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 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.

Blues with Lee Hay: 2/15/14

Feb 12, 2014

On the Blues show, Saturday night, February 15th 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 18th 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 19th. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.  There's poetry from Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin and Dr.

Dennis Williams - obituary

Jan 12, 2014

From the Cincy Blues Society group mailing by native@zoomtown.com 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.

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 Mushroom...plus music from Big Joe Duskin, Greg Schaber, and the Blues Merchants.  It's a local archival edition of the Blues!

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