W.C. HANDY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 11/16: Often called the “Father of the Blues”, W.C. Handy born on this date in 1873, took a regional sound called “blues” music to a national audience as a leading force in American songwriting. Gavin and Wyatt are ready for their music lesson with portraits of W.C. Handy on the wall. You can be sure to hear some fine blues as John celebrates W.C. Handy’s birthday on Crosscurrents, 11/16 at 8 a.m.