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The week on The Blues, you'll hear the Kris Barras Band from the UK, Ronnie Woods from his Chuck Berry tribute album, and the Nick Moss Band who's up for a Grammy in the Traditional Blues Album category. Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager finish out the first set. The second set features the Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Tedeschi Trucks bands, plus Charlie MusselwhitePeter Frampton's "The Thrill is Gone" begins the last set followed by the Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, and Johnny Adams.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan starts off this week's blues show, Saturday, August 10th at 11pm, talking about his playing, followed by him & Double Trouble on their classic, "Pride and Joy."  The rest of the first set includes Lonnie Mack and Joe Louis Walker.  The second set begins with Delbert McClinton who has a new cd out, "Tall, Dark, & Handsome."  You'll also hear Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, and Johnny Adams.  The rest of the show includes songs by Bernie Pearl, Ry Cooder, Candye Kane, and Wynton Marsalis/Eric Clapton's version of "Just A Closer Walk With Thee."

This week on The Blues, Saturday night at 11pm, April 20th, we'll start off with an interview in WVXU's studio with Leroy Ellington, Marcos Sastre, and Charlie Fletcher who talk with Brian O'Donnell about their new blues cd, Sanctified.  You'll also hear a couple of songs from the cd, too.

After that interview, stay tuned for a set of music with Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, and Ray Charles.  And, the show closes out with songs from Irma Thomas, Johnny Adams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi from the "God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson" cd, and Terence Blanchard.

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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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On this week's blues show, Saturday, December 1st at 11pm, the first set begins with Etta James and Charlie Musselwhite and ends with Mose Allison and New Orleans vocalist Johnny Adams.  The music of Nina Simone and a live version of Ernestine Anderson's song, "Please Send Me Someone To Love," complete the second set.  And, the rest of the show features a November 14th phone interview of Seymour Stein and King Records historian Brian Powers.  Stein will be at the public library's main branch downtown Saturday, December 1st at 3pm for a booksigning of his book, "Siren Song: My Life in Music."  His music career began at King Records, Syd Nathan was the greatest influence on his career in the music business.

This blues show, Saturday, October 20th, at 11pm, starts off with Johnny Adams, Jonell Mosser, Lucinda Williams, and Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir.  The second set features Eric Clapton, Gov't Mule, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, and Leon Russell.  

The last set of the evening begins with the Sonny Moorman Group, Key to the Highway with vocals by Larry Goshorn, Joe Louis Walker, Tommy Emmanuel, and ends with Nina Simone.

This week on the Blues, Saturday, April 14th at 11pm, the first set includes songs by Tony Joe White, Patty Larkin, Kurt Elling, and Dave Frishberg.  The second set of vocalists include Joss Stone, Mavis Staples (Memorial Hall 4/20) and Irma Thomas.  And, the show closes with Tommy Castro (Southgate House Revival 4/20), Leon Russell, Shemekia Copeland, and two from Johnny Adams.

Halloween on The Blues!

Oct 29, 2017

This week on a Halloween edition of the Blues, Saturday night, October 28th, 2017, from 11pm to midnight, you'll hear spooky music from musicians  including Dr. John, Tom Waits, John Mayall, T-Bone Burnett, and Bobby Mackey.

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The Blues: 5.27.17

May 30, 2017
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This week on The Blues, Saturday, May 27th at 11pm, you'll hear from Van Morrison, Johnny Adams and Lisa Mann in the first set.  During the rest of the show, you'll also hear from Chet Baker, Diana Krall, and Gov't Mule.

The Blues: 10.8.16 show

Oct 9, 2016

The blues are back after a fun five weeks of specials about Cincinnati's King Records.  This blues show starts off with "Goin' Down Slow" by Tom Jones and Jeff Beck followed by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Hugh Laurie in the first set.  The second set begins with Tom Waits and Delbert McClinton, as well as Marcia Ball (who'll be coming to Ludlow Garage's stage on October 14th) and Ray Charles.  And finally, Irma Thomas sings "Dr. Feelgood" at the beginning of the third set, and you'll also hear Johnny Adams, Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi, and Terence Blanchard's "In Time of Need".

The Blues: 3.5.16 show

Mar 7, 2016
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This week's blues show, Saturday, March 5th at 11pm, begins with the Doc Robins Band, Lisa Mann and ends with Van Morrison and New Orleans favorite Johnny Adams. 

During the second set, you'll hear from Matt Anderson, Bobby Rush, and the Inner City Blues Band.  The rest of the program features Vinx, Chet Baker, Diana Krall, and Gov't Mule.

The Blues: 2.27.16 show

Feb 29, 2016

This week's show begins with New Orleans vocalist Johnny Adams and Nashville's Jonell Mosser.  You'll also hear Lucinda Williams's song "God Don't Never Change" from the great new Alligator release, God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, as well as "How Long Watchman" from Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir.

This week's Blues show on Saturday, May 2nd at 11pm starts off with "Bring on the Music" by Gov't Mule with vocals by Ty Taylor and written by Warren Haynes.  That's followed by songs from JP Jones as well as Sonny Landreth who's playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tomorrow, Sunday, May 3rd.