Blues

  • Thu
    Mar 02
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 05
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

50 years ago was 1967

this week, a special 2-hour "deep tracks" with music from 1967 in the order it was released. what an explosive year musically. it was seismic. it was 50 years ago...

1967beginning with revolutionary music from the doors, jimi, sgt pepper, as well as semi-forgotten gems like miriam makebe's "pata pata" and van morrison's innocent "spanish rose."

this could be boring if not flat trip down some pre-programmed memory lane, but i hate nostalgia and won't ever do that on my show.

but this week's 2 hour show only takes us through august 1967. stay tuned next week for some killer albums that were released in time for christmas 67.

  • Tue
    May 31
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 01
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Contemporary Americana

  

On today's edition of Music is My Medication I've got a healthy dose of vocal jazz, blues, folk & gospel courtesy of some amazing female vocalists: Rory Block, Ma Polaine's Great DeclineTami Neilson, Bella Donna and more! Stream it live May 31, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Oct 21
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 22
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Jazz & Blues On That Righteous Jive

  

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite live jazz & blues performances from back in the day--ranging from the early 60's to the late 70's. On the roster we've got: Jimmy Witherspoon, Muddy Waters, Duke Ellington, Patsy Cline and Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles. Stream it live October 21st, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Sep 09
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 10
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Blues, Country and Americana of 2014

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some blues, jazz, country and Americana from 2014. I'll be featuring Puss N Boots, an alternative country trio began by Norah Jones. Last month they released their debut album: No Fools, No Fun. We'll also hear from Ironing Board SamMarty O'Reilly, and Red Skunk. Stream it live September 9th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Jul 26
    5:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fresh Funk & Soul On The After Hours

         

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some freaky funk, simmering soul and brooding blues. I'll be featuring Saskwatch and Jesus, the Crazy, and the Bad Kids. We'll also hear from Up Up We Go!North By NorthSufis and Morphine. Stream it live July 26th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Jun 07
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jun 11
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Alternative Rock & Blues On The After Hours

  

We'll be listening to some great alternative rock and blues on this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours. From this year, we have: Morning Phase by Beck, Turn Blue by The Black Keys, plus a few tracks from Jack White's second solo album Lazaretto, which comes out next week.

On top of that we've got This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, the debut album from Modest Mouse, who will supposedly be releasing a new album this year (though at this point I'm a little skeptical).

Finally we'll be finishing out the night with some downtempo electronica courtesy of Oakland-based producer Broke For Free and the LP he released earlier this week: Petal. Stream it live June 7, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Feb 22
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Feb 26
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Neo Soul, Folk & Blues + Psychedelic Hip-Hop

  

In the first hour of this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great neo-soul, folk and blues featuring Bella Donna, Con Brio, Stac, Lyle Divinsky and Moonchild. In the second half of the show we'll hear some psychedlic hip-hop & trip-hop featuring Red Martina, KOGNITIF, AlgorhythmsAwon & Phoniks, Tumi & The Volume and Broke For Free. Stream it live February 22nd, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Nov 23
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Nov 27
    1:00 pm -
    3:00 pm

2013 Retrospective: Blues Edition

                   

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to my favorite blues of 2013, featuring some true living legends. We'll be hearing from Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy, James CottonRobert Randolph & the Family Band, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters and Tinsley Ellis. Stream it live November 23rd, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy will be turning 77 on the 30th of this month. He's played with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson among many others, and despite having been on this earth for the better part of a century, he's still going strong. On his birthday he'll be giving all of us a gift: a brand spankin' new two-disc studio album called Rhythm & Blues.

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be giving you a sneak peek of Buddy's new album (a week before its official release date). We'll also listen to his live album released last year, Live at Legends. On top of that we'll hear from Robert Randolph and the Family Band (with guest appearances by Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty) off the album they released just last week: Lickety Split. Stream it live July 23, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite blues-rock bands. We'll start off with The Black Keys--a band at the head of the soul/blues revival--from their 2008 album Attack and Release. Then we'll hear from The White Stripes, off of their debut self-titled album. After that I'll be featuring The Word, an instrumental blues-rock super group formed between organist John Medeski (of Medeski Martin and Wood fame), pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, and all three members of North Mississippi Allstars. We'll be hearing from their self-titled debut album. Though there are a few original tracks on the album, it is mostly composed of covers of old gospel songs (but I can guarantee you've never heard any gospel songs performed like this before!). After that we'll hear from the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. Of all the British rock groups that started pumping out new renditions of old blues songs in the 60's/70's, the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation has to be my favorite. We'll check out some tracks off the last album they released before splitting up, Remains To Be Heard. Last, but not least, we'll be listening to The Dead Weather, another blues-rock super group, this time between Jack White, Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age), and Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes). Out of all of Jack White's projects I definitely dig this one the most. Fingers crossed that they'll soon reunite to release a third studio album. We'll be hearing from the last album they released (back in 2010) Sea of Cowards. Check it out this Tuesday (05/21) 5-6pm CTZ right here on KRUU radio.