Blues Breakers

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

Red And Green Lights Adorn The Empire State Buidling For Christmas

Blues Breakers Christmas Show Playlist

This is the playlist for Blues Breakers. This show runs on Monday nights from 9 PM to 10 PM on WXRT, Chicago. Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for December 15, 2014 Christmas Blues   ALBERT KING […]



Blues For Christmas! Blues Breakers Tonight At Nine

From From B.B. King to Sharon Jones. From Tom Waits to new Buddy Guy.  If you think it’s still too early for Christmas music you haven’t been paying attention to your calendar. Our annual Blues […]


Shemekia Copeland (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Shemekia Copeland: Chicagoan, XRT Fave Nominated For A Major Blues Award

This week the Blues Foundation, an international organization based in Memphis, released the list of nominees for their Blues Music Awards, formerly the W.C. Handy Awards. We were very happy to learn that one of […]


Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks

Did You Hear Blues Breakers Last Night? Wanna See The Playlist?

This week (12-8-14) on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was Chicago Blues great Lonnie Brooks as his birthday approaches. We heard a new Christmas song by The Blind Boys who are appearing in […]


Wayne Baker Brooks, Lonnie Brooks, Tom Marker at Chicago Blues Fest 2011.

Lonnie Brooks Featured On Blues Breakers Tonight

We’ll have a new Christmas song from the Blind Boys of Alabama with Taj Mahal, a previously unissued track from one of Junior Wells’ best sessions, new Robert Cray and a song from a Grammy […]



Blues Breakers Playlist 12-1-14

Charley Krebs commented on Facebook about last night’s Blues Breakers: That was such a great show i dont know where to start… lets just say every selection was a winner… and unique too! thanks tom. […]



Blue Monday: Better Than Black Friday! Blues Breakers At 9pm

Chicago’s Blues great, Junior Wells will be the Artist of the Week tonight. We’ll hear him play his harp with three different guitarists, yes, including Buddy Guy. Plus, be listening for B.B., new Billy Boy […]



Blues Breakers Playlist 11-24-14

This was our annual Blues Breakers pre-Thanksgiving guide to live Blues in the Chicago area. See what you heard and see where they’re playing on our playlist with links. Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for 11/24/14 The […]


Lurrie Bell with Tom Marker

Thanksgiving Week Guide To Live Blues – Tonight On Blues Breakers

Tonight you’ll hear Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lurrie Bell, Lil’ Ed, Larry McCray and many more because they’re all in town this week. Tonight’s the night for our annual Thanksgiving week guide to live blues in […]


Mavis Staples at the Petrillo Bandshell on June 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Elmore James, New Mavis Staples, Live John Hiatt on Blues Breakers Tonight At Nine

Two of our all-time favorite recording/performing artists will be at three of our favorite venues this week and will be heard on Blues Breakers tonight; Mavis Staples and John Hiatt. Plus, our Artist of the […]



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