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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  January 24, 2015:

New blues from Austin Walkin' Cane, the son of Indian immigrants to the United States
whose nickname comes from the fact that he used to have to use a walking cane.

In the midnight hour on Blue Dimensions, some new music from a uniquely talented guitarist, Rez Abbasi, with his Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, which includes vibraphonist Bill Ware and bassist Stephan Crump. The new album Intents and Purposes will satisfy most of us, for all intents and purposes ... and we'll also go back to 2008 and hear Abbasi playing with sax player Rudresh Mahanthappa, in a trio called the Indo-Pak Coalition; Mahantappa is of Indian descent and Abbasi was born in Pakistan, and music for both of them leads the way to understanding between the two frequently antagonistic cultures. Also, jazz with a blues tinge, and the word "blue" in the song titles, from guitarists Calvin Keys and Ken Silverman, and from singer Virginia Schenck with a mashup of songs by Joni Mitchell and Bobby Troop.      

Condolences to Lisa Chavous one of Philadelphia's finest singers and the person who fronts The Philadelphia Blues Messengers. Lisa's husband Mike Hayes died on the last day of 2014 following a long battle with cancer. We wish her well in these painful times.

The Mississippi Blues Project:                     

From the summer of 2012 through the summer of 2013, with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Music Project, we presented The Mississippi Blues Project, a series of concerts by Mississippi blues artists that are now available online, with shows from The Cedric Burnside Project, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Robert Belfour, Big A (Anthony Sherrod) with Robert "Bilbo" Walker, Super Chikan, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Rory Block, and James Cotton. Check 'em out!

       • • • Area Blues Concerts & Events • • •


For more detailed information please visit our concert calendar or a venue's website.


[View regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events]


• • • January • • •


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dukes Of Destiny @ Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square PA 19348
484-732-8295 doors open 7PM, show starts 8PM, $16 advance, $20 door

Deb Callahan Band @ Cat's Eye Pub
1730 Thames Street
Baltimore (Fells Point section) MD
410-276-9866 4PM to 8PM

Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift @ Riegelsville Inn
10-12 Delaware Road
Riegelsville PA 18077
610-749-0100 8PM


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Little Red Rooster @ Fran's Pub
116 South Main Street
New Hope PA 18938
215-862-5539 3PM

The BC Combo weekly jam @ Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001 5:30PM


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Garry Cogdell @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 6PM-9PM no cover


Friday, January 30, 2015

Triple A Blues Band @ Zeno's
100 West College Avenue
State College PA
814-237-4350

Scoville Blues Band @ Black Horse Tavern
101 South State Street
Newtown PA 18940
215-579-6152 9PM

The BC Combo @ Revolutions
Happy Birthday BC & Nancy Lasagio
3717 Route 378
Bethlehem PA 18015
484-935-3001 10PM


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sister Blue Band @ Brunswick Zone XL/ Fireside
100 East Street Road
Feasterville PA
9PM 215-322-7755

Professor Louie & Crowmatrix @ Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390 $19.50 - $23.50 day of the show

The BC Combo @ Boyertown State Theater
Bev Conklin and friends
61 North Reading Avenue
Boyertown PA 19512
610-367-4737 7PM

• • • February • • •


Sunday, February 1, 2015

The BC Combo weekly jam @ Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001 5:30PM


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sister Blue & Mark Furman duo @ Dog & Bull
810 Bristol Pike
Croydon PA
7:30PM 215-788-2855

The BC Combo @ Molten Lounge
Tower Suite<.b> & friends
77 Sands Boulevard
Bethlehem PA 18015
877-726-3777 7PM


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Corey Harris @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 7PM - $15 advance sale, $20 at door

Peter Karp & Sue Foley @ Sellersille Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 7:30PM

Garry Cogdell @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 6PM-9PM no cover


