The Howlin' Brothers come to us from Ithaca, NY by way of Nashville, TN (on their way to shows in Charlotte, Greenville, and Asheville this weekend.) The trio plays a mashup of bluegrass, blues, a touch of jazz, and old-time vaudeville on a variety of stringband instruments plus harmonica. Warren Haynes takes part in their new release Howl, which was produced by Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs.
The Gourds' frontman Kev Russell has had a side project for a few years now, to help provide an outlet for his huge well of material. But to throw in a little curveball, he ends Gulf Coast Museum with a ukulele version of "If You Don't Know Me By Now". Featuring a revolving lineup of Austin talent backing him up, this is Shinyribs' second album ("Poor Peoples' Store" became a WNCW hit from their first.)
Left to right: Ken Shull, CEO St. Luke's Hospital, Dr. Belynda Veser, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Dr. Robert Ratcliffe, Psychiatrist and former Medical Director SLH Center of Behavioral Medicine.
May is Mental Health Month, and perhaps now, more than ever before, this issue of mental health is something that everyone has to deal with concerning someone in his or her family. May is also the month when St. Luke's Hospital shines a light on mental health with a special event. I spoke recently to Becky Brodar, RN and Community Outreach Coordinator for St. Lukes Center for Behavioral Medicine in Columbus, NC.