Fri the 5th on The South Side ~ B'day Tribute to Rick Estrin

Chas Lewis / Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 @ 10:16 p.m. / Music

Rick Estrin

This week on The South Side, it's a birthday blowout in tribute to Rick Estrin, [longtime frontman for Little Charlie & The Nightcats] now front and center with Rick Estrin & the Nightcats. (Alligator Records)  He ranks among the best harmonica players in the blues world and is a brilliant, twisted, songwriter who effortlessly radiates hipster cool with a harp style deeply rooted in tradition, but always pushing the limits.

Tune in from 7 to 10pm for tracks from throughout his career along with the usual mix of classic blues and soul, plus new releases.

Every Friday following The South Side at 10pm, stay tuned for Zen Through Zappa with Scatch for two hours of undiluted Zappa tunes.