Tom Marker

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]

Frank Orrall sings Lou Reed at Marie's

Lou Reed Tribute With Frank Orrall

This week we passed the one year anniversary of the passing of Lou Reed. That motivated famous club and party DJ and former Bucket of Suds regular Joe Bryl to jump into action and host [...]


Jimmy Johnson

Blues Breakers Playlist – From Sweet To Scary

Our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers was Chicago’s Jimmy Johnson. His beautiful high lonesome voice? That was our pre-Halloween treat. On the scary side we began with a live version of the Screamin’ [...]



The Bar Room Preacher On Blues Breakers Tonight

That’s right, Chicago’s sweetest blues singer and guitar player, Jimmy Johnson, will be the Artist Of The Week tonight on Blues Breakers. Be listening for new Eric Bibb, scary Howlin’ Wolf, and a track from [...]


Buddy with Chicago R&B Kings last night at Legends

Two Hours At The Corner Of The Bar With Buddy Guy – Tix Saturday

Last night I headed over to Buddy Guy’s Legends to hang with my friends there and check out the Chicago R&B Kings featuring Gene “Big Daddy” Barge and guitarist Rob Blaine. I was sitting at [...]



The Chief! Blues Breakers Playlist, Monday, October 20, 2014

Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for October 20, 2014 Artist of the Week: Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater   EDDY CLEARWATER – TOO OLD TO GET MARRIED From Eddy’s new, live record, Soul Funky. Celebrate with Eddy [...]


Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Buddy Show Tix Going On Sale, New Blues From Miss. In Town, Eddy “The Chief” Artist Of The Week Tonight

On Blues Breakers tonight at 9pm central our Artist of the Week will be Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. He has a new album out and a CD release party coming up this Friday at Buddy [...]


Little Walter

What Was That On Blues Breakers? Playlist Here

Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for October 13, 2014 Artist of the Week: Little Walter LITTLE WALTER – JUKE Recorded in Chicago in 1952 with Muddy Waters and Jimmy Rogers on guitar. LITTLE WALTER – CRAZY [...]


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Buddy Guy Announces Annual January Residency At Legends

Buddy Guy has made it an annual tradition to take up shop at his club Legends for a January residency. This year will be no exception as we just announced on Blues Breakers Buddy Guy’s January residency at Legends.


Byron Bay Bluesfest 2010 - Day 2

January Buddy Shows Announced on Blues Breakers Tonight

Little Walter will be our Artist of the Week, there will be new blues by Dr. John with Shemekia Copeland, and we will be announcing the dates of the “Buddy Shows.” Again in 2015 the [...]


gary clark jr 10

New Mavis, New Gary Clark Jr, North Mississippi Allstars Artist Of The Week: Blues Breakers Tonight

Tom Marker here in the blues cave putting together tonight’s show. We have a new song by Mavis Staples with our Artist of the Week the North Mississippi Allstars from a new soundtrack recording, a [...]




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