• Selwyn Birchwood & Rick Estrin: Listen Now

    August 31, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bluesmen Selwyn Birchwood and Rick Estrin talk with Eulis Cathey and perform live at WBGO. Enjoy!

    L-R: Rick Estrin, Eulis Cathey, Selwyn Birchwood

  • 2014 Thanksgiving Blues Poll

    November 27, 2014. Posted by Michael Bourne.

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    muddy-waters1This year's poll of listeners to the Blues Hour generated the most votes (and voters) ever for blues favorites. Amazingly, 140 artists or groups got votes, and #1 for the 4th year running was Muddy Waters -- with BB King again #2. Really, they're all winners, all great, and all played (frequently) in the Blues Hour -- always made possible by the support of blues lovers. Thanks to everyone who voted and everyone who contributes to keep the blues alive on WBGO!

    Here's the 2014 tally:
    #1 Muddy Waters
    #2 BB King
    #3 Howlin' Wolf
    #4 Buddy Guy
    #5 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    #6 The Allman Brothers
    #7 (a three-way tie): John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Etta James
    #10 Little Walter

    -- Michael Bourne

  • Blues Singer Marcia Ball Live At WBGO: Listen Now

    October 22, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Blues singer & pianist Marcia Ball performs live at WBGO and talks with Michael Bourne about her inspirations and album Alligator Man & The Tatooed Lady. Enjoy!