Paul Speidel Looks Back On 20 Years Of Blues With 'Gratitude'

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For 20 years, Newton guitarist Pail Speidel has mixed blues with rock, jazz and funk. Now the Chicago native is celebrating two decades of music with a new album called "Gratitude," which he talks about with WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer.

The Paul Speidel Band will be performing Wednesday night at Scullers Jazz Club, along with special guests David Maxwell, Toni Lynn Washington and Sax Gordon.


Paul Speidel, guitar.

Ed Spargo, bass.

Toni Lynn Washington, vocals.


Radio Boston: Boston’s Own ‘Queen Of The Blues’

  • "Toni Lynn Washington is a 74-year-old blues singer whose career spans four decades. She’s a multiple W.C. Handy Award nominee, and has been called 'Boston’s Queen of the Blues.'"

This segment aired on November 25, 2014.

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Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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