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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2:18pm

Sat June 8, 2013
marc on the blues

His Nickname Was “Little,” His Influence was Huge

There is a statue of Little Walter in front of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt-Bessungen in Hessen, Germany
fluffisch Flickr - Creative Commons

9:00am

Sat June 1, 2013
marc on the blues

If You Think The Old Guard Is All Gone, Think James Cotton

James Cotton at the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival
Bryan Thompson Flickr - Creative Commons

Over the last 50 years more great Blues musicians have played with Blues harp player James Cotton than just about anyone.

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9:00am

Sat May 25, 2013
marc on the blues

Some Musicians Take the Slang Term "Cookin'" to Extremes

Bill Wharton at the 2008 Ottawa Bluesfest, gumbo pot in hand
ActiveSteve Flickr - Creative Commons

Food and music go together like any of those combinations in the song “Love and Marriage,” but few people mix the two like Bill Wharton, aka the “Sauce Boss.”

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9:00am

Sat May 18, 2013
marc on the blues

There's Been More Than One "King of the Blues"

Screencap from YouTube of Freddie King blues legend - Goin' Down (Live)
YouTube - Dave Murphy

Once upon a time there were three kings: B. B., Albert and Freddie. Most Blues fans know B. B. and Albert, but Freddie died too young to get the recognition he truly deserved.

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9:00am

Sat May 11, 2013
marc on the blues

Kris Lager Band Doing Double Duty At The Greeley Blues Jam

Screencap of Kris Lager Band performing at the Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, Nebraska April, 29th 2011
Kris Lager Band YouTube - ponderlandproductions

Most of us tend to identify the Blues with the rural Deep South and urban centers like Chicago and Memphis. The powerful form of self expression we call the Blues has penetrated every corner of America and continues to spread around the World.

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