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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!!!!

  • Shemekia Copeland Talks New Album on Blues Hour: Listen Now

    October 14, 2015. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Shemekia Copeland is one of the rising forces in modern blues. Daughter of Texas blues legend Johnny Copeland, she's established herself as an undeniable presence in the music scene. Copeland stopped by WBGO to speak with Blues Hour host Michael Bourne about her new record, Outskirts Of Love.

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  • 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!

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    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