Hugh Laurie

This week's blues show, Saturday, December 7th at 11pm, starts off with Ernestine Anderson and the Monty Alexander Trio followed by the Blind Boys of Alabama and "Christmas Prayer" by Aaron Neville.  The Blind Boys of Alabama are playing Lexington next Wednesday night, December 11th.

You'll hear Hugh Laurie, Birthday Boy Tom Waits, Vinx, and Chet Baker in the second set.  And, the show ends with Joey DeFrancesco, Houston Person's "Santa Baby," and Ruth Brown.   Hugh Laurie's coming back to American television in an HBO series,"Avenue 5," next month.

This week's blues show, Saturday night, November 9th at 11pm, begins with "Sensitive Kind" by John Mayall whose autobiography,"Blues from Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman," will be released November 14th on Amazon in the states.  The rest of the first set includes music from Jeff Black, Eric Bibb, and Tony Joe White who passed away in October, 2018.

There's music from BB King/Eric Clapton, The Bluerunners, and Galactic in the second set.  Galactic will be performing at Tipitina's in New Orleans New Year's Eve.  Hugh Laurie, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, and The Byrds are featured in the third set.  And the show ends with songs from Lonnie Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, and Louis Armstrong.

 

This week's blues show, Saturday, May 4th at 11pm, begins with R. L. Burnside, Charlie Musselwhite, Marc Broussard, and Jonny Lang.  The second set starts off with the 1962 classic, "Green Onions" by Booker T & the MG's followed by music by Johnny Winter, Leroy Ellington's Sacred Hearts, and Gov't Mule.  And, ending the show, songs by James Blood Ulmer, Hugh Laurie, Dr. John, and Harry Connick, Jr.

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This week's blues show, Saturday, February 23rd at 11pm, begins with classic Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, "Crossfire," and the first set finishes with Carolyn Wonderland and Hugh Laurie.  Dr. John begins the second set  followed by Tom Waits and Johnny Adams.  The third set features Wilson Pickett, Koko Taylor, Led Zeppelin.  John Mayall concludes the program with "Congo Square" from their Island release, "A Sense of Place" with Sonny Landreth on slide guitar from 1989.  

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Twenty five years after ER made George Clooney a star, the Kentucky native returns to TV on May 17 in the war satire Catch-22 on Hulu.

This week's blues show, Saturday, September 16th at 11pm, starts off with a set of music by Hugh Laurie, Ernestine Anderson, and the great Charlie Musselwhite.  The rest of the show we've turned over to award-winning music historian Dave Lewis who's done a great deal of research on the life, music, and radio programs by Ohio native Frank Crumit.

The Blues: 12/17/16 show

Dec 14, 2016
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A touch of Christmas on this week's blues show!  You'll hear Aaron Neville's "Christmas Prayer" and Houston Person's, "Santa Baby," with vocals by Etta Jones.  There are also songs by Ernestine Anderson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Monty Alexander Trio.

Tune in Saturday night, December 17th, at 11pm for an hour of the blues!

The Blues: 12/12/15 show

Dec 9, 2015

This week's show begins with Robben Ford's "Chevrolet"...I love songs about cars...and ends with another favorite, Ken Nordine from his Word Jazz cd.  You'll also hear Jimmy Witherspoon live with the Robben Ford Band in 1994...Live at the Mint...and Susan Tedeschi before she married Derek Trucks.  The second set features Aerosmith, the legendary Janis Joplin, Little Milton and Tracy Nelson's classic "Mother Earth" with Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar.