We have more than four hours of great blues music from a lot of different artists, including the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, J.J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Ry Cooder, Elmore James, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band and many, many more.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists
Hank Williams Sr. is right up there at the forefront with the likes of Woody Guthrie, and his “fans” pay him tribute. Hear Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams III, Keb’ Mo’ and many more!
If you like the blues, this is your day to tune us in. Don’t waste another minute. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m., and costs you absolutely nothing. All you need is a free tab and a trigger finger to click the link below.
Good Morning, Music Lovers. Some days are better than others here in The Mermaid Lounge as I ride out one of the ugliest illnesses I’ve ever had. But it is Tuesday Bluesday, and we’ve got some stuff going on.
Here’s today’s line-up:
2:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live at Montreaux 1982 & 1985
Selections from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s two performances at Montreaux.
6:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Friends: Selections From the Crossroads Guitar Festivals
Hear EC with Joe Walsh, Doyle Bramhall II, ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, The Robert Cray Band, Gary Clark Jr., B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Tune us in, people. We run 24/7 whether I’m sick or well. No commercials. No endless chatter.
Good Morning, Bluesologists! We have Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and some great programming to go along with it!
Here’s today’s programming plan:
11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Blues Club, Ft. Worth, Texas, November 30, 1979
Master performer and blues guitarist supreme Stevie Ray Vaughan gives us some life stuff from the Bluebird Blues Club (also called The Bluebird Lounge in some circles) in Ft. Worth.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra
The only departure from the blues today, but the Album of the Week must carry on no matter what genre we focus on.
7:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, Austin, Texas, December 5, 1998
A very happy birthday to Lucinda Williams, a great blues-rock performer in her own right. We are big fans of Lucinda here in the Lounge and she is, after all, a friend of Tom.
Tune us in. It won’t cost you a thing. The DJ might as well be a mute. We don’t want your personal information; we have our own. And we don’t need a credit card because we’re fucking free. And we’re free 24/7, by the way. We never stop.
Good Morning, Bluesicologists! It is indeed Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some new additions to our rotation and our playlists today!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Blues Project Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, September 1966 NEW!
The Blues Project formed in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1965, and consisted of Al Kooper (keyboards and vocals), Roy Blumenfeld (drums), Danny Kalb (guitar and vocals), Steve Katz (guitar and vocals), and Andy Kulberg (bass and flute). They were short-timers, lasting only two years, but they were very good. Al Kooper and Steve Katz moved on to form Blood, Sweat & Tears after their break up.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez
The second airing of this week’s featured album by 19-year-old Joan Baez.
7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, Texas, April 15, 1984
I was feeling the need to get Stevie Ray Vaughan back into the mix here on a Tuesday Bluesday, and we have him live from the Austin Opera House. Light the fire and put your feet up.
We are back in retail hell today, but we certainly hope we’ve left you in good hands. Remember, we’re free. We don’t ask you for a thing. Tune us in and see for yourself.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again in The Mermaid Lounge playing all the music that’s fit to hear. We cut our Tuesday Bluesday down a bit today to pay respects to John Lennon later.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks, August 30, 2012
This is a sweet little blues and blues rock band, led by blues singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her husband Derek Trucks. They were formed in 2010 and operate out of Jacksonville, Florida. They have released four studio and two live albums since then, with their 2012 album, Revelator, winning the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Eli and The Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro is one of those quiet superstars, known mostly for making other people famous with her brilliant songwriting skills. But to hear this woman sing her own songs? That’s the best.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon
Forty years ago today, some fucking lunatic who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame gunned down one of the most brilliant rock musicians of all time, and a man who wanted nothing but to live in peace. Fuck you, Mark David Chapman. And John Lennon, you are now resting in peace. We miss you.
Tune us in, people. We’ve added the Russian Federation, Croatia, and Denmark to our listener list over the past week. Where the hell are all of you?
Good Morning, Music Lovers! What am I thankful for this week? This radio station. Life is too fucking short to listen to bad music and advertising.
Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up!
