Join me, if you will, for this week’s Bottomless Pit (10 PM EST, WFUV), for an hour long installment of one of the show’s signature occasional feature segments, “A Salute to the Fender Stratocaster”. I’ve been playing one myself, mostly, since 1972, and on the show we’ll hear from some of the people, men and women that is, who’ve helped to make the Stratocaster the iconic American object that it is, namely people like Jim Kipler, Sammy Pruitt, Leni Stern, Bobby Speivak, Pee Wee Crayton, Nile Rodgers, and Thumbs Carllile, just to name a few, plus many others… I promise that it’ll be fun and interesting.
I’m looking forward to this week’s Bottomless Pit; it’ll be a salute to an iconic American artiste, and one of my favorite of all musical practitioners, the tragically late, and phenomenally Great, Curtis Mayfield. Curtis wrote tons of classic hits for artists like Jerry Butler, Major Lance, Aretha Franklin, and many more; during the 1960s he created some of the most quintessential music of the decade with The Impressions, and did the same in the 1970s as a solo artist. This is one of those rare instances when, despite the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, I can do a whole show featuring a single artists’ music, and it’s all transcendent stuff. That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturday night at 10 EST on WFUV.
Marshall’s newest EPs will be available on all digital platforms beginning “Cyber Monday” (December 2). The digital albums will also include a live track as a special bonus. Stay tuned for links!