SHOW 105: SEP 01-SEP 06, 2017
Joe Nosek is a Wisconsin based harmonica ace and songwriter from Chicago who founded and fronts Chicago’s favorite houserocking party band, the Cash Box Kings. Over the years’ members have included an all-star cast of top-notch players from Oscar “Mr. 43rd St” Wilson, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith to Billy Flynn and the late Barrelhouse Chuck. Their recent smash hit album, ‘Royal Mint’ is the debut studio effort on Chicago’s famed Alligator records following a string of critically acclaimed releases on the Blind Pig record label. Nosek is a self-described blues fanatic who spent his youth soaking up blues music. He took up the harmonica during his teens and quickly cultivated his own aggressive, fluid style.