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 .
Call me in, in studio, at: area code 707 - 923-3911 or toll free
dial 1 then 800 then KMUD-RAD.
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.


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