Blues Breakers

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

Photo by Ed Careff

A Blues King On Blues Breakers Tonight

He’s known to many as a Texas blues man, but he grew up and formed his sound on the West Side of Chicago. Freddie King will be our Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers.


(Photo: Marty Rosenbaum/WXRT)

Watch Tom Marker Welcome Buddy Guy To The Stage

Even though he owns the place, it’s always a special occasion when Buddy Guy takes the stage.


Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band. Photo by Tom Marker

Blues Fest! After Parties And Side Shows

Blues Fest isn’t until next weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 10-12. But Blues Fest week begins Monday with Blues Breakers on ‘XRT at 9pm. There is so much happening please let us point some things out. First of all, the Blues Fest line-up itself.


Shemekia Copeland - photo by Amy Brat

Blues Breakers Playlist – Shemekia Copeland Artist Of The Week

Shemekia Copeland stars in our WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast on Thursday, June 9, and is the headliner the next day at the Chicago Blues Festival. Last night she was our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers.


Photo by Tom Marker

Etta James Artist Of The Week – Last Night’s Blues Breakers Playlist

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 at Muscle Shoals Studio, 1967 (House Of Fame Llc/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Etta James Featured Artist On Blues Breakers Tonight

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.


Shemekia Copeland with Buddy Guy at Legends. Photo by Tom Marker.

Stars Of The Blues Fest Broadcast Announced, Blues Breakers Playlist

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.


TM and Shemekia at Rosa's.

WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast Returns To Buddy Guy’s Legends

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!


Blues Fest 2015 - Photo by Tom Marker

Stars Of Our Blues Fest Broadcast Announced Tonight – John Lee Hooker Artist Of The Week

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.


Photo by Tom Marker

Taj Mahal Artist Of The Week Tonight On Blues Breakers

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.


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