Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Blues Influence

Blues Boy Bob Hosts: "Blues Influence" every other Tues. -1 to 2:30 PM on
KMUD, Garberville, CA 91.1 FM
KMUE, Eureka/Arcata- 88.1 FM
KLAI, Laytonville-90.3 FM
Shelter Cove-99.5 FM
on the internet at: kmud.org
Where you'll hear blues and blues influenced music and "truth sung to power on the 2 o'clock hour."

From my listeners, it would be great to hear the type of blues that you like and why blues music speaks to you. I would also love to factor in your ideas and blues music interests when preparing my show.
Although it's sometimes hard to play requests while I'm doing my show live, I would love for you to e-mail requests for future shows...so for song/artists requests or to just say "hello"- e-mail to:  bluesinfluence at (use the at sign of course) kmud.org
If you know of local upcoming blues events/performances or if you are a local blues musician or a blues musician traveling through Southern Humboldt and would like to be interviewed, on-air, or perform live in studio during my show, e-mail me:  bluesinfluence at kmud.org

Click on Highlighted Show below (last show on the list)to listen to an archived copy of the show .
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2008:
  • Tues. Jan 1-One set brings the song:"White Boys Lost in the Blues" to life!
  • Tues. Jan 15-First set features the music of Snooky Pryor & Johnny Shines
  • Tues. Jan 29-Two sets feature Blues new to the KMUD library
  • Tues. Feb.12 -First set Compares Classic songs to Covers of those songs
  • Tues. Feb. 26-One set features blues from Alligator 20 th Anniv. CD
  • Tues. March 11-First set features tracks from Alligator 35 th Anniv. CD
  • Tues. March 25 - Featuring Harmonica Blues /Little Walter lays it down.
  • Tues. April 8 -First set focuses on Louisiana Blues.
  • Tues. April 22-First set features Blues from the Movies.
  • Tues. May 6 - First set features Blues from the Rolling Stones.
  • Tues. May 20- First set Features Robert Johnson & R.J. song covers.
  • Tues. June 3 - Miss. John Hurt's music graces the first set.
  • Tues. June 17 - First set features slide guitar blues.
  • Tues. July 1 - First set features just cool blues.
  • Tues. July 15- First set features lessor known blues musicians.
  • Tues. July 29 - First set features old timers of the Blues.
  • Tues. Aug 12- First set features Acoustic Blues.
  • Tues. Aug. 26 -First Set is an after taste of the Bluesapalooza
  • Tues. Sept. 9 - First set features different versions of "Hesitation Blues."
  • Tues. Sept. 23 - First Set features Blues tracks from non-blues albums.
  • Tues. Oct. 7 -Spotlight on Mayall and BluesBreakers "Break Away Artists."
  • Tues. Oct. 21-First set features 3 Kings and 2 Queens
  • Tues. Nov. 4-Fall Pledge Drive Show/David Cobb Interview
  • Tues. Nov. 18-First set features Blues Performers from a performance at the Filmore Auditorium-1968
  • Tues Dec. 2-in the first set a couple of originals are heard and followed by covers by well-known groups
  • Tues. Dec. 16-The first set is a tribute to the music of Miss. Fred McDowell
  • Tues. Dec 30-The first set features the blues influence of the "Father of Country Music"-Jimmie Rodgers.
2009:
  • Tues. Jan 13- First set features 3 father/child sets of blues artists(blues-genes).
  • Tues. Jan 27- First set -one artist pays tribute to another.
  • Tues. Feb 10- First set pays tribute to Elvin Bishop.
  • Tues. Feb 24-First set explores the musical connections of Duke Robillard.
  • Tues. March 10-First set celebrates the musical influences and connections of Charlie Musselwhite.
  • Tues. March 24-First set explores the influences and musical connections of John Mooney.
  • Tues. April 7 - The first set pays tribute to 2009 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees.
  • Tues April 21 - The first set explores the music and influence of Chris Smither.
  • Tues. May 19- First set is a tribute to the music and influence of J.B. Lenoir.
  • Tues. June 2- Opening set highlights Maria Muldaur and her influences.
  • Tues. June 16- First set pays tribute to Otis Rush and the "West Side Chicago Blues" sound.
  • Tues. June 30-First set highlights the music and influence of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
  • Tues. July 14- First set is a sampling of some of my favorite sounds in the blues.
  • Tues. July 28- First set explores music from the Classic Folk/Blues Revival Era.
