Blues Breakers

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

Shemekia Copeland

Blues Breakers Playlist March 3, 2015

Shemekia! Sounding great as always this week on Blues Breakers. She’ll be playing two XRT Shows this week; Friday north at S.P.A.C.E. and Saturday south at Promontory. Busy night Friday with Anders Osborne joining the […]


Shemekia with guitarist Arthur Nielson

Shemekia, Pops, B.B. King On Blues Breakers

Our Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers is Miss Shemekia Copeland. Shemekia is back in her hometown of Chicago for two XRT Shows this week. She’ll be at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston this Friday […]



Big Bill Broonzy, New Pops Staples, Billy Boy Arnold, New Steve Earle On Blues Breakers

Another fun night on Blues Breakers last night. Here’s the playlist with notes.   Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers February 23, 2015 Artist of the Week: Big Bill Broonzy Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers airs every Monday […]


Pops Staples

Before Muddy Waters There Was Big Bill Broonzy

Tonight on Blues Breakers (9p-10p) our Artist of the Week will be Big Bill Broonzy, a star of the Chicago Blues scene in the 30’s and 40’s. We’ll include some of his early recordings as […]



Lundi Gras Blues Breakers Playlist

We began our Mardi Gras celebration with a live stream of a performance by the New Orleans Suspects from the Blues Cross/Blues Shield Performance Stage. (You can view that stream all day today at […]


Muddy Water's House a few years ago

Blues Museum In Chicago? Muddy’s House? Blues Breakers Playlist For Feb. 9, 2015

We had some cool new records to play on Blues Breakers tonight, and some Chicago Blues news. Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers Artist of the Week: Charlie Musselwhite Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers airs every Monday from […]


Charlie Musselwhite

Things To Play, Things To Say On Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight we’ll have new music recorded by Pops Staples and Steve Earle (!), Charlie Musselwhite will be the Artist of the Week, and we’ll have a few things to say, too. In the news today […]


Ronnie at Artis'.

Blues Breakers Tonight: Ronnie Baker Brooks Live

Tonight we’ll have the first announcement of some of the headliners of the Chicago Blues Festival on Blues Breakers. Plus, our longtime friend and one of the stars of the Chicago Blues scene, Ronnie Baker […]


Bobby "Blue" Bland

Blues Breakers Playlist, Monday, January 26, 2015

First of all, let me say how much I’m looking forward to this coming Monday when Ronnie Baker Brooks will be live in the studio. We hope to hear a couple of songs live, a […]


Bobby "Blue" Bland

Bobby “Blue” Bland Featured On Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight we honor the memory of one of the best and most recognized of all blues vocalists, Bobby “Blue” Bland. He was born January 27, 1930. Bobby passed away at the age of 83 just […]



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