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.

This Saturday night, 9/13, at 11pm on The Blues, the show will begin with legendary guitarist Albert King, followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream and the Allman Brothers.  The second set features blues vocalists Etta James and Cyndi Lauper, then from Louisiana Sonny Landreth, and BB King at the end of the set with some help from Mark Knopfler.  The final set starts with Hugh Laurie's New Orleans album, and one of my favorite songs from "Let Them Talk,"  the tune "Baby, Please Make a Change" with vocals by Sir Tom Jones and Irma Thomas.  That's followed by the late/great local saxophonist Jim

The Blues: 9.6.14 show

Sep 4, 2014

This week's blues show begins with a song from Deanna Bogart's new Blind Pig release, just a wish away.  There are also songs by Cincinnati musicians Larry Goshorn, The Bluebirds, and Magnolia Mountain. 

And, a shout out for the St. Leon BBQ Smoke Fest & Chili Cook-Off on 9/12 & 9/13 at St. Leon Community Park in West Harrison.  Hours are 4:30-11pm Friday, 9/12 and 11 to 11 on Saturday, 9/13.

This Saturday night's Blues show, August 30th at 11pm, begins with Bonnie Raitt and vintage Ike & Tina Turner.  The second set features Cincinnati native Noah Hunt, Larry Goshorn, and a song from Gov't Mule.  The show ends with New Orleans vocalist Johnny Adams and a song from the Grammy-award winning album, Spirit of the Century, recorded by the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Ricky Nye has assembled an outstanding group of musicians for two nights of exciting boogie woogie music at the Southgate House Revival on Friday & Saturday nights, Nov.7th & 8th.

Legendary guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, along with blues vocalist Lou Ann Barton, will head a power-packed musical lineup for the 9th annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest in Longview, Texas, on 9/12-13.  The 2-day event features Jimmie Vaughan & his band along with Tony Joe White, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, Lurrie Bell Chicago Blues Band, and many others.  Tickets are available on the festival website.

The Blues: 8/16/14 show

Aug 12, 2014

On this edition of The Blues, you'll hear from New Orleans legendary pianist Ronnie Kole who has a lively persona on stage.  You'll also hear one of my favorites, the Monty Alexander Trio at Montreux in 1976 with Jeff Hamilton on drums and bassist John Clayton, "Nite Mist Blues."  Plus Ken Nordine, Charlie Musselwhite and Gov't Mule.

The Blues: 8.23.14 show

Aug 11, 2014

This is a fun show with legendary blues musicians like John Mayall, BB King & Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt.  You'll also hear some favorites like George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Galactic from New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong.

The Blues: 8.2.14 show

Jul 28, 2014

This show starts off with a set which includes songs by Aaron Neville, John Sinclair and Little Milton who passed away in 2005.  You'll also hear later in the program music by Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Hank Crawford and Etta James.  Plus one of my favorite vocalists...Jonelle Mosser from Nashville.

Award-winning New Orleans guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Anders Osborne, touring in support of his new Alligator Records cd, PEACE, will headline the Bacon Blues & Brew Music and Arts Festival in Batesville on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

This local special starts off with Whiskey Shambles and Kelly Richey who'll both be performing at the Smokin' Hot BBQ event at Findlay Market on Sunday, July 27th.  The 2nd set of this evening's blues show features three musicians, Jarekus Singleton, Selwyn Birchwood, & Guy Forsyth,  who'll be playing at the Cincy Blues Fest on Friday or Saturday evenings, August 1st or 2nd. 

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