Friday, February 6, 2015

Slam Allen @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM no cover


Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Joe Louis Walker @ Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
6:00PM-7:10PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton @ The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17602
7:10PM-8:15PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Albert Castiglia @ Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
7:30PM-8:40PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band @ Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
7:45PM-9:00PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues @ Owen Salon at The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603
8:00PM-9:00PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Corey Harris @ The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17602
8:35PM-9:45PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Joanne Shaw Taylor @ Steinman Hall at The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603
9:10PM-10:10PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Peter Karp and Sue Foley @ Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
9:20PM-10:30PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Philly Gumbo @ Owen Salon at The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603
9:40PM-10:50PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Harper and Midwest Kind @ The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17602
10:10PM-11:20PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Jason Ricci @ Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
10:35PM-11:45PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Kelly Bell Band @ Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603
10:35PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Clarence Spady @ Steinman Hall at The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603
10:40PM



Destination Blues Music Festival Day 1

Buses will drive attendees among eleven venues in Columbia and Montour Counties
and will circulate to participating hotels.
Many bands performing, including Lonnie Shields and Nate Myers & The Aces.


Triple A Blues Band @ Zeno's
100 West College Avenue
State College PA
814-237-4350

Michael Brook @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7PM-10PM no cover


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Masters of the Telecaster - Jim Weider, Tom Principato @ Main Stage at Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
2:00PM-3:30PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Popa Chubby @ Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603
5:00PM-6:15PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown @ Main Stage at Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
6:00PM-7:15PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Dana Fuchs @ Chameleon Club
6:30PM-7:45PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Big Sam's Funky Nation @ Main Stage at Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
10:00PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
Mark May Band @ Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
10:50PM-11:55PM

Lancaster Roots & Blues — A Festival Of Music
The Trudy Lynn Blues Review featuring Steve Krase @ Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
11:55PM



Destination Blues Music Festival Day 2
bands include:
10:00PM Teeny Tucker
 8:00PM Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues
 6:00PM Slam Allen
 4:30PM Clarence Spady
   along with many local bands earlier in the day
   including The BC Combo at 9:30PM


Robert Cray @ Whitaker Center for the Performing Arts
222 Market Street
Harrisburg PA 17101
717-214-ARTS $34.50, $39.50, $44.50, & $54.50

Scoville Blues Band @ Fireside Lounge (Brunswick Zone)
100 East Street Road
Feasterville PA 19053
215-322-7755 9PM

Johnny Never & Seth Holzman @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7PM-10:30PM no cover


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Destination Blues Music Festival Day 3
bands include:
Alexis P. Suter Band @ Wesley United Methodist Church
3rd and Market Streets
Bloomsburg PA
1PM
joined by several gospel choirs



Samantha Fish @ Sellersille Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 7PM

The BC Combo weekly jam @ Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001 5:30PM


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Garry Cogdell & The Complainers @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 6PM-9PM no cover


Friday, February 13, 2015

Box Turtle Bob & The Bayou Brothers Mardi Gras party @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7PM-10:30PM no cover

The BC Combo @ Blue Mountain Summit
2520 West Penn Pike
Andreas PA 18211
570-386-2003 7PM


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Deb Callahan Band @ Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge Street
Phoenixville PA 19460
610-933-4043 $14 advance/$16 day of show/$21 advance reserved seat, 8PM

North by Northeast American Roots Music Series presents
Ursula Ricks Project @ The Church of the Messiah
5801 Harford Road (at White Avenue)
Baltimore MD 21214
8PM $10 ($5 for kids 10 and under)
BYOB. Home-made desserts and NA beverages on sale at show

The BC Combo @ Stefanos
2970 Linden Street
Bethlehem PA 18017
610-866-8886 8PM


Sunday, February 15, 2015

The BC Combo weekly jam @ Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001 5:30PM


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Philly Gumbo @ Sellersille Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 7PM

Jimmy Pritchard Band celebrating Mardi Gras @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7PM-10:30PM no cover


Friday, February 20, 2015

Deb Callahan Band and Bev Conklin @ Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390 8PM

