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.

Dean Alger's written a book about Lonnie Johnson called, "The Original Guitar Hero & the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music & Civil Rights." Coming out late this month, and Mr. Alger will be in Cincinnati for a booksigning at the Bookseller on Fountain Square on Friday, 5/2 from 7-8:30pm.

I got an email this morning from the Morganfield Foundation in Chicago.  The group was established to try to save legendary bluesman Muddy Waters’ home on the South Side of Chicago.  The home’s located at 4339 S. Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, and the historical significance of the home is what’s the driving force  to raise the funds necessary to save the building.

This week's blues show is a kaleidoscope of music from the opening song with BB King and Van Morrison to Jorma Kaukonen, the Bluebirds, and finally ending the show with Billie Holiday's "My Man."

April 2nd announcement by the Library of Congress:

The Blues - 4.12.14 show

Apr 8, 2014

Saturday night at 11pm, this week's edition of The Blues will feature The Goshorns, Ricky Nye, and the Claudettes who will be performing at Arnold's on Sat, 4/19.  You'll also hear a power set with blues legends Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Luther Allison.  There are also a couple of songs by Shannon Curfman who appeared on Kid Rock's cruise last month and EG Kight who's been to Cincinnati any number of times.

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the publisher of a new book about the Allman Brothers Band, One Way Out, written by Alan Paul.  I did a phone interview with him which was featured on last week's blues show.  While reading his book, there were a few mentions about the Allman Brothers Band's visit to the Ludlow Garage.  So, I t

This show features an interview I did by phone on February 19th, 2014, with Alan Paul, author of the 2014 biography, “One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.”  Alan Paul’s a senior writer for “Guitar World” magazine and has covered the Allman Brothers Band for 25 years.  The program  includes a discussion of the Allman Brothers Band mixed with songs some of which are from the Polydor release,

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This Saturday night at 11pm you'll hear Gov't Mule, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, and guitar legend Lonnie Mack who's living in Nashville now.  The show begins with a song by Boz Scaggs from his "Memphis" album and ends with Joan Armatrading's "The Way I Think of You." 

We're going to begin the show with a set highlighting events which have happened over the years on the date, March 15th.  Lightnin' Hopkins was born on 3/15/12, Ry Cooder's birthdate is 3/15/47.  James Brown's song, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" received a Grammy on 3/15/66, and finally on 3/15/68, Life Magazine called Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."

The Blues: 3.8.14 show

Mar 9, 2014

This week's show begins with Eric Clapton and ends with favorite Delbert McClinton.  You'll also hear an exciting long set by New Orleans legendary pianist Ronnie Kole.  There's also music from Charlie Musselwhite, Anders Osborne, Nina Simone, and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy.  BB King's included, and he'll be performing at the Lexington Opera House on Tuesday, 4/8.

3/5 - Ricky Nye performs with Bulletville @ The Drinkery 1150 Main Street downtown - 8-11PM

3/9- RICKY NYE & CHRIS DOUGLAS @ MOTR PUB – 8-10pm - 1345 Main St

3/11- RICKY NYE with BEKAH WILLIAMS @ CHRIST CHURCH - 4th & Broadway- lunchtime concert series  12:10-12:50 PM

3/12 - RICKY NYE @ THE LISTING LOON - 4124 Hamilton Ave 8-11pm

3/13 - RICKY NYE & DOTTIE WARNER @ ARNOLD'S BAR & GRILL - 210 E. 8th St. - 7:30-9:30 PM

We're heading down to New Orleans this week to celebrate the Mardi Gras season.  The show will begin with the Marcus Roberts Trio and then continue with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John.  Dr. John will be headlining the French Quarter Festival running April 10th through the 13th.  The festival features 1400 Louisiana musicians on 21 stages during the 4-day festival, and it's all free!

The Blues: 2/11/14 show

Feb 23, 2014

Lots of favorites in this show including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt.  There's a song by Cincinnati favorite Lonnie Mack and New Orleans legend Johnny Adams.  You'll also hear a song from Ry Cooder's "Chicken Skin Music" album which was a personal favorite back in the day.  And, we'll round out the show with "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" by Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton.

Alligator recording artists Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, JUMP START, will perform at Legends in Cincinnati on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials -- bassist James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues.

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