April 1, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Blues singer Joe Louis Walker talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his new Alligator Records album, Hornet's Nest. Enjoy!
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January 30, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Blues pianist Dave Keyes talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his CD Right Here Right Now. Enjoy!
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November 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
More listeners voted in the 9th annual Thanksgiving Blues Poll than ever before. Don't ask. I lost count — of how many voters. I've counted all the votes.
Here's a phenomenal number: 143. That's how many musicians or groups got votes. He's a top-ten of WBGO blues listener favorites.
Muddy Waters and BB King were even at the beginning of Wednesday's blues hour, and surges of votes for both happened during the hour. Muddy was up, then BB was up, then Muddy, then BB, then Buddy Guy vaulted up to pass BB, and Muddy jumped even higher. Fifth year at #1 for Muddy Waters.
1st Muddy Waters
2nd Buddy Guy
3rd BB King
4th (tie) Howling Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan
6th John Lee Hooker
7th Tedeschi/Trucks Band
8th Albert King
9th Johnny Winter
10th (tie) Robert Cray and Taj Mahal
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