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]

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 [...]

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Eddy

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 [...]

10/21/2014

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 [...]

10/20/2014

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 [...]

10/13/2014

(Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

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.

10/13/2014

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 [...]

10/13/2014

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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 [...]

10/06/2014

(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

B.B. King Falls Ill Onstage In Chicago Friday

B.B. King was back in Chicago this past Friday night for a show at The House of Blues. A statement on his web site said, “Mr. King fell ill last night, Oct 3 2014 during [...]

10/05/2014

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with Ralph Kinsey on drums and Donald Kinsey on guitar and vocals 10-4-2014

Another Don’t Miss Blues Event Tonight

An all-star benefit/memorial tonight at Rosa’s.  Nick Charles, long-time bass player for Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues passed away this year. Nick had a LOT of friends in the Chicago blues scene. Everyone [...]

10/05/2014

Oktoberfest2014

Big Soul/Blues Double Header In Hyde Park Today

A jam packed two hour program of blues with enough talent for a daylong blues festival and an appearance at a beautiful new venue by Chicago’s #1 Soul Man both in Hyde Park today. Hyde [...]

10/04/2014

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