Good morning, bluesologists! Today we’ve got an Open Stream day with blues trifectas to kick off each hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and The Bluesbreakers live from the BBC this evening. In between, it’s our AOW.
Here’s your bluesday lineup:
9:00 a.m. Blues Trifectas on The Hour!
Until 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. You’ll hear from Koko Taylor, B.B. King, Slim Harpo, Caned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Janis Joplin, in that order. We’ll repeat later to take you into the wee hours of the morning.
4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff
This is the second airing of our Album of The Week by singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff.
7:00 p.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at the BBC, London (1965-1967)
This evening we’ve got a collection of live recordings from 1965 through 1967 of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers performing live at BBC studios. Mayall has rightfully earned the title of “Godfather of the British Blues” and has been influential for six decades. He has retired from the road now, but is still alive and kicking at 89.
Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in, but we want you to know that we don’t play the blues only on Tuesdays. It’s part of our standard rotation and is part of our DNA. We’re on 24/7, we’re totally free, and uninterrupted by commercial advertising. Every day.