Triple A Blues Band @ Zeno's
100 West College Avenue
State College PA
814-237-4350

The BC Combo @ Godfrey Daniels
Bev Conklin & Deb Callahan 7 East 4th Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390 8PM


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dukes Of Destiny @ The Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Avenue (Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane)
Philadelphia PA 19118
215-247-9797 $12 9:30PM

Albert Cummings @ Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway
Jim Thorpe PA
570-325-0249 7PM $23


Sunday, February 22, 2015

The BC Combo weekly jam @ Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001 5:30PM


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

John Nemeth @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7PM-10:30PM $20 DSBS members, $25 non-members


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Keb' Mo' @ The State Theater
130 West College Avenue
State College PA 16801
814-272-0606 8PM $45/$55


Friday, February 27, 2015

Corey Harris @ Community Arts Center
opening: Sonoma Sound
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford PA 19086
7:30PM $15

Triple A Blues Band @ Zeno's
100 West College Avenue
State College PA
814-237-4350 7:30PM

The BC Combo @ Louie's
2071 31st Street SW
Allentown PA 18103
610-791-1226 7:30PM


Saturday, February 28, 2015

North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne @ Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore PA 19003
610-649-8389 8:30PM $25 advance, $30 day of show

Craig Thatcher Band @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700


• • • March • • •


Friday, March 6, 2015

Jorma Kaukonen @ Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville PA 19460
610-917-1228 8PM

Roomful Of Blues @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
8PM 215-257-5808

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds @ Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
570-325-0249 7PM $25

Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band @ Penns Peak
325 Maury Road
Jim Thorpe PA 18229 8PM $22 adv, $27 day of show

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Keb' Mo' @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
315 White Horse Pike
Collingswood NJ 08108
7:30PM $75, $47, & $34


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Diamond State Blues Society 18th Annual House Rockin’ Party
4:30PM The Kinsey Report
2:45 PM lower case blues
2:00 PM TBA
@ JB McGinnes Pub & Grille
519 Basin Road
New Castle DE 19720
2PM-6PM $20 DSBS Members / $25 Non-Members


Friday, March 27, 2015

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day One @ Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

      Musikfest Café
 6:15PM          Friar's Point
 6:45PM          Dugan Thomas
 8:30PM          James Supra Blues Band
10:30PM         Sarah Ayers Band

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day Two @ Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

      Musikfest Café
1:30PM          Ed Anderson
3:00PM          Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
4:30PM          Gaye Adegbalola
6:00PM          Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
7:45PM          Tommy Castro
9:30PM          John Németh & The Bo-Keys

      Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage
2:15PM          Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
3:45PM          Eric Noden & Joe Filisko
5:30PM          Ed Anderson
7:00PM          Carolyn Wonderland
8:45PM          Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day Three @ Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

      Musikfest Café
11:00AM         Blues Brunch with BC Combo (separate ticket required)
1:30PM          Carolyn Wonderland
2:45PM          Freddie King Reunion Band
4:15PM          Chris O'Leary Band
6:00PM          Shemekia Copeland
7:45PM          Heritage Blues Orchestra

      Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage
1:15PM          Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift
3:15PM          Maria Woodford Band
5:00PM          Roddy Barnes
7:00PM          Freddie King Reunion Band

• • • April • • •


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bruce Katz band @ The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
609-324-0880


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Robben Ford @ Sellersville Theater 24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 7PM $33/$45

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bucks County Blues Society presents Spring Fever Footstomper
more info TBA

• • • May • • •



• • • June • • •


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day One
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
12Noon Barrelhouse
1:00PM Rocket 88 featuring Dr. Harmonica
2:45PM Little Red Rooster Band
4:30PM Studebaker John & The Hawks
6:30PM Jarekus Singleton
with Garry Cogdell's session tent between main stage sets


