The Blues with Lee Hay

Saturdays at 11 PM

Joe Santangelo dropped by the WVXU studio on March 2, 2017, to talk with John Kiesewetter about his work with his brother Dino which has led to his production of the wildly successful Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium. This year's festival runs from July 27-29 in downtown Cincinnati.

Stay tuned for an interview with Ricky Nye by Ron Esposito which will air on both Around Cincinnati and The Blues sometime in October before the shows!

The 3rd Annual Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival Presented by Jack Daniel’s will feature two days of BBQ, whiskey sampling and outdoor entertainment July 21, 5-10pm and July 22, 11am-10pm in Blue Ash's Summit Park. This free event will feature a number of barbecue restaurants:  Eli's BBQ, Pit to Plate, Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House, Sweets & Meats BBQ, BrewCity Sausage Co., The Beerded Pig, and Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ, and a special bourbon burger from Sammy’s Craft Burgers Beers. More than 50 varieties of bourb

LRBC #29 Southern Caribbean Oct. 21~28, 2017:

LIMITED VERANDAH CABINS available

Saturday night, July 15th at 11pm on The Blues, the spotlight's on the Tedeschi Trucks Band who's bringing their "Wheels of Soul" tour to Riverbend on July 21st and the following night, July 22nd, up at the Rose Music Center at the Heights.  The tour also features the Woods Brothers and Hot Tuna on stage with them.

So, on this blues show, we'll start off with a song by Susan Tedeschi, "Back to the River."  After this, you'll hear a phone interview by Ron Esposito with Susan Tedeschi.  She talks about her Cincinnati connection and music career.  Ending this set will be two songs by the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

After that, there'll be three songs by the Wood Brothers, too, and three after that by Hot Tuna.  Hot Tuna of course features Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane.  Legends, indeed!  

King Records continues to be recognized for its significance to Cincinnati through radio documentaries airing on WVXU and WMUB.  The series of radio documentaries which aired in September, 2016, for King Records month have won two awards, both in the radio documentary category, the Clarion Award from the Association of Women in Communications and Ohio’s Society of Professional Journalists.

In honor of the NASCAR races down at Kentucky Speedway this week, I thought it only appropriate to pull out some road songs to share with you.  So, I started off with Lonnie Mack's "Riding the Blinds", Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," then some Eric Clapton and Sonny Landreth. 

The second set begins with "Cadillac Women" by Charlie Musselwhite, "Solid Gold Cadillac" by Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88's, followed by Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, and Kelly Richey's "Fast Drivin' Mama."

Sonny Moorman's Group starts off the third set with "Take the Motorway,"  then Johnny Winter's "Maybellene", "Two Lane Highway" by the Goshorn Brothers, and Bruce Springsteen's classic "Pink Cadillac."

And, the last set features Bonnie Raitt's "Slow Ride" and Tom Waits "Ol' 55".  

12th Annual Hog Jam Music Festival   8/25-27, 2017 - VFW Campgrounds - 8718 Claude-Thomas Rd., Franklin, OH 45005

The Blues: 7/1/17

Jun 26, 2017

This week's blues show begins with Sugar Ray and the great Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham followed by Gene Harris and Al Green.  They're followed in the next set by Little Milton, Joan Armatrading, Eric Bibb and Chris Thomas King.  And, the third set features Buddy Guy & Junior Wells ( Paris in 1981), Ruth Brown, Laura Nyro, and Bobby McFerrin.

Upcoming concert dates:

7/21 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wood Brothers - Hot Tuna - Riverbend

7/25 - Amos Lee & Lake Street Drive - Riverbend

7/27-29 - Cincinnati Music Festival - Paul Brown Stadium

8/4 - Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper - Riverbend

The Blues: 6.24.17

Jun 26, 2017

This week's blues show starts off with the powerful guitar of Jimi Hendrix from the Fillmore East's last show on New Year's Eve, 1969.  He's followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and the Goshorn Brothers. 

During the second set, you'll hear from guitarist Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard, and legendary bluesman BB King.  And finally the show's last set features Lonnie Mack, the Sonny Moorman Group, and Luther Allison.

The Cincy Blues Fest is coming up August 11th and 12th, and volunteers are a crucial component.  So, if you'd like to hang out for some shifts and help a worthy event, please contact them at their website cincybluefest.org.


The Blues: 6.10.17

Jun 12, 2017
telegraph.co.uk

The Blues: 6.3.17

Jun 1, 2017


Here's a link to an article from the May 30th edition of Guitar Player Magazine about Gregg Allman who passed away on May 27th at the age of 69.  The first time I saw the Allman Brothers was in the early 1970's at Reflections on Calhoun Street.  He was a legend who'll be missed.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/gregg-allman-1947-2017/62863

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