Basile is still going strong with his latest release 'Mid-Century Modern.'
These days, his music is a combination of two delightful musical recipes: "Memphis barbecue meeting up with New Orleans gumbo."
Ranking among the IBC’s marquee offerings is the Keynote Panel “Blues as Healer” on February 3. The panel will look at the restorative power that music, especially blues music, can hold.
"The musicians that I surround myself with are musicians that I trust. They’re good, they’re fantastic, and they are all craft; all of them. That means that I can tap their strengths."
"Well, blues is pretty much a part of everything that I do. ...That music is in my heart, and always will be."