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day Two
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
12Noon Jimmy Pritchard Band featuring guitarist Matt Daniels
1:30PM The Nighthawks
3:15PM Albert Castiglia
5:30PM Samantha Fish
with Garry Cogdell's session tent between main stage sets


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Billtown Blues Festival
Mr. Sipp; Roomful of Blues; Ruthie Foster
Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds
Lycoming County Fairground
Hughesville PA


Friday, June 26, 2015


Jack's Mountain Blues Festival Day One
West End Fair Grounds
1110 State Route 225
Laurelton PA 17835
570-452-0088

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Jack's Mountain Blues Festival Day Two
West End Fair Grounds
1110 State Route 225
Laurelton PA 17835
570-452-0088

• • • July • • •


Friday, July 3, 2015

Buddy Guy @ Keswick Theater
291 North Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA
215-572-7650 8PM $32.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50


Friday, July 10, 2015

Briggs Farm Blues Festival Day One
88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342
Main Stage
9:45PM Devon Allman Band
8:00PM Teeny Tucker
6:15PM Alexis P. Suter Band
4:30PM TBA

Back Porch Stage
9:00PM Lonnie Shields
7:30PM TBA
6:00PM Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
4:40PM TBA
3:25PM TBA
2:30PM TBA


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Briggs Farm Blues Festival Day Two
88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342
Main Stage
9:30PM TBA
7:40PM TBA
5:50PM TBA
4:00PM TBA

Back Porch Stage
8:30PM Lonnie Shields
7:00PM TBA
5:30PM Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
4:15PM TBA
3:00PM TBA
1:45PM TBA


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bucks County Blues Society
Rhythm & Blues Picnic
The Kinsey Report
Georgie Bonds
more TBA
@ Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street
Morrisville PA 19067
215-295-1139


Friday, July 31, 2015

Diamond State Blues Society and the City of Wilmington present
Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Rosa Parks Drive
Wilmington DE 19801


• • • August • • •


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Diamond State Blues Society and the City of Wilmington present
Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Rosa Parks Drive
Wilmington DE 19801


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Diamond State Blues Society and the City of Wilmington present
Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Rosa Parks Drive
Wilmington DE 19801


• • • September • • •


Sunday, September 20, 2015

2nd Annual Blues Cruisin' Lunch
featuring Georgie Bonds performing on The Spirit of Philadelphia
on a three-hour cruise along the Delaware River.
1:00PM boarding the Spirit Of Philadelphia
1:30PM Embark - cruise begins - Georgie Bonds and band perform
3:30PM Spirit of Philadelphia returns to the dock, and
          Georgie Bonds and his All Star Blues Revue continues to perform
4:30PM Disembark. The show concludes.
$65 per person, includes the cruise, live Blues music, buffet, and open bar.


• • • October • • •


• • • November • • •


• • • December • • •


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
9:30PM 215-222-1400

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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events


• • • Tuesday • • •

Acoustic Tuesdays with Niki Sbaffoni @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
6:30PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

The Old Crispy Minstrels @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202


• • • Wednesday • • •

Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues every Wednesday @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

The monthly Blues Jam @ Jamey's House Of Music
on the first Wednesday of each month is off for the time being. Unfortunately, Jamey's House of Music, where lots of wonderful musicians have performed!) has been forced to cease operation. They are currently planning on reopening in a new location sometime in the next few months. Jamey's House of Music was a one-of-a-kind house-concert venue, with a very friendly and warm atmosphere, great sound, and fabulous music, and we look forward to Jamey's re-emergence in the near future.

