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Mary Elwell (Sister Mary)

Blues with a Twist / Co-Host with Jeanne Kelly

Originally from Alabama, Sister Mary has now been in Florida for 50 years.  In 2003, she started volunteering at WFIT  during the fund drives.  One Saturday, she volunteered during the Saturday Blues show.  This led to her helping out with the Playlists on the the Blues Shows.  In 2012, she started as the co-Host with Jeanne Kelly on Blues with A Twist .  Sister Mary acquired her love for the Blues from her Dad who loved Swing / Jump Blues.  Sister Mary has fond memories of doing the jitterbug with her Dad in their living room.  According to Sister Mary, the main reason she started volunteering at WFIT was because she loved the blues shows so much.  Now, she is able to create her own playlists and really loves doing it.  She's also had a wonderful time in helping other WFIT DJs create Playlists for their shows.  Since the other WFIT DJs have been doing this for such a long time, it’s wonderful to see them build their Playlists.  Sister Mary also enjoys being a roving DJ and having the opportunity to sit in on the other DJ’s shows. If there’s a special Blues song you want to hear, chances are it’s in Sister Mary's library.  Send her an email at m_woolley@bellsouth.net and she'll see what she can do for you.  Sister Mary thanks you for supporting WFIT, 89.5FM.

Ways to Connect

It was a bountiful year for the music we love, and that made it very difficult to narrow our favorites to a top ten list.  Here they are in no particular order:

It’s Mardi Gras time.  Get out your white hanky and get ready to strut to some New Orleans Music.  Join us, Jeanne Kelly and Sister Mary, for that special second line beat on Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

7:00 p.m. on WFIT 89.5 FM and streaming live at WFIT.org

Selwyn Birchwood Band
Selwyn Birchwood Band

Selwyn Birchwood, Florida’s rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues – at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute – with true passion and honest emotion.

Steev Inglish is a singer, guitarist and harmonica player who was born in South London in 1950. He came to Cleveland Ohio in 1985 and has been a fixture on the U.S. blues scene for more that two decades.  His latest album is called Live n’ Kickin’.  It was great to have this bluesman in the perform in the studio with Brother Frank and Father Jay on Saturday Blues.

Blues With a Twist hosts Sister Mary and Jeanie Kelly have put together their list (in no particular order)of the the top 10 blues albums of 2015.

Artist / Album

Anthony Geraci And The Boston Blues All Stars / Fifty Shades of Blue