Lonnie Mack

The inspiration for this blues show is a 2+ hour documentary about Stevie Ray Vaughan that I watched last week.  I started taking notes, and this show is the result which airs at 11pm, Saturday, September 12th, 2020.  The show begins with SRV's "Texas Flood" in light of the hurricane hit Texas took recently. This song is followed by music from Lonnie Mack, Albert King, and Cream, all of whose guitar work influenced SRV.

Although the Grammy Museum is closed, you can go to their website for a look at their digital SRV exhibition.

 

John Lee Hooker, The Yardbirds, Johnny Winter, and Jimi Hendrix are all included in the second set of this nod to SRV.  And the program ends with the Allman Brothers Band and two more songs by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Links: 

article about SRV's guitars

Another article about SRV's guitars from guitar. com

Lonnie Mack's influence in SRV's song, "Scuttle Buttin'"

Set list for SRV's Riverbend concert 6/24/90

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Stuart Holman is not only one of Around Cincinnati's contributors, but also an accomplished guitarist.

In this commentary, Stuart shares the inspirational story of how he, as a beginning guitarist, idolized Lonnie Mack and his legendary guitar style, and later got to perform on stage with him.

This week's blues show, Saturday, July 25th, 11pm, starts off with a song from "The Daughter of The Blues," Shirley King.  The nickname comes from being the daughter of the legendary BB King.  During the rest of the first set, you'll hear music from Dr. John, Etta James, Freddie King, and John Mayall.

This week's blues show, Saturday night, July 18th at 11pm, features the music of Lonnie Mack, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Little Freddie King, Sleepy La Beef, and Tony Joe White.

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This week's blues show, Saturday night, September 21st at 11pm, will feature local musicians.  The first set starts off with Lonnie Mack, Noah Hunt, the High Street Rhythm Rockers, and Jimmy McGary.  This set's followed by one with Sweet Alice Hoskins, Sonny Moorman, the Kelly Richey Band, and musicians from the Shades of Blue compilation including Steve Schmidt and Larry Goshorn.

And, the last set in the blues show begins with H-Bomb Ferguson, then Big Joe Duskin, Pigmeat Jarrett, and Ricky Nye.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, June 1st at 11pm, the program begins with Irma Thomas and ends with Ken Nordine.  The first set also includes Charlie Musselwhite, BB King/Eric Clapton, and Tony Joe White.  Koko Taylor begins the second set followed by Lonnie Mack & Pismo, Gov't Mule, and Greg Schaber & High Street.  The show ends with a set featuring Wynton Marsalis and Ken Nordine.

Ron Esposito spoke with Cincinnati native Bruce Iglauer by phone on April 1st about his journey into the world of the blues and how he founded Alligator Records in Chicago.  Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts wrote a book about the blues record label entitled, "Bitten By the Blues: The Alligator Records Story," which was published last fall.

During the hour-long special on The Blues, Saturday, May 11th beginning at 11pm, you'll hear not only Ron's conversation with Bruce Iglauer, but also music released by Alligator Records over the years.  

During their conversation, they discussed the differences in the recording industry with digital downloads and streaming.  Bruce talked about growing up in Cincinnati, moving to Chicago, and working for Delmark Records.  He said that hearing Hound Dog Taylor in a Chicago club on a Sunday afternoon in 1970 changed his life.  

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, March 16th at 11pm, we're going to dig into the catalogs of several blues musicians beginning in the first set with Galactic, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and their Tedeschi Trucks Band.  The second set begins with guitar legend Lonnie Mack, Tab Benoit, Delbert McClinton, and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones.  Ending this blues show in the third set is guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, Marc Broussard, and Keith Little.

Many of these musicians are coming to Cincinnati to perform.  Tommy Emmanuel & Jorma Kaukonen at the Taft Theatre 9/27.  Marc Broussard w/Jonny Lang & JJ Grey at the PNC Pavilion 8/8.  Galactic's coming to Riverbend 6/1 w/George Clinton's One Nation Under a Groove tour.  And, the Tedeschi Trucks Band's playing PNC Pavilion 7/19.

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The brothers Blase, Jim and Darren, dropped by WVXU's studio last week and talked with Elaine Diehl about their eclectic, nationally-recognized Northside record store that's celebrating its 20th anniversary the month of March.

During the interview, they talk about how the store was started and how different the record store experience is for a customer as compared to clicking on an i-phone or computer to buy music.  They mention that coming into the store opens up new possibilities for purchases folks might not have been aware of on a phone or computer which may narrow their searches.

On this week's blues show, Saturday night, December 29th, at 11pm, the music begins with R.L. Burnside's classic, "It's Bad You Know," followed by Bobby Rush, the Doug Perry Ensemble, and J W Jones.  The second set features Derek & the Dominos; Gary Clark, Jr.; Bob Dylan; and Lonnie Mack.  Bonnie Raitt starts off the third set which also includes Freddie King and the Holmes Brothers. And the show ends with Tommy Castro & the Painkillers.

On this week's blues show, Saturday night, November 17th at 11pm, the first set begins with Victor Wainwright, Sonny Moorman, Sonny Landreth, and Lonnie Mack.  During the second set, there's music from the Kentucky Headhunters, Big Joe Duskin, Ricky Nye & H-Bomb Ferguson. 

Brad Hatfield, the Blues Merchants, Billy Rose, and the Goshorn Brothers are featured in the third set along with Jimmy McGary and Ken Nordine closing out the show in the last set of the evening.

The Blues: 6.24.17

Jun 26, 2017

This week's blues show starts off with the powerful guitar of Jimi Hendrix from the Fillmore East's last show on New Year's Eve, 1969.  He's followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and the Goshorn Brothers. 

During the second set, you'll hear from guitarist Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard, and legendary bluesman BB King.  And finally the show's last set features Lonnie Mack, the Sonny Moorman Group, and Luther Allison.

Play It Forward, the local foundation supporting musicians in times of need, is paying tribute to the late, great blues/rock/country artist Lonnie Mack

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, April 15th at 11pm, the spotlight's on the late, great guitarist Lonnie Mack who passed away a year ago on April 21, 2016.  You'll hear many of his songs, as well as some songs with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Blues: 4.8.17 show

Apr 9, 2017

This week's show which airs at 11pm on Saturday, April 8th, features musicians who'll be appearing in Cincinnati and two musicians who recently passed away.  The first set features Lonnie Mack and Johnny A.  A tribute show on the first anniversary of Lonnie Mack's death will be held on Friday, April 21st at the Madison Theatre in Covington.  It's called Mackfest, and there'll be many guitarists on stage that night.

Play It Forward

Exactly a year after his death, local musicians will celebrate the life of legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack on April 21 at Madison Theater.

Called "Mackfest," the concert features Sonny Moorman, Gary Burbank, Scott Bratcher, Jay Jesse Johnson, Chuck Sullivan, Johnny Fink, Wayne Bullock, Junior Spivey, Greg Schaber, Bob Herrmann, Brian Tarter, Raul Watson and Tom Kaper.

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: 10.22.16 show

Oct 23, 2016

This week's Blues show starts off with a new Jimi Hendrix release called "Machine Gun" from the Experience Hendrix label.  The rest of the first set features Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, and the Goshorn Brothers.  

You'll also hear from Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard and BB King in the second set followed by Lonnie Mack, Sonny Moorman, and Luther Allison.

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.

On July 16th, 2011, a one-hour special honoring the 70th birthday of guitar legend Lonnie Mack was broadcast on The Blues.  The special featured conversations with music historian Brian Powers, King Records recording engineer Chuck Seitz, and guitarist Stuart Holman who played with Lonnie Mack in the 1970's.

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