  • Tues. Aug. 11- First set explores the music of left-handed blues guitarists.
  • Tues. Aug. 25- First set is a tribute to the music of Jimmy Reed.
  • Tues. Sept. 8- First set features blues done by non-blues musicians.
  • Tues. Sept. 22-First set highlights the music and influence of Buddy Guy.
  • Tues. Oct.6- Set #1 features the music and influence of Albert Castiglia.
  • Tues., Oct 20 -First set is a tribute to children with folk and blues for children.
  • Tues. Nov. 3- "Pledge Drive Show" with a set of live music from 1:30- 2:00 featuring the local "Spring Canyon Blues Band."
  • Tues. Nov. 17- First set showcases Louisiana Red.
  • Tues. Dec. 1 - A tribute to Muddy Waters is featured.
  • Tues., Dec. 15 - The music and influence of B.B. King is featured in the first set.
  • Tues., Dec. 29 - The Trinity Outlaw sits in for me on this show.
2010:
  • Tues., Jan. 12 - The "James Gang"-Skip, Elmore, Etta and Markus, are featured in the first set.
  • Tues., Jan. 26 - First set is a tribute to the Texas Blues.
  • Tues., Feb. 9 - British Blues artists are the focus of the first set on this show.
  • Tues., Feb.23 - A long first set highlights great recorded live blues albums.
  • Tues., March 9- Live Blues with the Spring Canyon Band.
  • Tues. March 23 - More new blues on sets one and two.
  • Tues., April 6 - First set features Roots Blues Sound.
  • Tues., April 20- Pledge Drive Blues
  • Tues., May 4 - First set features music from Compilation Albums.
  • Tues., May 18 - Entire Show focuses on this year's Blues Music Award winners.
  • Tues., June 1- First set continues music from Blues Music Award honorees.
  • Tues., June 15 - First set features acoustic blues.
  • Tues., June29 - A tribute to the music, spirit, and resiliency of the people of the Gulf Coast.
  • Tues., July 13-The first set highlights the music and life of Howard Louie Bluie" Armstrong.
  • Tues., July 27- First set dedicated to the Texas Blues Club "Antone's"
  • Tues., Aug., 8- First set is selected from the Compilation, "A Celebration of the Blues."
  • Tues., Aug 24- First set was inspired by the concept of "Fathers and Son's" album by Muddy Waters-the torch gets passed.
  • Tues.,Sept. 7- First set is a sampling of some of my favorite artists who have dedicated themselves to the blues genre.
  • Tues., Sept. 21- First set is a sampling of piano blues.
  • Tues., Oct. 5- First set is just blues stuff that sounds good to me.
  • Tues., Oct. 19-First set is built around Sleepy John Estes.
  • Tues., Nov. 2-Pledge Drive Show featuring live music with "Rolling Transit."
  • Tues., Nov. 16-First set feature female blues artists.
  • Tues., Nov. 30-First set spotlights James Cotton.
  • Tues., Dec. 14- The music and influence of Tommy Johnson is feature in the first set.
  • Tues., Dec. 28 - First set spotlights Elmore James.
2011:
  • Tues., Jan. 11- The music and influence of Memphis Minny is spotlighted in the first set.
  • Tues., Jan. 25 - Howlin' Wolf is the featured artist in the first set.
  • Tues., Feb. 8 - First set is a tribute to the music and influence of Johnny Copeland.
  • Tues., Feb 22 -Contemporary artists cover traditional blues roots songs in the first set.
  • Tues., March 8 - First set features the music and influences of Albert Collins.
  • Tues., March 22 - Robert Cray is the featured artist in the first set of this show.
  • Tues., April 5 - First set is a tribute to Pinetop Perkins who passed away March 21 of this year.
  • Tues., April 19 - Harry subs for Blues Boy Bob on this edition of "Blues Influence."
  • Tues., May 3- Pledge Drive show- First set pays tribute to Robert Johnson.
  • Tues. May 17 - The music and influences of Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, and the Butterfield Blues Band are featured in the first set.
  • Tues., May 31- The Fabulous Thunderbirds music and influence are featured in the first set.
  • Tues., June 14- The first set features artists performing at the upcoming Kate Wolf Music Festival.
  • Tues., June 28-The first set gives a shout out to the "Blues Shouters."
  • Tues., July 12-The first set explores the music and influences of and on T-Bone Walker.
  • Tues., July 26- The importance of Little Walter as a song writer is the focus of the first set of music.
