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

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Didja Hear It? Blues Breakers Playlist June 29

First of all,  don’t miss next week’s “Theme of the Week”: Chicago Style. All Chicago based artists, all from their most recent album releases. Last night we played the new song from Buddy Guy, our […]


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New Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, James Cotton On Blues Breakers Tonight

We have a brand new song from the forthcoming Buddy Guy album to play for you tonight on Blues Breakers. Our Artist of the Week is James Cotton who turns 80 years old on Wednesday. […]


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Shemekia Copeland Concert Announcement Plus, North Mississippi Allstars On Blues Breakers Tonight

Shemekia Copeland knocked ’em dead at the Blues Fest. Tonight we announce a 93XRT with Shemekia at a much beloved venue in town this fall. Now that the Chicago Blues Fest is behind us, we […]


Muddy Waters on 3/17/77 in Chicago,Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) Thanks to Paul Natkin, a great Blues fan, a great storyteller,always at the Blues Fest and a member of the Blues Fest Advisory Committee for use of this photo.

Muddy Day Today At Blues Fest

Muddy Waters, that is. Don’t miss the centennial tributes to Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. Sure, it rained all night, but the forecast says not likely today. So wear old shoes and let’s go! And […]



Blues Fest Saturday: BUDDY, SHEMEKIA, TORONZO!

The headliners: Toronzo Cannon at 5:30, Shemekia Copeland at 6:30, and Buddy Guy at 8:05. What a line-up. Big entertainment tonight on the big stage. But go to the Blues Fest NOW. Catch the beginning […]


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Shemekia Copeland, Dave Specter, Jimmy Johnson, Otis Clay, Today, Drop In Or Tune In

At 6:00pm today join us for the 18th Annual WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast Live From Legends. Drop in, there’s no cover. Tune in, live on the air on 93XRT. This is our annual […]



Blues Breakers Blues Fest Preview Playlist

See who we played last night. See who’s playing at the big gig this weekend.   Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers June 8, 2015 Chicago Blues Festival Preview Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers airs every Monday from […]


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Blues Fest Preview Tonight On Blues Breakers

Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland, Clarence Carter and so many more Blues acts from near are far are playing the Chicago Blues Festival beginning in just a few days! Join us for our annual Blues Fest […]


Tom Marker & Otis Clay. Photo by Miki Mulvehill.

Blues Fest Broadcast Announced And Blues Breakers Playlist

Last night we announced the line-up for our Blues Fest Broadcast from Legends and featured Chicago’s #1 Soul Man, Otis Clay as our Artist Of The Week. It all sounded great! Here’s what it looks […]



Celebrate The Blues & Join Us For The Annual XRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Live Broadcast!

93XRT celebrates the arrival of the Chicago Blues Festival with our annual WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast. Tune-in or come by Buddy Guy’s Legends (700 S. Wabash) on Thursday, June 11 from 6:00 pm till 7:30 pm for an all-star blues revue. Blues queen Shemekia Copeland returns as Tom Marker’s co-host when we present The Dave Specter Band featuring John Kattke on vocals, as heard on “Chicago Style,” plus special guest Chicago’s Number 1 Soul Man, Otis Clay (“Trying to Live My Life Without You”) and Chicago Blues veteran, guitarist and sweet voiced singer, Jimmy Johnson.