Before the year plays out, I need to correct a major injustice. One of my favorite people working the music scene today is Atlanta’s own Francine Reed, a national treasure living right here in town. For some reason, I’ve never featured her on Friday Night Travelin’ Music, so I’m taking the opportunity to do so now. Ms. Reed often tours with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, which backs her up here as she performs the classic “Wild women Don’t Get the Blues,” written by Ida Cox, another Georgia girl and blues queen who never got her full due.
Take the time to enjoy, and if you see Francine Reed listed as playing somewhere within reach, do yourself a favor and go.
Happy New Year, y’all!