  • Tues., Aug. 9-The first set is a shout out to the influence of roots blues artists such as Sam Chatman, Furry Lewis and John Lee Hooker.
  • Tues., Aug. 23 - Set one highlights the music and influence of John Hammond Jr.
  • Tues., Sept. 6 - A reprise of the 15 annual "Blues By the Bay" is featured in the first set.
  • Tues., Sept. 20 features musical choices brought by a guest Co-host, Bobby G.
  • Tues., Oct. 4 - Female blues artists are honored in the first set of this edition of "Blues Influence."
  • Tues., Oct. 18 - Provides a featured set of acoustic blues artists.
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - Features a set of harmonica blues to start this fall pledge drive edition of B.I.
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - First set features selections from some of my favorite collections/anthologies/compilations.
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - Set #1 explores three different regional styles of the blues: Chicago, Texas, and New Orleans.
  • Tues., Dec. 13 - The show kicks off with a long set spotlighting some of the best classic blues tunes.
  • Tues., Dec 27 - Mumser sits in for Blues Boy Bob on this edition of "Blues Influence"...thanks, Mumser.
2012:
  • Tues., Jan 10 - First set is a tribute to jug bands... roots to present day.
  • Tues., Jan. 24 - More of the classic blues graces the first set of today's show.
  • Tues., Feb . 7 - The first set is an aftertaste of the "Blues Harmonica Blowout-Tribute to Little Walter" which took place at the HSU Van Duzer Theater on Feb. 1.
  • Tues., Feb. 21- The top 6 Blues guitarists, according to Digital Dream Door .com, grace the first set.
  • Tues., March 6- The first set is a tribute to Hubert Sumlin.
  • Tues., March 20 - Women's History Month calls for the first set to focus on classical and contemporary Women of the Blues.
  • Tues., April 3 - Selected Piano Blues Artists are featured on the first set on Blues Influence.
  • Tues., April 17 - Offers a first set that represents music that first turned me on to the blues- starts with Leadbelly and ends with Mayall/Clapton.
  • Tues., May 1- Pledge Drive Show features music selected by listeners and KMUD Members.
  • Tues., May 15 - The music and influence of John Lee Hooker is featured in the first set. Just after 2 PM you can hear an on-air interview with Gaye Adegbalola.
  • Tues., May 29 - First set highlights the music and influence of Taj Mahal.
  • Tues., June 12 - The first set pays tribute to the "Grandmas and Grandpas" of the Blues
  • Tues,. June 26 - A set of Louisiana Blues opens this edition of "Blues Influence"
  • Tues., July 10 - "Live Performances" are featured in the first set on "Blues Influence".
  • Tues., July 24 - Features a tribute to the music and influence of the Albert King.
  • Tues., Aug. 7 - Opens the show with a tribute set to Robert Jr. Lockwood.
  • Tues., Aug.. 21- Features a set spotlighting Robert Nighthawk.
  • Tues., Sept. 4 - An "Aftertaste of "Blues By the Bay" defines the first set in this edition of "Blues Influence." 
  • Tues., Sept. 18 - The first set focuses on the music and influence of J.B. Hutto.
  • Tues., Oct. 2 - James Cotton "Superharp" is in the spotlight in the first set.
  • Tues., Oct 16 - Tribute is paid to Keb Mo on today's "Blues Influence"
  • Tues., Oct. 30 - Fall Pledge Drive Show - First set features blues artists born in October.
  • Tues., Nov. 13 - Second Pledge Drive Show- The entire show celebrates one list of top ten blues artists of all time. 
  • Tues., Nov. 27 - The first set fills in with listeners selections for top ten blues artists that were left off the first list.
  • Tues., - Dec. 11 - First set focuses on the music and influences of Lightnin' Hopkins.
  • Tues., Dec. 25 - Special Christmas Blues show.
2013
  • Tues., Jan. 8 - The first set celebrates the Chess Records artists and contributions to the blues.
  • Tues., Jan. 22 - Junior Wells is the featured artist in the first set.
  • Tues., Feb. 5 - The music and influence of Jimmy McCracklin are celebrated during set #1. 
  • Tues., Feb. 19- The music and influences of Memphis Slim is featured in the first set of this show.
  • Tues., March 5 - Lonnie Brooks is the featured artist in the first set.
  • Tues., March 19- Classic mixed with contemporary woman of the blues kicks of this edition of "Blues Influence".
