Ellen Rocco's latest music picks

Here's what NCPR station manager and host of The Blue Note, Ellen Rocco, has been listening to lately.

Igor Prado Band and Delta Groove All Stars
WAY DOWN SOUTH
Crazy good blues with artists like Kim Wilson, Mud Morganfield, Rod Piazza and, of course, guitarist/singer Igor Prado. Topnotch!

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
THE GOSPEL ALBUM (also, SO DELICIOUS! and BETWEEN THE DITCHES).
Just discovered this group. Like all three cds, but the gospel album is my favorite.

Duke Robillard
THE ACOUSTIC BLUES & ROOTS OF DUKE ROBILLARD
Love this album—perfect acoustic blues, with Duke joined on various tracks by friends like Jerry Portnoy (one of the best contemporary blues harpists), Maria Muldaur, Matt McCabe and Mark Teixeira.

Danielle Nicole
WOLF DEN
Danielle is the amazing vocalist with Trampled Under Foot. This is a solo outing, produced by Anders Osborne and mostly featuring songs written by Danielle. She has the pipes, for sure.

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