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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 03:  Tab Benoit performs during The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music at the Saenger Theatre on May 3, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions)

A Sunday Morning Tribute to Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit, Baton Rouge guitarist, singer and songwriter extraordinaire, plus defender of Louisiana wetlands, has a birthday on Monday November 17th, turning a young 47 years old, so we had to start with a Benoit tribute!

11/16/2014

(Matt Dolloff)

Saying Goodbye to the Allman Brothers Band

We began by celebrating two great careers both in the Blues and mainstream rock – the Allman Brothers Band and Bonnie Raitt!

11/09/2014

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Tribute to the Legendary Jack Bruce

New month, but we looked back a week to musically eulogize the fantastic talent of singer/songwriter/bassist/multi-instrumentalist Jack Bruce.

11/02/2014

(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

A Tribute to the Underrated Elvin Bishop

The underrated and under-appreciated bluesman Elvin Bishop is still out there, touring, hosting Blues Cruises and putting out album after album. Here’s to our birthday boy!

10/19/2014

(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Honoring Chuck Berry for His 88th Birthday

October 18th is the 88th birthday of the singer/songwriter/guitarist and character known as Chuck Berry. We began the show by paying tribute to the living legend.

10/12/2014

Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, left, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at right. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan on His Birthday Week

Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 60 on Friday October 4th; we began with a couple from the legendary guitarist we lost in 1990. SRV preferred the Strat, but Albert Collins was the self-proclaimed “Master of the Telecaster.” The late guitarist shares Stevie’s birthdate, as well as harmonica ace Billy Branch!

10/05/2014

(Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Blues Birthdays…Blues Birthdays Everywhere

We celebrated some Blues birthdays to get the show started this week – from bandleader, songwriter and singer Tiny Bradshaw, who first made “Train Kept a Rollin’” a hit in 1951 to mega-star Bruce Springsteen [...]

09/28/2014

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Muddy Waters Heads The “Royal Family” of Blues

I was thinking about a new reality TV show spotlighting a Blues family – the Morganfields! I’m referring to the family of one McKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters and his two sons Mud and [...]

09/21/2014

(AFP PHOTO THOMAS BREGARDIS)

Honoring David Maxwell and the Great Pianists of the Blues

We started off the show this week with a tribute to keyboardist David Maxwell, sideman to so many great artists and star of a series of fine solo albums. We recommend “Max Attack,” his album [...]

09/14/2014

(Photo by Matt Dolloff / WZLX)

Honoring Little Milton & Jimmy Reed, Plus an Allman-Gov’t Mule ‘Choose Your Blues’

We began this week’s show with tributes to late, great Bluesmen Little Milton on vocals and Jimmy Reed – the singer/songwriter/guitarist who took electric blues from the plantation to Carnegie Hall back in the 60’s! [...]

09/07/2014

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