson, Jane Badler, Veronneau, The Dangling Success and more. "Listeners have really taken a liking to the free form segment of the show and quite honestly so have I." says Jazzed and Blue host Brian Lush. "It's a real treat to end a long week with a show like this and to kick back and listen to some great music."
"The King Hat Review" is a multimedia stage musical extravaganza that tells the amazing story of American popular music and traces its origins and history from where and when it all started. In the blues and folk blues that emanated from porches, bayou docks & juke joints in the Deep South. With the help of a handful of crazy pioneer DJs it spread all over the US and the world and has become the music we know and love today. Conceptualized and written by Bobby Bragg and Johnny Williamson, the idea to do this project began about 5 years ago and the writing began about 2 years ago. The show is a huge production with an amazing band, singers, dancers and video artists. It is a multimedia production with giant projection screens, stunning sets, special stage effects and hot choreography that all come together to take the audience on the historical journey of American popular music, the artists, their songs and the personal stories of how the DJs of each era discovered them and introduced them to the world.
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