Elvin’s a pretty unassuming guy. But, get him talking about his 1959 Gibson ES-345, the one he calls “Red Dog,” and he’ll perk right up. We talked about his new CD, and how he picked some of the cover tunes.
He also filled us in on the annual “Blues Cruise” which he is a part of (along with Irma Thomas, Johnny AND Edgar Winter, and Los Lobos) in October. I also had him give us a list of 3 essential blues albums to cut your teeth on. His interview will air Tuesday, May 11th at 9pm EDT and be available for streaming anytime after that.