11:00 a.m. B.B. King & Friends: A Night of Blistering Blues! NEW!
Join B.B. King with his friends Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Paul Butterfield and others!
The playlist is indeed up. Just go to the Playlist tab on this blog and scroll to the bottom!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America
It ain’t the blues, but it is our Album of The Week and it shall be played no matter what else is going on. In fact, many of the songs on this album defy labels. That’s what makes it so great.
7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & His Band Live From The Tokyo Dome, Japan, November 2, 1988 NEW!
Like B.B. King, Eric Clapton invited a couple of friends in Mark Knopfler and Allan Clarke, vocalist for The Hollies. A splendid time was had by all.
Come on, people. Get your musical shit together. No, we don’t offer “on demand” musicl That’s not what we’re all about. We’d have to charge for that service, and we’re not doing that. This is radio the way it used to be.
Good Morning, Musicologists, and welcome to another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got some great programming today and blues Three-in-a-Row’s all day long.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John!
The trifecta of Blues Perfection. Pay attention, children. This is how it’s done.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The debut album is our Album of the Week. It was released 44 years ago yesterday. And the rest, as they say, is history.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of B.B. King
The final blues programming of the day belongs to the Blues King and his girl, Lucille. It’s only fitting.
By the way, did I mention those Tuesday Bluesday Three-in-a-Rows? You should tune us in. Today, you’ll hear Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and Lucinda Williams. What the hell are you wating for?
You won’t get any election updates from us. You’ll only hear music. Because here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, we know what the only path is. In the meantime, we’ve got great music.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blues: Various Artists
The playlist created for Blues Week (September 2020) is now a permanent fixture here, and is actually being expanded for Open Stream days. You will hear Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, The Robert Cray Band, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat and many more!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
I remember seeing JT live several times, once was out at Tanglewood in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. When he sang
Now the first of December was covered with snow So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go…
Lyrics from Sweet Baby James
the crowd went insane. I have hundreds of musical memories like that. Thankfully.
7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden, New York
Two musical legends recorded live at Madison Square Garden during their performances in February of 2008.
Anyway. I have no idea what you’re waiting for, but hey, we’ve got time. I think. Hehehe.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great line-up!
Here’s today’s musical programming:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (1986)
This was recorded over two nights on part of Dylan’s True Confessions tour. Tom Petty credits Dylan with teaching The Heartbreakers the importance of spontaneity on stage. These two guys were just great together. It’s amazing how many people Tom Petty was able to mesh with musically. That’s the sign of an artist comfortable in his own skin.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat
Again, some of the best live music ever pressed onto vinyl. Little Feat defied definition. And I will say it again: They are the most underrated band in rock music history.
7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Cosmic Blues Band, Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, April 11, 1969
She’s got dem old Kozmic Blues again, mama. And she’s belting them out here today.
So now we get to the inevitable question: What is wrong with people who do not like great free music, with no credit card or personal information required, no commercials, no endless boring plastic DJ chatter, and running 24/7. I don’t pretend to know what you’d call that illness.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan. We also toss in some Bonnie Raitt, always good for those bluesy days.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Stevie Ray Vaughan: Blues You Can Use, Recorded Live on the Live Alive Tour, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987 NEW!
Stevie Ray Vaughan was known as “the second coming of the blues” before his untimely death in a helicopter crash at the age of 35 in 1990, but his legend endures as one of the most amazing blues guitarists of all time. Bonnie Raitt dedicated her album Luck of The Draw to Stevie Ray. It’s only fitting that they are scheduled here on the same day.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic
Steve Winwood is another of those artists whose legend will endure long after his mortal life, and with good reason. Everything this guy has touched is worth listening to on some level, and he has been around for a very long time. One of my favorite videos of all time is Steve Winwood and Tom Petty on stage together for Can’t Find My Way Home during the Heartbreakers’ 2014 tour.
7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972
Bonnie Raitt is another of those female pioneers who never disappoints. It’s amazing to me that even the classic rock stations fail to give these women their due. But here in The Mermaid Lounge, their presence is scheduled to grow.