Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt came in WVXU's Corbett Studio on June 16th, Father's Day, before their soundcheck for their show tonight with Buddy Guy at PNC Pavilion (the show's almost sold out).  Here's part of their conversation with Ron Esposito about their families.  The rest of the interview along with music from their new release, The Traveler, will air on my blues show, Saturday, July 13th at 11pm.  You'll also hear two songs they performed from the album in our studio, too, with just the two of them and their guitars.

The Blues: 6.8.19

Jun 6, 2019

We've got a special edition of The Blues on Saturday, June 8th at 11pm.  The show begins with a set of songs by Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, Ruthie Foster, and Susan Tesdeshi.  The Tedeschi Trucks Band is bringing their tour to the PNC Pavilion July 19th.  They're in Japan next week.

This week's blues show, Saturday, May 18th at 11pm, begins with vocalists - Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, Etta James, and the legendary Aretha Franklin.  The second set features Lurrie Bell on Delmark Records, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gov't Mule who'll be at PNC Pavilion June 21st, and k.d. lang who's touring in the UK in July. And this blues show ends with three more vocalists -  Abbey Lincoln, Larry Kinley, and Harry Connick, Jr.

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.

This week's blues show, Saturday, January 26th, at 11pm, starts off with Gov't Mule, Dr. John, and John Scofield.  The second set features the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, the Blues Merchants, Cream, and Anders Osborne.  And, the show ends with two personal favorites, Deep Rhumba & Terence Blanchard's "In Time of Need."

The Blues: 12.2.17 show

Nov 30, 2017

This week's blues show, Saturday night, December 2nd at 11pm, begins with one of the pioneers of the electric guitar, Albert King.  You'll also hear from Leon Russell, Joan Armatrading, Etta James, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Long John Baldry among others in the rest of the show.

The Blues: 1/9/16 show

Jan 9, 2016
Alligator Records' website

Texas bluesman Long John Hunter passed away this past Monday in his home Phoenix, and his song "Time and Time Again" begins this week's blues show.  After that, Hank Crawford's version of the classic, "Misty", Lou Rawls with "I Just Want to Make Love to You, " and "Breakin' Out" by Shemekia Copeland.

The Blues: 5.9.15 show

May 11, 2015

There's a mix of new and old, familiar and not so much so on this week's Blues show which airs on Saturday, May 9th at 11pm.  The show begins with "Speeding Blues" by Philip Gibbs along with Minneapolis musician Ken Valdez.  Then, Cincinnati favorite, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band with lead vocalist Noah Hunt.  They'll be on stage at Huber Heights with Jonny Lang on June 24th, and they'll also be touring with Van Halen.

Blues with Lee Hay: 2/15/14

Feb 12, 2014

On the Blues show, Saturday night, February 15th at 11pm, you’ll hear some legendary musicians like Albert King, Etta James, and Bob Dylan.  The show begins with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and vocalist Noah Hunt who’ll be in Louisville on Tuesday, March 18th for a one-night show.  There’s also a song by Anders Osborne who’s part of the Southern Soul Assembly Tour coming to the Taft Theatre downtown on Wednesday, March 19th.