Lonnie Mack

The Blues: 6.24.17

Jun 26, 2017

This week's blues show starts off with the powerful guitar of Jimi Hendrix from the Fillmore East's last show on New Year's Eve, 1969.  He's followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and the Goshorn Brothers. 

During the second set, you'll hear from guitarist Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard, and legendary bluesman BB King.  And finally the show's last set features Lonnie Mack, the Sonny Moorman Group, and Luther Allison.

Play It Forward, the local foundation supporting musicians in times of need, is paying tribute to the late, great blues/rock/country artist Lonnie Mack

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, April 15th at 11pm, the spotlight's on the late, great guitarist Lonnie Mack who passed away a year ago on April 21, 2016.  You'll hear many of his songs, as well as some songs with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Blues: 4.8.17 show

Apr 9, 2017

This week's show which airs at 11pm on Saturday, April 8th, features musicians who'll be appearing in Cincinnati and two musicians who recently passed away.  The first set features Lonnie Mack and Johnny A.  A tribute show on the first anniversary of Lonnie Mack's death will be held on Friday, April 21st at the Madison Theatre in Covington.  It's called Mackfest, and there'll be many guitarists on stage that night.

Play It Forward

Exactly a year after his death, local musicians will celebrate the life of legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack on April 21 at Madison Theater.

Called "Mackfest," the concert features Sonny Moorman, Gary Burbank, Scott Bratcher, Jay Jesse Johnson, Chuck Sullivan, Johnny Fink, Wayne Bullock, Junior Spivey, Greg Schaber, Bob Herrmann, Brian Tarter, Raul Watson and Tom Kaper.

The Blues: 12.3.16 show

Nov 30, 2016

This week's blues show which airs on Saturday, December 3rd at 11pm, starts off with the classic R. L. Burnside song, It's Bad You Know, from the Sopranos soundtrack.  Bobby Rush has a cd out called "Decisions", and you'll hear "Another Murder in New Orleans" which also features Dr. John.  Dr. John's no stranger to violence. He no longer plays the guitar, because his hand was shot with a bullet.

The Blues: 10.22.16 show

Oct 23, 2016

This week's Blues show starts off with a new Jimi Hendrix release called "Machine Gun" from the Experience Hendrix label.  The rest of the first set features Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, and the Goshorn Brothers.  

You'll also hear from Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard and BB King in the second set followed by Lonnie Mack, Sonny Moorman, and Luther Allison.

The Blues: 6.25.16 show

Jun 27, 2016

This week's show starts off with the legendary Irma Thomas, along with another blues legend, Charlie Musselwhite, then BB King & Eric Clapton, and Tony Joe White.  The second set features Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Gov't Mule, and local musicians Greg Schaber & High Street.  And finally, the show ends with Wynton Marsalis's "The Midnight Blues" and from Chicago, Ken Nordine.

On July 16th, 2011, a one-hour special honoring the 70th birthday of guitar legend Lonnie Mack was broadcast on The Blues.  The special featured conversations with music historian Brian Powers, King Records recording engineer Chuck Seitz, and guitarist Stuart Holman who played with Lonnie Mack in the 1970's.

Lonnie Mack Special

Apr 25, 2016
Russell House

Originally aired on July 16, 2011:

A one-hour special about legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack will air Saturday night at 11pm during the Blues show on WVXU/WMUB.

From Indiana and a well-known guitarist in clubs around the area for many years, Lonnie Mack will be celebrating his 70th birthday on Monday, July 18. He now resides in Nashville and rarely makes personal appearances these days.

Russell House

Updated 4/28/16: WVXU-FM will repeat a Lonnie Mack 70th birthday blues special at 11 p.m. Saturday as a tribute to the legendary guitarist who died April 21 near his Nashville home.

The one-hour special, produced by Lee Hay, was originally broadcast July 16, 2011.  Here's her description of the 2011 program:

Sadly, the great Allen Toussaint passed away this past Monday while on tour in Madrid.  His presence was a given in New Orleans for years and years.  Such a talent.  So, in his honor, the first two songs of this week's blues show on Saturday, November 14th, at 11pm, will feature Mr. Toussaint followed by "Precious Lord" by the Blind Boys of Alabama.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night at 11 o'clock, May 30th, you'll hear lots and lots of talented local musicians.  You'll also hear songs from a couple of new cds recently received from Alligator and Blind Pig Records.  And finally, the show will end with a personal favorite by the late great tenor saxophonist Jimmy McGary.