  • Tues., April 2- Stevie Ray Vaughan is celebrated in the first set.
  • Tues., April 16- Just some great harmonica blues comprises the first set on this show.
  • Tues., April 30- This Spring Pledge Drive show features  just some of my favorite blues.
  • Tues., May 14- The first set offers music from some of the artists who cut their teeth in John Mayall's Blues Breakers.
  • Tues., May 28- Follow -up to last show with more music from the Blues Breakers Breakaways.
  • Tues., June 11- The first set explores the musical legacy of  Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup .
  • Tues., June 25- The British Blues is featured in the first set of this show.
  •  Tues., July 9 - Tribute to Elvin Bishop in the first set.
  • Tues., July 23- Susan Tedeschi is honored in the first set.
  • Tues., Aug. 6 - Focus on Luther Allison.
  • Tues., Aug 20- The music and influence of Champion Jack Dupree is highlighted.
  • Tues., Sept. 3 - The spotlight is on Magic Sam.
  • Tues., Sept. 17 - Jimmy Dawkins is the featured artist.
  • Tues., Oct. 1 - Corey Bell rings our in this featured set.
  • Tues., Oct 15 - Lurrie Bell brings it to us in the first set.
  • Tues., Oct 29 - Big Joe Horton is featured.
  • Tues., Nov 12 -Fall  Pledge Drive  edition of Blues Influence.
  • Tues., Nov. 26 - The music and influence of Big Bill Broonzy graces the first set.
  • Tues., Dec. 10 - Texas Blues celebrated in this first set.
  • Tues., Dec. 24 - Special Christmas Eve Edition of Blues Influence.
2014
  • Tues., Jan. 7 - First set examines the connection between the blues and music from Africa.
  • Tues., Jan 21 - Music from the folk and blues revival era makes up the first set.
  • Tues., Feb. 4 - The focus is on Delmark recording artists.
  • Tues., Feb 18 - Tribute to Magic Sam
  • Tues., April 4 - Already almost a legend, Joe Bonamassa, is featured in the first set.
  • Tues., Feb. 18 - Female Blues artists, classic and contemporary.
  • Tues., April 1 - No foolin' on this harp player supreme...Charlie Musselwhite...firsst set.
  • Tues., April 15 - You won't be taxed by this tribute to Fenton Robinson.
  • Tues., April 29 - Spring Pledge Drive edition features music and marijuana...blues and jazz.
  • Tues., May 13 - John Lee Hooker struts his stuff.
  • Tues., May 27 - Focus on the blues styles demonstrated by Michael Bloomfield's instructional blues album: "If You Love the Blues Play Em as You Please"
  • Tues., June 10 - Lonnie Johnson's influences are featured in the first set.
  • Tues., June 24 - Robben Ford lights up the first set.
  • Tues., July 8 -Michael  Bloomfield's album; "From His Head to His Heart to His Hands" informs this first set.
  • Tues., July 22 - Contemporary Blues Woman that I usually don't play is the foundation of the first set.
  • Tues., Aug 5 - Willie Big Eyes Smith is the featured artist.
  • Tues., Aug 19- Fire-Themed Pledge Drive brings a whole show of fire themed blues music.
  • Tues., Sept. 2 - The first set is a tribute to the influence of blues on R&B music.
  • Tues., - Sept. 16 - A second helping of Fenton Robinson is offered up.
  • Tues., Sept. 30 - An aborted attempt to feature the music of the Blues Brothers (see next show)
  • Tues., Oct. 14 - The music and influence of the Blues Brothers and company is the focus here.
  • Tues., Oct. 28 - Fall Pledge Drive (Sustainability/Community Focus) edition celebrates artists who have supported the blues community and an interview with Dr.  Mark Roseland, Director of the Center for Sustainable Community Development.
  • Tues., Nov. 11 -  The first set continues honoring those blues artists who have supported and helped develop the blues community.
  • Tues., Nov. 25 - Behr and Mumser fill in for me and play great blues while I enjoy Thanksgiving down south. 
  • Tues., Dec. 9 - Earl King is crowned in the first set...thanks, Earl, for all you music.
  • Tues., Dec. 23 - A whole show of Christmas Blues!
2015
  •  Tues., Jan 6 -  Several sub-genres of the blues are explored in this first set called: "Seven Points of Light of the Blues."
  • Tues., Jan 20 -Mr. Lowell Fulson is the featured artist in the first set.
  • Tues., Feb 3- Spotlight position is held by Leroy Carr.
