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Interview With Al Chesis Of The Delta Sonics

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This episode features an interview with Al Chesis from The Delta Sonics. Chesis has played in Colorado since the mid-1980s after moving to Denver from Washington, D.C. He played in the Mojo-Matics for five years, opening shows for Albert Collins, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Canned Heat, and others.

The Delta Sonics music takes a Chicago Blues base and seasons it with Swing, Delta, N'awlins R&B, and some early Rock n' Roll. They were Westword's best blues band in Denver for the last six of eight years. The band made the semi-finals in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis 2012. The band has also played in Kansas City, St. Louis, and New Orleans, among other cities.

On this episode of Backstage Jazz, you'll also hear selections from Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, and Ed Cherry. The two-hour radio program features music from legends to the latest releases and musician interviews.

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