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CATFISH KEITH

Put on a Buzz

2012-06-17

You probably never heard of Keith Kozacik [pronounced Ko-zah-chick], but all WYCE programmers ought to know Catfish Keith, since this is his 14th recording and the station has most all of them. Catfish grew up in the Midwest and was early on captured by blues music and wanted to make his living playing these tunes. He got his name while spending time on the crew of a Virgin Islands sailboat, from a West Indian lobster diving partner who, after seeing him swim, dubbed him "Catfish-Swimmin'-Around" and "Catfish-Steel-Guitar-Man." Catfish is a two-time W.C. Handy winner and a member of the Blues Music Hall of Fame and strums, growls, sings, hums and toe taps his way through another set split pretty evenly between originals and blues chestnuts from the like of Leadbelly and Bukka White. On this record, he also records his background vocals; he's pretty pleased about that. Check out "On a Monday," "Paying For It Now," "Can't Be Undone" and another version of the unique classic "Hawaiian Cowboy." Listen with much joy. 06/12 Michael J.

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