Blues Breakers

Monday Nights At 9pm: An Hour Of Nothing But The Blues Hosted By Tom Marker.

Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch

Only In Chicago – A Night To Remember

This past Sunday evening was a most incredible night of blues here in the Blues Capital of the World. An event of near historic significance. A gathering of many of the very best blues musicians [...]



Rememberin’ Stevie Ray Vaughan

The first time I met Stevie I just barely knew who he was. XRT’s music director at the time, John Mrvos, had just seen him play at Chicagofest on Navy Pier, grabbed him after the show and brought him by the station for a drop-in. Most remarkable to me was that Stevie was more interested in talking up his brother Jimmy Vaughan’s latest project rather than his own. Next time I



Did You Hear What Was Played On Blues Breakers Last Night?

Blues from John Lee Hooker from way back and new blues from Dave and Phil Alvin Robert Cray and Toronzo Cannon. Oh yeah, and more! Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for August 25, 2014 John Lee [...]



John Lee Hooker Tonight On Blues Breakers

There will be some John Lee Hooker on Blues Breakers tonight!  He’ll be our Artist of the Week. We’ve also got cool new stuff from out of town, from in town, and some from people [...]


Dave Specter

Here’s What You Heard On Blues Breakers Last Night

Last night on Blues Breakers (Monday, August 18, 2014) our Artist of the Week was Dave Specter. We played a couple of songs from his fine new record, Message In Blue, and a couple of [...]


30x30 BLUES this Sunday at Rosa'sLounge

30X30 BLUES, Dave Specter Artist Of The Week On Blues Breakers Tonight

Chicago’s Dave Specter has a hit on his hands. His new album, Message In Blue, is heading up the blues radio play and sales charts and tonight he’ll be our Artist Of The Week on [...]


Luther Allison

Blues Playlist – New Dr. John & Shemekia, Guitar Shorty & Candye Kane In Town

We had a good time on Blues Breakers last night. We had a chance to play a couple of long songs by Luther Allison, our Artist Of The Week. We played a track from a [...]


Robert Cray

Blues Breakers Playlist From August 4, 2014

Sorry for the late posting of this playlist. Here’s what we played on Blues Breakers on Monday, August 4, 2014 with Robert Cray as our Artist Of The Week. Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for August [...]


luther-allison edit

Intense Blues Tonight On Blues Breakers

One of the most intense, passionate players of the second, or is it third, generation of blues artists will be our Artist Of The Week tonight on Blues Breakers: Luther Allison!  Hear new blues by [...]



30×30 Blues! Tom Marker and Rosa’s Lounge Celebrate 30 Years

In 1984 Rosa’s Lounge opened their doors to the world of blues fans that have fallen in love with the intimate room where live blues has been presented ever since. In the summer of 1984 [...]



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