Host: Blues Breakers
At ‘XRT we still hear from people who tell us they’ve been listening since we were a part-time, underground station. Tom says he’s been listening longer than that. His first personal contact with ‘XRT was when he met John Platt. He invited Tom to visit him while on the air at WGLD, a one-time progressive rock station based in Oak Park. Tom thought, “cool job.” [Read Tom’s Full Bio]
Join us on Blues Breakers this Monday at 9pm for the world premiere of a new song recorded in tribute to Otis Clay. The release of this song will be paired with a live performance benefit on December 1st at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston. Tickets are now on sale with proceeds from the show and sale of the recording going to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
We’re getting close to the date of B.B. King’s birth. He was born outside of Indianola, Mississippi on September 16, 1925. We’ll hear more than a few from B. tonight on Blues Breakers. Join us beginning at 9pm.
Last night we played blues from some great new records and featured Chicagolander Nick Moss on Blues Breakers. You can see what we played and what we talked about here.
Freddie King, new Bobby Rush featuring Joe Bonamassa, new Ronnie Earl eleven minute tribute to Otis Rush and Nick Moss debuts as Artist Of The Week. All tonight on Blues Breakers.
Last night on Blues Breakers we celebrated the 99th anniversary of the birth of John Lee Hooker with The Hook as our Artist Of The Week.
John Lee Hooker was born 99 years ago today in Tutwiler, Mississippi. When he left the South during the Great Migration John Lee landed in Detroit where he worked for the Ford Motor Company, but he recorded many of her best early records on S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago for Vee-Jay Records.
It was a big night for Chicago blues on Blues Breakers last night as our Artist of the Week was a Chicago blues legend and we played very new blues from three Chicago artists.
Tonight on Blues Breakers we honor Chicago blues legend Luther Allison. Luther was born in August on the 17th in 1939 and died in August on the 12th in 1997. And we’ll hear from locals Lurrie Bell, Joanna Connor and Matthew Skoller from very new records.
Last night our Artist of the Week was the “Human Jukebox,” Magic Slim. We played a few from Slim plus recent blues from Chicago artists who have gigs in town this week, a brand new song from a forthcoming release by Bobby Rush, and more! See it all right here along with notes including some of this week’s appearances.
That was a lot of fun and a lot of great blues last night. We played only Buddy Guy as our way of honoring the biggest blues star in the world and our hometown hero on the week he makes 80! Check out what we played here. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!