While most of the U.S. is sweltering this August, the SF Bay Area is swathed in fog. Thus, we get the blues.

Mississippi Fred McDowell is the new oldie favorite... we've been listening to his 1959 recordings of wicked country blues. Check out his version of "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning".

Leadbelly is in the house this summer, and "Bottle Up and Go" is the go-to song.

For the folks in the toastier states this summer, we recommend John Lee Hooker's "Burning Hell" album. In its entirety.

And finally, you don't need to know anything about him... what he looks like, how old (or young) he is... where he's been or who he's played with or his geneology... it will all be clear the second you hear Eric Bibb's delta blues. Go hear his podcast! And also look out for the song "Saucer 'n Cup".