Nine O'Clock Blues

Saturday 9pm

The Nine O’clock Blues presents the Blues music that is the foundation of most all American music including Rock & Roll, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country and more. 

Host Marc Applegate features Roots, Blues and Rhythm & Blues from all the decades of recorded music reaching back to the beginning with artists like Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charlie Patton while including the latest releases from a wide variety of contemporary artists.

Interested in checking out the Blues scene in Colorado? Here's a link to the Colorado Blues Society calendar.

There's always the annual Greeley Blues Jam if you need your Blues fix.

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9:19am

Sat August 17, 2013
marc on the blues

The Piazza’s: The Family That Plays And Stays Together

Rod and Honey at the 2007 Legendary Rhythym and Blues Cruise
seefarky Flickr - Creative Commons

Rod Piazza has been recording longer than his mentor George “Harmonica” Smith, longer than Big Walter Horton or Sonny Boy Williamson and longer than Little Walter Horton lived!

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9:00am

Sat August 10, 2013
marc on the blues

The Hill Country Blues Began With Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

The North Mississippi Hill Country is only a couple dozen miles from the part of the state known as the Mississippi Delta. Each has given birth to its own distinctive style of the Blues.

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9:00am

Sat August 3, 2013
marc on the blues

At 45, Roomful of Blues Is Going Strong

Roomful of Blues performing at the Rawy Blues Festival, October 2012
DrabikPany Flickr - Creative Commons

In a business that often lacks longevity, Roomful of Blues has kept on keeping on for a full 45 years. They’ve recorded a new live album to celebrate.

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9:00am

Sat July 27, 2013
marc on the blues

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Impacted A Generation of Young Musicians

Cover of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band self titled 1965 album
Elektra Records

For many white Blues musicians starting out in the 1960s and drawn in by Beatlemania, entry to the genre was led by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

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9:00am

Sat July 20, 2013
marc on the blues

Elmore James Was The Prototype Electric Slide Guitarist

Tomato Records

Once you’ve heard Elmore James sing and play you’ll know that sound every time you hear it. His voice and guitar style are as instantly recognizable as B. B. King, Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf.

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