Uncork The Blues: Mindi Abair’s CD Release is a Toast to Spring
By Lynn Orman Weiss Combining blues and booze is like spring and flowers – they bring happiness and joy to the soul. During the pandemic, Can’t Stop The Blues Livestream brought together a beautiful community by producing concerts featuring artists from around the world with audiences watching worldwide. The broadcasts into our homes, along with pre-show and post-show “meet & greets” in real time, has kept blues lovers sane.
Tuesday night’s show, Mindi Abair’s Wine + Music Sessions is addictive – it’s one of the CSTB’s that’s hard to miss – or if you miss any of it you want to go back and watch it again. The best part is uncorking a bottle of wine and chillaxing on Mindi’s Hollywood backporch with her A-list guests. Guests have included, Rick Estrin, Rick Braun, Melanie Taylor (Aerosmith), Peter White, Casey Abrams, Patrick Bradley and most recently, rockantaur Bill Champlin.
“Good Day For The Blues” is the mantra for Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers and they’ll have a good day April 9th when they do their first livestream, full-band concert at 5pm PDT on Alert The Globe to celebrate her new release, The Best of Mindi Abair. Mindi will be playing her biggest hits including the debut of her brand new single, “April,” all part of the 19-song collection.
Adding a sweet note to Mindi’s performances is the PSA, “Drinking with Eric,” an intermission about the wine and her charitable endeavor. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need including financial, medical and personal emergencies. Her special wine offer this week in support of MusiCares was sold out in 24 hours!
Mindi is a two-time Grammy nominee and serves as a trustee for the L.A. chapter. In 2018, Mindi and the Boneshakers won 8 independent Blues Music Awards for “Pretty Good For A Girl” featuring Joe Bonamassa. In 2019 she was nominated for “Best Instrumentalist: Horn” for the Blues Music Awards.