House of Blues Radio Hour

We will begin to air House of Blues Radio Hour on Saturday, July 17, at 10pm followed by Parlocha at 11pm.

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The longest running blues radio program in America, hosted by Elwood Blues.

The House of Blues Radio Hour is a weekly syndicated program hosted by Elwood Blues (a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd). Since 1993, the House of Blues Radio Hour has played blues and other forms of music which have their roots in the blues, such as R&B, soul and rock & roll. Featured guests have included BB King, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker and the Rolling Stones.

The House of Blues Radio Hour has won the Silver Medal award for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program from the 2007 New York Festivals International Radio Broadcasting Awards! The New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotion Awards recognizes “The World’s Best Work” in radio programming and promotion.


July 24-25, 2010

The electric blues was born in Chicago.  Elwood takes us there this week, with some of the greats who first plugged it in: Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James. … Elwood takes us back to where the musical electricity came from, before the music went electric: Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lonnie Johnson…. And who is bringing the Chicago blues into the 21st Century? People like Nick Moss, Billy Branch, and Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials.  And two classic Chicago bluesmen have teamed up for JOINED AT THE HIP- Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.  Brand new!  Plus a chance for you to win COOKIN’ IN MOBILE, the new CD/DVD set from Robert Cray, recorded live.

July 31- Aug 1, 2010

New music from Elvin Bishop is always cause for celebration.  His CD is RED DOG SPEAKS, and Elwood will play it for us.  First, some great slide players of the blues: Duane Amman, Johnny Winter, Elmore James, and Muddy Waters, after which Elvin Bishop joins the party, to talk about his life in the blues, his guitar (called Red Dog), and the benefit album he put together for his good friend and mentor, Little Smokey Smothers.  Plus: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Derek Trucks, and surprising new blues from pop singer Cyndi Lauper.  All that, and a chance to win the new DVD from J. Geils’ and Peter Wolf’s guitar man, Johnny A.

Aug 7-8, 2010

Good things are better when they come in pairs.  Elwood spins some blues duos this week, including Peter Karp and Sue Foley, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm, Smokin’Joe Kubek and B’Nois King, Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, the Blues Brothers, Moreland and Arbuckle, Sam and Dave, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells… and more.  We will hear new music from country blues duo Bill Sims and Mark Lavoie.  And there’s a chance to win the new CD from Sheryl Crow, 100 MILES TO MEMPHIS, her tribute to Memphis soul.

Aug 14-15, 2010

Stanley Dural Jr. played keyboards for soul bands, until he got a gig with Louisiana legend Clifton Chenier.  He promptly picked up an accordion and has been Buckwheat Zydeco ever since.  He sits down with Elwood to talk about his musical journey, and play music from his CD, LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN.  We will also hear Clifton Chenier, the swamp rock of JJ Grey, and brand new music from Swedish guitar player and songwriter, Anders Osborne, who now calls New Orleans his home.