Bob Dylan

This week's blues show, Saturday evening, November 2nd at 11pm, starts off with Eric Clapton, T-Bone Burnett, Tom Waits, and Ken Nordine who passed away earlier this year.

The second set includes music from the Honey Island Swamp Band, Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan, and Peter Frampton.  And the last set features songs from Elvin Bishop, Shemekia Copeland (who'll be at Memorial Hall on 11/9), Etta James, and Joey DeFrancesco.

Concert note: Marcia Ball's bringing her band to the Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Thursday, 11/7.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, October 12th at 11pm, the show starts off with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and vocalist Noah Hunt.  You'll also hear from Kenny Neal and Etta James in the first set.  Ross Rice, Gov't Mule, and Cassandra Wilson will be heard in the second set followed by Lavelle White, Albert King, and Anders Osborne in the third set.  And the show ends with a fourth set which includes music by the Blues Merchants, Bob Dylan, and Paul Allen & the Underthinkers.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, 10/5/19 at 11pm, the first set includes music from Alex Jenkins & the Bombers, Greg Schaber & High Street, and Kelly Richey.  The second set starts off with a song by T-Bone Burnett followed by selections from R.L. Burnside, Bob Dylan, and Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir.  Lonnie Brooks, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Eric Clapton, and Jonell Mosser fill out the show. 

George Thorogood & the Destroyers will be appearing at Jack Cincinnati Casino in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday night, October 12th at 8pm.  Bob Dylan's making a rare appearance in the area November 8th at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, KY.  And, Eric Clapton's announced a 2020 European tour starting May 29th which includes 3 shows in Russia.

Courtesy PBS

Ken Burns' team has interviewed more than 100 people – including 40 members of the Country Music Hall of Fame – for the eight-night Country Music documentary airing Sept. 15-19 and Sept. 22-25.

Bob Dylan begins this week's edition of The Blues at 11pm, Saturday, March 30th, with "Gotta Serve Somebody."  His album, "Blood on the Tracks - The Original New York Test Pressing," will be offered up on Record Store Day at independent record stores across the country, Saturday, April 13th.  Only 7500 copies will be available that day only  throughout the many record stores participating.

Other musicians in the first set of this show include Charlie Musselwhite, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Garland Jeffreys.  The Blind Boys of Alabama will be performing at Rose Music Center at the Heights on June 19th along with the Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland.

The Blues: 12.3.16 show

Nov 30, 2016

This week's blues show which airs on Saturday, December 3rd at 11pm, starts off with the classic R. L. Burnside song, It's Bad You Know, from the Sopranos soundtrack.  Bobby Rush has a cd out called "Decisions", and you'll hear "Another Murder in New Orleans" which also features Dr. John.  Dr. John's no stranger to violence. He no longer plays the guitar, because his hand was shot with a bullet.

The Blues: 4/16/16

Apr 18, 2016

This week on The Blues, we'll begin the show with Gary Moore's version of "Stormy Monday" featuring Albert King.  We'll also hear from Little Charlie & the Nightcats and the popular guitarist Joe Bonamassa in the first set.  The second set features Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Cassandra Wilson performing one of  Joni Mitchell's songs, Stanley Jordan's "All Blues," and the great vocalist Nina Simone.  And, the program ends with "When the Music's Over" by the Doors from their 1970 Wight Festival performance.

WVXU-FM repeats a one-hour interview Saturday with Cincinnati filmmaker Steve Gebhardt, who died Oct. 15 at his Cincinnati home. He was 78.

After founding and directing the University of Cincinnati Film Society in the 1960s, Gebhardt directed films for John Lennon and Yoko Ono and produced the “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones” concert documentary in the 1970s. He also produced “Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music” in 1993 with former Enquirer music writer Larry Nager.

His credits include “John Lennon Live in New York City,” “Imagine,” “Gimme Some Truth: The Making Of John Lennon’s Imagine Album,” “John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-To-One Concert,” “Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan,” and the short films “Fly” and “Freedom” by Lennon and Ono, according to the International Movie Datebase.

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan shocked the music world at the Newport Folk Festival by playing electric guitar.

The Blues: 6/27/15

Jun 25, 2015

A group called The Claudettes start off the first set of this week's blues show on Saturday evening at 11pm on June 27th.  Also featured in the first set are local musicians Ricky Nye, as well as Larry and Tim Goshorn.  There's also a song by Bob Dylan, "Man of Constant Sorrow."