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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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A Working Man’s Playlist for Labor Day

Summer has raced by and Labor Day is upon us. We began with an appropriate set for the working man and woman. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend! With our 15th Anniversary behind us, we [...]

08/31/2014

Carter Alan with Littlewolf

An All-Request Show for the 15th Anniversary

It was quite a weekend – Peter Wolf at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Friday night, the 13th Annual Blues n’ Brews Fest all Saturday and then the next day “Sunday Morning Blues” turned [...]

08/24/2014

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Honoring The Great Peter Wolf

This week we honored singer Peter Wolf at the beginning of the show, from the mighty J. Geils Band to his recent solo work. Don’t forget that Peter will be in Boarding House Park this Friday as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series! Also, thanks to Ted Evan for the CHOOSE YOUR BLUES list – a look at the Allman Brothers Band from beginning to end (sniff).

08/17/2014

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