Chuck McCrory, Larry Baltimore, Russ Massimin, lead blues open mic
The Greenwood Inn
4457 Marlton Pike
Pennsauken NJ 08109
8PM-12Midnight 856-663-9868

• • • Friday • • •

"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Saturday • • •

"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Sunday • • •

Sunday Blues Jam at The Twisted tail
hosted by Mikey Junior & Friends
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

Fred Miller Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail
Blues Jam last Sunday of each month
2580 Haverford Road
Ardmore PA 19003
8PM 610-649-6245

Weekly Blues Jam on Sundays, hosted by Blues In The Attic @ Casey's Restaurant & Lounge
155 South Antrim Way
Greencastle PA
4PM - 7PM 717-597-8383

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Some of the many great blues albums of 2014:

Catherine Russell Bringing It Back (Jazz Village)
Eddie Cotton Here I Come (DeChamp)
JJ Thames Tell You What I Know (DeChamp)
John Hammond Timeless (Palmetto)
Billy Branch & The Sons Of The Blues Blues Shock (Blind Pig)
Annika Chambers Making My Mark (self-produced)
James Armstrong Guitar Angels (Catfood)
Joe Louis Walker Hornet's Nest (Alligator)
Mikey Junior Traveling South (SwingNation/VizzTone)
Holmes Brothers Brotherhood (Alligator)
Lisa Mann Move On (LisaMannMusic)
Albert Castiglia Solid Ground (Ruf)
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne Rollin' With The Blues Boss (Stony Plain)
Norman Taylor Blue Soul (Soul Stew)
John Mayall A Special Life (Forty Below)
Jarekus Singleton Refuse To Lose (Alligator)
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes & Terry "Harmonica" Bean Twice As Hard (Broke & Hungry)
Robert Cray Band In My Soul (Provogue)
Rip Lee Pryor Nobody But Me (Electro-Fi)
Rev. KM Williams Jukin' In The Holy Land (Nobody's Fault Productions)
Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin' Decisions (Silver Talon)
Keb' Mo' Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue Music)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Common Ground (Yeproc)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Goin' Home (Concord)
Gregg Allman All My Friends (Rounder)
Candi Staton Life Happens (Beracah)
Selwyn Birchwood Don't Call No Ambulance (Alligator)
Vaneese Thomas Blues For My Father (Segue)
Mannish Boys Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove Music)
Andy T-Nick Nixon Band Livin' It Up (Delta Groove Music)
Bob Stroger & Kenny Beedy Eyes" Smith Keepin' It Together (Big Eye)
Nighthawks 444 (Ellersoul)
Reverend Shawn Amos The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It (Put Together)
Lucky Peterson The Son Of A Bluesman (Jazz Village)
Travis Haddix Love Coupons (CDS/Benevolent Blues)
Royal Southern Brotherhood HeartSoulBlood (Ruf)
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats You Asked For It… Live! (Alligator)
Alexis P. Suter Band Love The Way You Roll (American Showplace Music)
Murali Coryell Restless Mind (Shake-It-Sugar)
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones Living Tear To Tear (Severn)
Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson For Pops (Severn)
Ruthie Foster Promise Of A Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music)
Missy Andersen In The Moment (Main Squeeze)
Elvin Bishop Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)
Dr. John Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit Of Satch (Concord)
Generation Blues Experience Private Angel (R Music)
Grady Champion Bootleg Whiskey (Malaco)
Linsey Alexander Come Back Baby (Delmark)
Johnny Winter Step Back (Megaforce)
Marcia Ball The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man (Alligator)
Gary Clark Jr. Live (Warner Brothers)
Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls Soul Brothers (Catfood)
Mississippi Heat Warning Shot (Delmark)
S. E. Willis Turtle Dove Bounce (Mr. Suchensuch)
Rory Block Hard Luck Child (Stony Plain)
Billy Boy Arnold The Blues Soul Of Billy Boy Arnold (Stony Plain)
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Soul Funky (Cleartone)
Altered Five Blues Band Cryin' Mercy (Omnivibe)
Benny Turner Journey (Nola Blue)
Eric Bibb Blues People (Stony Plain)
Empire Roots Band Music from the film Harlem Street Singer (Acoustic Sessions Recordings)
Maya Beiser Uncovered (Innova)
EG Kight A New Day (BlueSouth)
Bob Corritore Taboo (Delta Groove Music)
Daniel Smith Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues (self-produced)
Eden Brent Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog)
Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters Good News (Stony Plain)
Sax Gordon &is Coloma Racan Roll (Fresh Sound)
Ironing Board Sam & Sticks Ironing Board Sam & The Sticks (Music Maker Relief Foundation)
Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein, & Hot 9 Viper's Drag (Impulse!)
Terry "Harmonica" Bean Catfish Blues (Wolf)
Duke Robillard Band Calling All Blues! (Stony Plain)

