WBGO Blog
  • Sugar Blue Visits the Blues Break

    August 26, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Just how did harmonica player Sugar Blue earn his nickname while busking? You'll never guess! He shares this tale and more plus a live performance sitting in with Michael Bourne on the Blues Break.

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  • Curtis Salgado Performs on the Blues Break

    August 24, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Portland-based singer, songwriter, and harmonica player Curtis Salgado stops by the Blues Break with guitarist Alan Hager to talk with Michael Bourne about his new album - and to heat up the studio with some live blues.

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  • Toronzo Cannon Brings the Chicago Way to the Blues Break

    July 20, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Chicago native Toronzo Cannon joins Michael Bourne to talk about his hometown's particular approach to the blues and, with his guitar in tow, shares a few songs live in our studio.

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  • Moreland & Arbuckle Bring Blues Rock Swagger To WBGO

    May 11, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Kansas blues-rock duo Moreland & Arbuckle looped WBGO in to their tireless touring schedule for an interview and live session with Michael Bourne on the Blues Break. Hear what you learn over half a million miles of driving around America, as well as a few tunes from the band, recorded live in the WBGO studios- including one created on the spot to celebrate the appearance.

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  • WBGO Thanksgiving Blues Poll

    November 28, 2015. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    THANKS!!!!
    to all of you who voted ...
    to all of you who listen ...
    to all of you who contribute so you can keep on listening ...

    This year's Thanksgiving Blues Hour Poll was better than ever. Listeners voted for 93 favorite blues artists, and 4 were neck and neck and neck and neck. Muddy Waters and B.B. King as usual were back and forth #1 until the last ballots, but this year Howlin' Wolf and Etta James were alongside them. Muddy finally was #1 by 3 votes over BB. BB was ONE vote ahead of Etta. Here's the outcome:

    1) Muddy Waters
    2) BB King
    3) Etta James
    4) tie: Howlin' Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan
    6) tie: Albert King and Buddy Guy

    They're all played pretty much every week in the #BluesHour -- 3PM Monday-Friday on WBGO Jazz 88.3 and wbgo.org ...
    And again, "Every Day We Have The Blues" because of your support ... so, again, THANKS!!!!