Monday Nights At 9pm: An Hour Of Nothing But The Blues Hosted By Tom Marker.
Along with Etta we played a song from a forthcoming record by a man who had his first hit in 1961. Plus, link to the complete Blues Fest line-up.
Etta James is one of the all time greatest blues singers, and she’ll be our Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers. We’ll hear a recording she made in 1966 and a song from her final album from 2011, and a couple from in between.
Last night on Blues Breakers we announced the stars of the annual WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast. Plus, we played some blues records by our Artist of the Week, John Lee Hooker and others. It’s all here.
Kick off your Chicago Blues Fest weekend and join us on June 9th at Buddy Guy’s Legends for the WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast!
Don’t miss the WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast for a live broadcast of performances by two of the fests biggest and most exciting stars. We’ll tell you who tonight on Blues Breakers. Plus, John Lee Hooker will be our Artist of the Week tonight.
Tonight on Blues Breakers hear something from the first new Sugar Blue album in five years. New Blues by Tom Waits, too. And Taj Mahal will be our Artist of the Week ahead of his two shows this week at the Old Town School.
Last night we announced the complete line-up for the 2016 Chicago Blues Fest Line-up. You can see that HERE. We also featured Muddy Waters on his birth date and threw in some new Chicago Blues, too.
Several weeks ago, we revealed the headliners of this year’s Blues Fest. Tonight on Blues Breakers, we revealed the entire 2016 lineup.
First of all, Happy Muddy Waters birthday. Muddy, the Father of Chicago Blues, was born on this date in 1913. To celebrate we’ll play a bunch of his songs tonight. But also be listening for the first announcement of the entire line-up of the upcoming, 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening in Grant Park, downtown Chicago.
See new photos of two of Muddy Waters homes plus learn about our exclusive announcement of the entire line-up of the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival. Muddy will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers Monday evening at 9:00 pm.