WBGO Blog
  • 2012 WBGO Thanksgiving Blues Poll

    November 29, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Muddy Waters tops the list of WBGO listeners' favorite blues artists, according to the annual poll conducted by Blues Hour host Michael Bourne.

    Held at the same time as our annual Thanksgiving Jazz Parade, which asks listeners to rank their favorite jazz artists in a variety of categories, Bourne asks his listeners to vote on their top three blues performers.

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    This is the fourth year Waters has come out on top in the poll, with BB King right behind him. This year, Buddy Guy and Howlin' Wolf tied for second place, one of several ties this year, out of the 106 total artists who received votes. There are also a number of newcomers in this year's results:

    1  Muddy Waters
    2  Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy
    4  BB King
    5  Albert King
    6  John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton
    8  Stevie Ray Vaughan
    9  Allman Brothers
    10  Etta James Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Thanks to all who participated in this year's poll!

  • Vocalist Tessa Souter Talks With Michael Bourne

    November 26, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Vocalist Tessa Souter talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about her new album, Beyond the Blue, and her approach to writing lyrics. Enjoy!

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  • Drummer Winard Harper Talks With Michael Bourne

    November 25, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Drummer Winard Harper talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his new album, Coexist, his band, the Jeli Posse, and experiences working with saxophonist Frank Wess and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn. Enjoy!

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