© 2021 Cincinnati Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
SPOTLIGHT: Your 2021 voter guide to Cincinnati's races for mayor, City Council, school board and more ahead of Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 2. >>

The Blues - a special look at August festivals and concerts

The Blues show with Lee Hay this Saturday night, July 27th at 11pm, will feature August blues concerts/festivals in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Besides music from various featured musicians, there will be interviews with Peter Frampton, George Hibben from Rookwood Pottery, plus Marcos Sastre and Rick Leighton from the Bluebirds. 

The Cincy Blues Fest will be held Friday and Saturday, 8/2 and 8/3.  George Hibben from Rookwood Pottery will talk about Rookwood’s collaboration with the Cincy Blues Society to create a Rookwood stein that’ll be on sale at the Cincy Blues Fest. 

There will also be music on the blues special from the Honey Island Swamp Band who’ll be performing at the Cincy Blues Fest.

Brian O’Donnell talks with Bluebirds' musicians Marcos Sastre and Rick Leighton about their new cd and the Bluebirds performances at the Cincy Blues Fest as well as the 14th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival on Saturday, August 3rd. Mr. Sastre and Mr. Leighton also performed three songs live in the studio.

Peter Frampton is bringing his Guitar Circus Tour to the PNC Pavilion on Wednesday, August 14th. Louisiana slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, blues legend BB King, and David Hidalgo from Los Lobos are also on the bill. During this one-hour special, there’s a song by Sonny Landreth and an interview of Peter Frampton by Brian O’Donnell.

The blues concerts continue at the PNC Pavilion on Friday, August 16th, with Buddy Guy along with George Thorogood and the Detroyers.  A song by each performer will be featured on the special.

And finally, a number of bands including Ten Years After, the Edgar Winter Band, and Canned Heat are included in the Rock ‘N’ Fest show at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Sunday, August 18th.  A song by Canned Heat will conclude the one-hour blues August special.