About The Blues Show and Jonny Meister

The Blues Show airs every Saturday night from 7:00 to Midnight on XPN. Host Jonny Meister explores this music and its history not only because it is the key ingredient in later rock and pop music, but also because of its own special allure and unique power as a style of music and expression of the human soul.

Catherine Russell and Jonny
Jonny Meister with Catherine Russell

The Blues Show covers the entire history of the blues from 1920 to the present, from the best-known to the most obscure blues, with focus on the present-day blues, but with an eye on the rich history of this music and its large body of timeless recordings.

Host Jonny Meister has been playing the blues on WXPN since March 1977. Meister grew up with old blues records in the house. His father played boogie woogie on the piano, which Jonny learned at about the age of 12. Later he played in rock bands and did a few solo gigs as a singer-songwriter. As his interest in blues grew, he became especially interested in the history of the music, a history not always revealed by the rock musicians and their promoters who drew heavily on the blues.

Jonny spent a week with the family of the late, great blues musician J. B. Lenoir in 1979, and he was one of the consultants for the Wim Wenders film The Soul Of A Man which featured Lenoir, in the PBS film series The Blues. He won the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for work in Public Radio for The Blues Show in 2000 and a "Best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine in 1996 for "Best Local Radio Show".


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Hubert Sumlin Pocono Award

Hubert Sumlin receives Pocono Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award from Jonny Meister.

Super Chikan and Jonny

Jonny Meister and the one and only Super Chikan, with one of his homemade "chiktars" at The Riverfront Blues Festival, August 6, 2011.

Blues Links: Visit these links to explore the Blues, learn about live events, and to take part in the culture of this American art form.

The Twisted Tail is the one place where you can hear blues in Philadelphia just about every night. They have a blues jam every Sunday starting at 5PM hosted by Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues. Mikey Jr. and band also play there pretty regularly on Wednesday nights. They're located at 509 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia.

Alligator Records
One of the leading Chicago blues labels. Alligator is Koko Taylor's label and also home for Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and many more. Recent releases include albums from Eddy Clearwater, Michael Burks, and Janiva Magness.

Delmark Records
A venerable Chicago blues & jazz label now celebrating 55 years in the business. Many of the blues greats of the past, like Junior Wells and Big Joe Williams, have recorded for Delmark. One of their finest recent releases is Byther Smith's Blues On The Moon. Another is Hattiesburg Blues from Mississippi Heat.

Blind Pig Records
This label is home to Kenny Neal, Magic Slim, Hamilton Loomis, and others and has put out albums by E. C. Scott, Elvin Bishop, Nappy Brown, Big Bill Morganfield, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and plenty more... plus classics from Buddy Guy, Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison... many others!

Pristine Audio
This French reissue company has done wonderful restorations of the audio from old records. Their blues releases include Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, and Tampa Red.

Diamond State Blues Society sponsors many blues events, notably regular day-long shows at Gators in New Castle, DE and summer events in Wilmington.

Bucks County Blues Society is America's oldest blues society. among the performers they have presented are folks like Willie Dixon and Albert Collins. They have regular events and a big Blues/R&B picnic every summer, and they sponsor "Blue Thursdays" every Thursday night at McStew's in Levittown PA.

Samuel James and Jonny Meister
Jonny Meister jammin' with Samuel James

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Shemekia Copeland Blind Lemon Jefferson

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