Posted on November 17, 2017

"It was the joyous, high-energy blues of Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers that inspired the founding of Alligator Records forty-six years ago. They were the roughest, rawest, happiest blues band on the South Side of Chicago, and their albums have become beloved classics. As Hound Dog would say, Let's have some fun!

Katie Webster, the fun-loving, piano-pounding Two-Fisted Mama began rocking the boogie as a youngster at her parents’ home in Houston. She became an in-demand Louisiana studio player while still a teenager, playing on swamp classics by Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester and many more. She toured and recorded with Otis Redding, played solo across Europe, and joined the Alligator family in 1988. Katie cut three unforgettable Alligator albums full of tough blues, soulful ballads, rampaging boogie woogie and her effervescent, saucy personality.

Now every one of their tracks on Alligator is available for download and broadcast from AirPlay Direct."

-Bruce Iglauer, Founder - Alligator Records

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 90+ countries and serves over 42,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

About the Direct Buzz: The Direct Buzz is a quarterly digital music magazine, which operates as a direct portal between your music and artistry to the APD 11,000 radio station members in over 90 countries, the APD 42,000 artist / label members, and the global music industry at large.

For more information on featuring your label, artist or professional music services/equipment company in the Direct Buzz or to provide general music industry content and information, contact Lynda Weingartz, Editor in Chief, at

About Collective Evolution:  Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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