John Mayall

This week's blues show, Saturday, February 29th from 11pm-midnight, features four songs in the first set: Hoots & Hellmouth, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, and Frank DuMont.  You'll hear Dr. John, the Monty Alexander Trio, and Sonny Landreth in the second set followed by Delbert McClinton, Dwight Yoakam, Leon Russell, and Aretha Franklin.  John Mayall from 1969 closes out the evening's presentation.

Delbert's coming to Ludlow Garage on March 20th, and the Cincinnati Guitar Festival's coming up April 18th at Riverfront Live on Kellogg Avenue.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, January 4th at 11:30pm, the show begins with George Thorogood & the Destroyers followed by Janiva Magness and Tommy Castro in the first set.  The second set features Thom Chacon, Chet Baker, Shemekia Copeland, and Little Feat.  During the rest of the program, you'll hear songs from Southern Hospitality, Sena Ehrhardt, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin and John Mayall.

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 edition of The Blues is a one-hour special in honor of Halloween starting at 11pm, Saturday, October 26th.  Sonny Moorman's "Deal with the Devil" begins the program followed by John Mayall, Kenny Neal, and Howlin' Wolf.  The second set starts off with Andrew Gold's "Don't Scream (It's Only Halloween)", then Dr. John's "Ki Ya Gris Gris," and songs by Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women & the Blind Boys of Alabama.

The second half of this Halloween special features Dr. John's reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "Berenice" from the "Closed on Account of Rabies" cd compilation.

Happy Halloween!

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One of the songs in the first set of this week's blues show, Saturday, March 23rd at 11pm, is from "The Blues White Album," a tribute to the Beatles "White Album," featuring Joe Louis Walker performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."  This song is followed by Buddy Guy's "74 Years Young."  The set begins with Curtis Salgado's "Strung Out" from his Alligator release, "Soul Shot."

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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.  

This week's blues show, Saturday, May 19th at 11pm, begins with the legendary Koko Taylor along with Robben Ford and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters in the first set.  The second set features Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Ruth Brown, Brad Hatfield, and guitarist Johnny A.  Joe Louis Walker starts off the third set followed by Debbie Davies, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, and Joanna Connor.  And, John Mayall takes us out with "Congo Square."

The Blues: 1.20.18 show

Jan 22, 2018

This week's blues show, Saturday, Jan.20th at 11pm,  starts off with Tinsley Ellis, a blues musician who's performing in Cincinnati on February 2nd at the Winter Blues & Heritage Festival at Duke Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.  You'll hear a song from his new Alligator release, Winning Hand.  This song is followed by one from Curtis Salgado/Alan Hager who've also got a new Alligator release, Rough Cut.

The Blues: 1.6.18 show

Jan 7, 2018

This week on The Blues, January 6th, 2018 at 11pm, a repeat of a show from 2013 which begins with George Thorogood & the Destroyers and ends with John Mayall.  Other musicians featured in the first set include Janiva Magness and Tommy Castro.  The four songs in the second set are from Thom Chacon, Chet Baker, Shemekia Copeland and Little Feat.  Southern Hospitality starts off the third set followed by Sena Ehrhardt and Van Morrison.  And finally ending the show, Janis Joplin from 1968 and John Mayall, 1969.

The Blues: 6.25.16 show

Jun 27, 2016

This week's show starts off with the legendary Irma Thomas, along with another blues legend, Charlie Musselwhite, then BB King & Eric Clapton, and Tony Joe White.  The second set features Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Gov't Mule, and local musicians Greg Schaber & High Street.  And finally, the show ends with Wynton Marsalis's "The Midnight Blues" and from Chicago, Ken Nordine.

The Blues: 2/28/15

Mar 2, 2015

Debbie Davies begins this week's Blues show which airs on Saturday, February 28th at 11pm.  She's followed by Bobby Blue Bland, Cassie Taylor and John Mayall in the first set.  The second set features guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, Bonnie Raitt, Amos Lee and the Fairfield Four.  Note: There's a link to Cincinnati photographer Michael Wilson on Amos Lee's website.  Roomful of Blues, EG Kight, The Band, and Sonny Landreth finish out the show.