Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Live at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival in Tampa, Florida

Wed. 12/22: Rooted in the swamp blues tradition indigenous to his Baton Rouge environs, Garner brings a contemporary sensibility and witty composing skills to his craft.

Magic Slim & the Teardrops proudly uphold the tradition of what a Chicago blues band should sound like. Their emphasis on ensemble playing and a humongous repertoire that allegedly ranges upwards of a few hundred songs give the towering guitarist's live performances an endearing off-the-cuff quality: you never know what obscurity he'll pull out of his oversized hat next. And our guest host Cybill Shepherd tells us more about Women in the Blues.