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.

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 for its generosity !)

Tune in at 11pm on Saturday, 12/21/13, for a Blues Christmas special.  The show begins with "White Christmas" recorded by Charlie Parker on December 25th, 1948.  Other musicians featured in the holiday special are the Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Ramsey Lewis, Albert King, and Etta James.  James Brown's "Please Come for Christmas" is also included.

Cincinnati connection since the song was released on King Records:

James Brown
(James Brown)
King (1970)

Recorded in Nashville on  April 25, 1970 according to “The King Labels: A Discography, Volume 1” compiled by Michel Ruppli.  Bootsy Collins is listed as playing electric bass on the song.  The Grammy ceremony will be broadcast live on Jan. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

On Saturday night, 12/14/13, at 11pm, join us for an hour special featuring early blues music recorded in the 1920's, plus an interview with blues expert John Tefteller who recently purchased a rare 78rpm by Tommy Johnson for over $37,000.  He'll touch on record collecting, storage, other rare releases as well as King Records.  We'll also include songs in the last set from a double-album set released by

The Blues: 12/7/13 show

Dec 2, 2013

This is going to be a fun show with music from B.B.King, Gov't Mule, and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, plus  lots of ladies including Odetta, Joss Stone, Cyndi Lauper, and Janiva Magness.

Winter Blues Fest

Nov 30, 2013

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.  Headliners include Tinsley Ellis and Janiva Magness.   Food will be available.  Tickets $20 per night or $35 for the weekend.  Tickets at

The Blues - 11/30/13 show

Nov 24, 2013

We're going to have some fun tonight with music from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Adams and Ike & Tina Turner.  Plus local favorites Bam Powell and Tickled Pink.

The Blues - 11/23/13 show

Nov 18, 2013

Songs on this program includes favorites like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Mack, Leon Russell and Ken Nordine. 

Concert calendar...Sonny Moorman's at McCauley's Pub in Sharonville on Monday, 11/25 and Willie's Sports Bar in Lawrenceburg on Tuesday, 11/26.  And at the Aronoff in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, 12/6, Sweet Honey in the Rock.

November 9th Blues show

Nov 6, 2013

The Blues this Saturday night at 11pm will be a fun one!  Music from favorites like Delbert McClinton, John Mayall, and Aretha Franklin.  Plus, songs by Sonny Landreth and Leon Russell who are coming into the area for concerts next week.

October 19th Blues show

Nov 3, 2013

A wide variety of songs from Gov't Mule's new 2 cd set to Magnolia Mountain and Allen Toussaint!