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.

The Blues: 10.11.14 show

Oct 6, 2014

I went into an unplanned direction on this Saturday's show.  Sometimes music will take you on a voyage, and so it goes.  I had a stack of cds on my desk that I had pulled for the show.  The top one was Wynton Marsalis's cd "The Midnight Blues: Standard Time vol.5."  It had kind of a jazzy blues feel, and a new path was forged.

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended the deadline for entering songs to November 4, 2014. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and entries are accepted online through the ISC platform and Sonicbids or through the mail.

Judges this year include: Tom Waits, Sarah McLachlan, Bastille, J. Holiday, Sara Evans, DJ Snake, Avicii, McCoy Tyner, Garbage, John Hiatt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gerald Casale (Devo), Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic), Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); and many, many more.

The Blues: 10.4.14 show

Sep 29, 2014

This week's program begins with Eric Clapton's unplugged "Walking Blues" followed by T Bone Burnett, Tom Waits and another favorite Ken Nordine.  The second set features the Honey Island Swamp Band, Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills, Dylan and Peter Frampton.  And finally the third set begins with a new Elvin Bishop release followed by Shemekia Copeland, Etta James, and ends with an instrumental from Joey DeFrancesco.

The Blues: 9.27.14 show

Sep 25, 2014

This week's Blues show (Sat night 9.27 at 11pm) begins with the title track from the new Alligator Records release by Marcia Ball called "The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man."  This is followed by the Bluebirds version of Tom Waits' "Low Side of the Road."  You'll also hear Gov't Mule who's coming to the Taft on Halloween night, Charlie Musselwhite, and ends with J.J. Cale.

This week's program begins with vocalist Madeline Peyroux who has a new cd coming out in October and has a handful of concerts lined up in December.  You'll also hear from Tom Waits, k.d. lang and Peter Frampton.  There are also songs by blues legends like John Mayall, Koko Taylor and the late Johnny Winter.  And the show ends with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Delbert McClinton.

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.