  • Tues., Feb. 17 - The music and influence of Junior Parker grace the first set in this edition of B.I.
  • Tues., March 3 - Corey Harris is honored in the first set.
  • 'Tues., March 17 - Big Mama Thornton, who first recorded the song Hound Dog and wrote Ball and Chain is in the spotlight today. 
  • Tues., March 31 - Little Milton graces us with his music, and we celebrate his influences in the first set on Blues Influence. 
  • Tues., April 14 - The first set is a tribute to Son Seals.
  • Tues., April 28 - This pledge drive version of Blues Influence features a set of my favorite blues songs/artists and some music from the "Greens" of the blues and other pledge drive-related blues music. Support KMUD by becoming a member at: kmud.org 
  • Tues., May 12 - Koko Taylor basks in the spotlight on the first set of this edition of "Blues Influence."
  • Tues., May 26 - The life, music and influences of B.B. King are featured during this show. B.B. passed this May 14. 
  • Tues., June 9- The music and influences of Billy Boy Arnold are heard in the first set of this show.
  • Tues., June 23 - Just some good blues to enjoy the weather by on this "Blues-In-A-Box" edition of Blues Influence. 
  • Tues., July 7 - The first set gives some love and respect to Bo Diddly and explores his influences. 
  • Tues., July 21-Part I where you'll hear musical sets revolving around the artists covered in the award-winning two-disc album: "Chicago Blues-A Living History- The (R)evolution Continues." Hear covers of, and original tunes by, some of the greats of the Chicago and pre-Chicago Blues Era. 
  • Tues., Aug. 4- Part II -see above.
  • Tues., Aug. 18 -Pledge Drive Edition- Theme is Fathers and Mothers, Sons and Daughters - evolution of the blues as the torch is passed.
  • Tues., Sept. 1 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd is the focus of the first set in a tribute to his music and influences.
  • Tues., Sept. 15- John Mayall gets his respect in the first set tribute to his long career in the blues.
  • Tues., Sept. 29 - The great chess anthology album: "Muddy Waters -His best 1947-1955" guides the music in the frist set.
  • Tues., Oct. 13 - The music and influences of Jr. Kimbrough drive the first mega-set on this edition of Blues Influence. 
  • Tues., Oct. 27 -  The first set is a tribute to the music and influences of Walter Trout, who is making a comeback after receiving a liver transplant. The sing "Truth to Power on the Two O'clock Hour" segment is part two of a tribute to blues as a global music bringing together all people.
  • Tues., Nov. 10 - Pledge Drive Show - Entire show features Blues Love Tunes.
  • Tues., Nov. 24 - First set pays respect to hard working bluesman, Tommy Castro.
  • Tues., Dec. 8 - first set offers more Blues love songs.
  • Ties., Dec. 22 - Holiday edition of Blues Influence is an offering to the first day of winter and mixes in Christmas Blues and Feel-Good Blues. 
2016
  • Tues., Jan. 5 - The great Freddy King, along with those who influenced him, are honored in the first set.
  • Tues., Jan. 19 - The influences and music of Otis Spann are featured in this show.
  • Tues., Feb. 2 - The Music and influences of Tampa Red are explored in the first set of this show.
  • Tues., Feb 16 - Slim Harpo is in the spotlight in this first set- thanks, Slim,  for all the great music and original songs.
  • Tues., March 1 - In the first set the focus is on Roosevelt Sykes and  his influences.
  • Tues., March 15 - Maria Muldaur, Rory Block and their blues network grace the first set in this edition of B.I.
  • Tues., March 29 - Just some great blues and blues influenced music in this Blues Crusin''  edition of B.I.
  • Tues., April 12 - David Bromberg and his influences are featured today.
  • Tues., April 26 - B.I. celebrates Stevie Ray Vaughan and those who influenced him and those influenced by him.
  • Tues., May 10 - This edition of B.I. presents a tribute to Lonnie Mack
  • Tues., May 24 - B..I. goes Blues Crusin'...from Hot Tuna to Big Maybelle. The last 15 min. of the show features a live interview with troubadour, Jim Page.
  • Tues., June 7 - Furry' Lewis gets the spotlight on this edition of Blues Influence.
  • Tues., June 21 - Ever hear Kurt Cobain sing the blues? The conclusion of the first set in this summertime  Blues Crusin' edition of Blues Influence is evidence that he could wail pretty convincingly on an old blues classic. 


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