The Blues with Lee Hay

Saturdays at 11 PM

Blues lovers will enjoy spending Saturday nights listening to their favorite music with longtime blues host Lee Hay.

Blues with Lee Hay: 2/15/14

Feb 12, 2014

On the Blues show, Saturday night, February 15 th at 11pm, you’ll hear some legendary musicians like Albert King, Etta James, and Bob Dylan. The show begins with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and vocalist Noah Hunt who’ll be in Louisville on Tuesday, March 18 th for a one-night show. There’s also a song by Anders Osborne who’s part of the Southern Soul Assembly Tour coming to the Taft Theatre downtown on Wednesday, March 19 th . Big news recently released…this is the last year for the Allman Brothers...

According to a touching article written by Cliff Radel for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Rusty York , who owned Jewel Studio in Mt. Healthy, passed away recently in Florida. You'll find some great photographs on his page in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame . He came into WVXU's studio in 2007 and sat down with Stuart Holman to talk about his career. After the interview, I drove Rusty up I-74 to meet his wife over in Indiana. While he hadn't been very talkative in the studio with Stuart, he came alive...

The Blues: 2/8/14 show

Feb 3, 2014

This Saturday night, February 8th at 11pm, you'll hear music from three groups who'll be appearing in the Cincinnati area soon. The first is Tommy Castro & the Painkillers who'll be at the Redmoor in Mt. Lookout Square on Tuesday night, February 11th. Then the next night, on Wednesday, February 12th, one of my favorite groups, Galactic, will be on stage at the 20th Century in Oakley. I've seen them a number of times at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. But my favorite show was when they opened...

Beatles specials

Jan 27, 2014

Tune in on Saturday nights, January 25th and February 1st at 11pm, for the two-part special, The Beatles in America, 1964 . It's a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States. The regular Blues shows will return on February 8th. And, WVXU/WMUB is also offering a great Beatles double cd set, The Beatles: Live at the BBC, Volume 2, as a thank you gift with your membership pledge . You'll find details on pledge levels by clicking on the link provided. I found...

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Phish, John Fogerty, Lyle Lovett, Christina Aguilera, Santana, the Avett Brothers, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Charlie Wilson are bound for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest . The roster also includes Robert Plant, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, the Alabama Shakes, the String Cheese Incident, Public Enemy and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. The 45th edition of what is officially the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell...

In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 20th, I've produced a special tribute show. The show begins with Sweet Honey in the Rock and ends with a moving piece from the compilation "The Long Road to Freedom" on Buddha Records. The piece features Irving Barnes with "I'll Never Turn Back No Mo'" and an excerpt from Dr. King's "We Were Here" speech. You'll also hear spirituals from Mahalia Jackson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, and the Blind Boys of Alabama....

Dennis Williams - obituary

Jan 12, 2014

From the Cincy Blues Society group mailing by on Friday, 1/10/14: Dennis A. Williams, 57, originally and most recently of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away from acute complications of liver disease on January 7th, 2014 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dennis is survived by his devoted partner, Amy Lowe, and his two sons, Brandon and Aaron. Dennis, sole child of a well-respected minister, began his life singing in the church, where he came into his love affair with...

The Blues: 1/11/14 show

Jan 12, 2014

Cincinnati's music scene is rich with talented musicians many of whom will be highlighted on this show. You'll hear Noah Hunt performing with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and the Bluebirds recorded at their old Sunday evening gig at Allyn's Cafe in Columbia Tusculum. There's a song by the Goshorn Brothers and another by the Sacred music from Big Joe Duskin, Greg Schaber, and the Blues Merchants. It's a local archival edition of the Blues!

Tommy Castro 's bringing his hot blues to the Redmoor in Mt. Lookout Square on Tuesday, February 11th, and he'll probably be performing music from his new cd, "The Devil You Know," on Alligator Records. Celebrated blues-rocker and multi-year winner of the B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award
Tommy Castro is back with a fiery new record featuring his stripped-down, raw-boned
new band The Painkillers and several special guests. Together they deliver high-octane

Cincy Winter Blues Fest

Jan 8, 2014

The Cincy Blues Society (founded in 1990) celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues with its hottest Winter Blues Fest line-up yet! On February 7 & 8, 2014, The Phoenix will be rocking with more than 25 of the best local blues bands and two amazing touring headliners. There will be four stages. Food will be available. Tickets $20 per night or $35 for the weekend. A limited number of rooms are available at the Garfield Suites Hotel until January 24 th with a special rate of $99...

Tue Jan 7, 2014 10:40 am (PST) . Posted by patincincy from the Cincy Blues Society on local blues mailing list: The "Willy D" Blues Conspiracy
Dennis Williams ("Willy D") started performing at the age of four with his parent’s gospel group. By 16, Willy D was soloing at international religious conferences with bluesy, soulful vocals. His professional credits include studio session work, understudy to the legendary Chuck Seitz of QCA and RCA Studio B fame, radio voiceovers, jingle writer...

The Blues: 1.4.14 show

Jan 5, 2014

Lots and lots of new releases from little known blues musicians on the regional and national scene. The show begins with a young guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan, who blew folks away at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival last year. Other musicians you'll hear on this show include Davell Crawford on Basin Street, Magic Slim's son Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, and Ron Sorin and the Blue Coast Band from Chicago.

The Blues: 12/28/13 show

Dec 30, 2013

Some party favorites from Denise Lasalle, Delbert McClinton, John Mayall, and Lonnie Mack. The blues show ends with a classic written by Gregg Allman and recorded at the Beacon Theatre in NY in 2003 - Whippin' Post from the Allman Brothers Band.

SAT. 4- SUN. 5 RICKY NYE @ NOVA JAZZ CAVA (+34 937 86 27 09) Passatge de Tete Montoliu, 24, 08221 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain X BOOGIE & BLUES REUNION presented by LLUIS COLOMA

FRI. 10- RICKY NYE @ FONDA- LA PRIMITIVA 08015 Lluçà (Barcelona-SPAIN) 10:00 PM showtime

SUN. 12- RICKY NYE with MR. BOOGIE WOOGIE @ GOOR BLUES Bredabaan 908, 2990 Gooreind, Belgium 4:00 PM showtime

MON. 13- RICKY NYE @ THALASSA (+32 484 79 74 44) Kleine Laan 11, 9100 Sint...

Yes, folks, it's that time of year for drinks, burritos, friends, family and CHRISTMAS FUN ! And behind it all will be a music machine comprised of STEVE SCHMIDT on Hammond organ, BRAD MYERS, guitar and ANTHONY T. LEE, drums. And, adding sweet vocals on top, will be EUGENE GOSS and - for the first time at this event - DIXIE KARAS ! This soulful, swinging, ebony/ivory juggernaut will be layin' it down for 3 BIG NIGHTS this year : Thurs.,Fri. and Sat., 12/19, 20 & 21. (Thanks to the Comet...